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Merkel event in Russia cancelled in looted art dispute
« on: June 21, 2013, 06:37:59 AM »
Via the BBC:

A fresh dispute over German art seized by the Soviet Union as war reparations threatens to overshadow Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Russia.

Mrs Merkel had been due to open a new exhibition jointly with President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg, after an economic forum in the city.

But the Friday evening ceremony was cancelled at short notice.

It appears Mrs Merkel was planning to mention German claims in her speech and the Russian side objected.

News of the cancellation came just before Mrs Merkel's flight from Berlin to St Petersburg, where she is due to address the annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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