The Conspiracy Against Nicholas II
The United States handed over valuable historical documents from the time of Nicholas II to Russia
Award documents stolen in the 90s were found in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
16 valuable historical documents were handed over to the Federal Archival Agency of the Russian Federation, which were found as a result of an investigation conducted by the investigative service of the US Department of Homeland Security at the request of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The official handover ceremony took place on Wednesday at the residence of the US Ambassador in Moscow.
According to the press service of the American Embassy in Moscow, the act of transferring the documents was signed in the presence of US Ambassador John Huntsman. We are talking about the so-called Chapter decrees – award decrees signed by Emperor Nicholas II, which contain information about the awarding of awards for military, public and service merit. They exist in a single copy and have never been published in their original form..
The documents were stolen from Russian archives in the early 1990s, and in 2014, the US Department of Homeland Security received information from the Russian Ministry of Culture that they were up for auction in the United States. Based on the results of the investigation and examination, the authenticity of the documents was proved..
“The return of these documents proves that there are specific, practical areas where the US and Russia can and do successfully cooperate,” Ambassador Huntsman said, adding that in this way, Americans express respect for Russian culture and contribute to relations between the two countries..
Deputy Head of the Federal Archival Agency Andrey Yurasov clarified that the documents are especially valuable for the archive fund.
Yurasov recalled that since 2007, this is the fifth ceremony of transferring previously stolen archival documents from Russia to the United States. He thanked the employees of the Ministry of Homeland Security, calling the department a reliable partner of the Ministry of Culture.
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