"The prominent Russian businessman wants to bring this treasures back to Russia," Shvydkoi told RIA Novosti.
"This is a normal civilized move showing positive changes in our social-political life," the minister noted.
According to him, the Russian Culture Ministry played a significant role in this deal. It pressed for the abolition of customs duties on the import of art values.
The Culture Ministry is ready to add the purchase to state-owned Faberge jewels, Mikhail Shvydkoi said.
Even if the collection is private property but is widely available, it means that it really returned to Russia, Shvydkoi stressed.