Ukrainian tried to smuggle in Donetsk Stradivarius

Украинец пытался вывезти в Донецк скрипку Страдивари

The man was detained at a checkpoint in Marinka.

The border guards checkpoint in Marinka found the Ukrainian old Stradivarius. This was announced by the speaker of the state border service Oleg Slobodyan on his page on Facebook on Wednesday morning, may 17.

“An interesting finding was discovered yesterday guards KPVV Marina. In the hands of guards was not some trivial hidden goods or food, but a real work of art – the Stradivarius violin,” wrote said.

According to him, the violin was found during the inspection of the car VAZ, in which a Ukrainian citizen was traveling in the occupied Donetsk. Border guards in the Luggage compartment of the car found vintage violin Stradivarius (Violin Concert Straduari) 1730 year, which probably carries cultural and historical value.

Ukrainian and violin gave police.

Previously Kharkiv luthier Valentin Timoshenko claimed to have discovered the secret of the violins of Antonio Stradivari.