Jan Claesz Rietschoof"s "View of Oostereiland" (1652-1719)
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The mystery of the 24 Dutch Golden Age paintings

Eleven years ago, 24 Dutch Golden Age paintings disappeared from a regional museum in the north-west Netherlands.

In July this year two representatives of a right-wing Ukrainian militia turned up at the Dutch Embassy in Kiev demanding 50m euros (£36m) for the return of the paintings.

BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse has been delving into a murky world where art theft and Eastern European politics collide.

  • 12 Dec 2015
  • From the section Europe
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