"At first, the collection will be shown in the Moscow Kremlin, and this will happen in the middle of May. The exhibition will be opened by Patriarch Alexis II. We have agreed with him about it at our meeting early in March," Viktor Vekselberg told RIA Novosti.
As it was pointed out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who visited the exhibition in New York, "the most important thing is that the unique collection is returning to Russia." "This concrete action did not need the Foreign Ministry's support. But if in the future, such efforts need settling diplomatic procedures, ownership rights or organisational and technical problems, the Foreign Ministry will certainly do everything possible to help return art masterpieces to Russia. I can guarantee this," Sergei Lavrov told RIA Novosti.
The Faberge jewellery firm was founded in Russia in the 19th century by Frenchman Carl Faberge and fulfilled the orders of the imperial family.