A drunken vandal has badly damaged a famous painting in one of Moscow's most famous museums because he believed the scene to be "historically inaccurate".
The General Director of the Tretyakov gallery Zelfira Tregulova said that as a result of hitting the glass breaks and the shards broke through the fabric in three places."Fortunately, the actions of the vandal didn't damage the hands and faces of the characters in the movie - something that would be hard to recover", said Tregulova.
"The incident was terrible and frightening and speaks to the aggression which reigns in society", said Tregulova, complaining that people were increasingly unable to distinguish between works of art and the documentation of historical facts.
The renowned painting "Ivan the Terrible Killing His Son" was attacked by a visitor of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery and suffered "serious damage".
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The perpetrator was identified by the police as Igor Podporin, a homeless man who arrived in Moscow from the city of Voronezh in central Russian Federation. This statement was made Deputy Chairman of the financial institutions Stanislav Kuznetsov.
"The canvas has been torn in three spots in the central part of the work on the figure of the tsarevich", although fortunately, according to the statement, "the most important part-the depiction of the faces and hands of the tsar and tsarevich-were not damaged". On Tuesday, police charged Podporin with damaging a cultural monument of special national significance, which carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison.
Since then, the painting has been protected by glass.
Russian authorities have arrested a man after he attacked a historic Russian painting with a pole. On January 16, 1913, Abram Balashov, a 29-year-old icon painter and Old Believer, took a knife and slashed the painting three times.
In October 2016, Russian Federation inaugurated a controversial monument to the 16th century tyrant, the first of its kind, in the city of Oryol some 335 kilometres south of Moscow. Ilia Repin, who was still alive at the time, helped restore her own painting.