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Russia returns stained glass to German church

Post Time:Nov 18,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:110

Six medieval stained-glass windowpanes looted by the Red Army during World War II were returned to a German church Monday, where officials said they hoped to negotiate the return of other plundered artworks.

The windows complete a 117-panel set that depicts the Bible in pictures. The 14th century panels will be restored and re-installed at the Marienkirche, a church near Germany's border with Poland.

Russian lawmakers voted earlier this year to return the looted art — a decision Germany hopes could lead to negotiations for other works plundered during the conflict, according to a Nov. 17 AP report.

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