In Moscow, a relative of the Romanov family was defrauded of $1.7 million (4 photos)

22 January 2024
Category: painting, 0+

73-year-old Tatyana Little lives in Canada.

73-year-old Tatyana Little came to Russia from Canada to sell paintings from the collection of the Romanov family, which she inherited. The woman took 180 works of art with her. Tatyana met a customer online. The scammer said that there might be problems with the sale of the paintings, since Little is not a citizen of the Russian Federation. She offered Tatyana to purchase 180 paintings for 388 thousand dollars

Winter view, watercolor by Princess Olga Alexandrovna

After the deal was agreed, some of the paintings were sent from Sheremetyevo Airport to the Ostankino TV Tower. There, the heiress of the royal family met with the fraudster to transfer cash. But it turned out that Tatyana doesn’t know Russian well and instead of a purchase agreement, she was given a donation document, Mash reports.

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Flowers of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanova

The woman was left without money and without paintings. She contacted the police, and investigators are now looking into this.

Alexander III had a youngest daughter, Princess Olga, who had a son, Tikhon. In adulthood, Tikhon had a stepdaughter, Tatyana, who lives in Canada.

Watercolor of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna is the daughter of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna. Since childhood, the girl loved to draw and took painting lessons from the best artists. Emperor Alexander III approved and supported his daughter’s passion for fine arts.

It was these paintings that her relative gave to the scammers.

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