Photo Gallery: Looted Art as 'Moral Compensation'
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Photo Gallery: Looted Art as 'Moral Compensation'

Curating under Communism 'Politicians Come and Go, But Art Is Eternal'

Irina Antonova has been director of Moscow's Pushkin Museum since just after Stalin died. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she discusses Vladimir Putin's attitudes to art, her childhood in Nazi Germany and why Russia shouldn't have to return cultural treasures taken from Germany after World War II.
Interview conducted by Martin Doerry and Matthias Schlepp in Moscow. Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.