November 15, 1933 the Politburo of the CPSU (b) adopted a resolution on the procedure for the sale of art treasures abroad. It demanded “to stop the export of paintings from the Hermitage and other museums without the consent of the Commission composed of comrades Bubnov, Rosengolts, Stetskoy and Voroshilov.”

Sale of Works of Art and Transfer of Art Objects to Museums of Union Republics

1932-1934

The museum suffered irreparable losses as a result of the sale of art treasures in 1928-1933.

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