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Wednesday, 12 April, 2000, 21:34 GMT 22:34 UK
Germany, Russia exchange looted art

Germany and Russia have agreed to exchange works of art looted by the Nazi and Soviet armies during the Second World War.

The artefacts being returned include a chest from Tsar Peter the Great's Amber Room in a royal palace outside St Petersburg, and drawings and watercolous, including works by Durer, Manet and Goya, which vanished from a museum in Bremen in 1945. The handover will take place at the end of this month during a visit to Moscow by the German Culture Minister, Michael Naumann.

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