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Rembrandt masterpiece returns to the museum, and the kidnappers will get life

September 17 2005

Danish police discovered a self-portrait of the great Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, dated 1630 year, five years after it was stolen from the National Museum in Stockholm.

In December 2000, the painting, which experts estimate at 250 million Danish kroner ($ 42 million), along with two paintings by French artist Auguste Renoir stolen from the National Museum in Stockholm, three armed unidentified men in masks.

On Thursday at a hotel in downtown Copenhagen, was arrested four kidnappers masterpiece - two Iraqis, a Swede and gambiets. Just at that moment they were going to sell the painting to an individual.

The operation to arrest was the result of close cooperation the FBI and the Swedish police. Self-portrait by Rembrandt was not injured and will be returned to the National Museum of Sweden, informs RIA Novosti news agency referring to agency Associated Press.

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