Vandalized Ayvazovsky Painting Restored

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Exhibits demonstrated during the exhibition of Armenian cultural treasures in the Vatican was insured by the HSBC Insurance company. The total amount of insurance added up to $20 million. During the exhibition Ayvazovsky’s "Fathers-Mkhitarians on St. Lazarus Island" was cut with a knife. However–the picture was restored at the expense of the insurance and is being exhibited at the National Picture Gallery of Armenia–the Insurance company told Noyan Tapan.

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