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President of Ukraine for legalizing private collections 7 years 9 months ago #4740

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President of Ukraine for legalizing private collections

UKRAINE - President Viktor Yanukovych supports the idea of legalizing private archaeological collections and putting them on museum registers, he said at today’s meeting of the Public Humanitarian Council.

Currently, the President said, there is a large amount of cultural valuables in private collections (including the archaeological artifacts) and it is quite reasonable to assume that they ended up there because of unauthorized excavations. Moreover, according to him, the demand for such artifacts is growing and illegal excavation is thriving "bringing the destruction of archaeological sites."

"This practice is unacceptable as it entails the loss of artifacts priceless for the history of our state and for all humanity, and affects the image of Ukraine," said Viktor Yanukovych.

He said it is time to find a reasonable balance of interests of civil society, the state, and private collectors to ensure the preservation of archaeological heritage.

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Re: President of Ukraine for legalizing private collections 7 years 9 months ago #4750

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It seems that the President of the Ukraine is taking a different approach than the state of Florida. He plans to let the citizens first amass the treasure in nicely appointed collections, where the State of Florida along with the various signatories of the UNESCO agreement want to collect this sort of property fresh from the hands of the citizens who retrieve it from the earth or the seabed. Either approach smacks of governmental piracy of private property.
Just my 2 cents.
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