Ban on import/export

Importation of the following items of cultural value shall be prohibited, namely:

  • In pursuance of international treaties of the Russian Federation or in connection with requests of competent authorities of foreign states, importation of items of cultural value declared wanted shall be prohibited. Such items of cultural value shall be arrested for the purpose of their subsequent returning to their lawful owners.

Exportation of the following items of cultural value shall be prohibited, namely:

  • movable objects irrespective of the time of their making, being of great historical, artistic, scientific, or other cultural value, that are referred to extra-valuable articles of cultural heritage of peoples of the Russian Federation under the applicable legislation;
  • movable objects irrespective of the time of their making, protected by the state and entered into protective lists and registers in the order fixed by the legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • movable objects irrespective of the time of their making, protected by the state and entered into protective lists and registers in the order fixed by the legislation of the Russian Federation; 
  • items of cultural value produced more than 100 years ago.