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February 28, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

U.S. returns recovered historical documents to Russia

This article originally appeared on the RIA Novosti website on February 25, 2011

The U.S. ambassador to Moscow on Friday formally returned to Russia 21 historical documents that were recovered by U.S. law enforcement after being smuggled from Russia to the United States. The documents, which were stolen from Russian national archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg between 1994 and 2002, include two decrees signed by Catherine the Great and a decree and an award signed by the last tsar, Nicholas II. [link to full article]


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