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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Armenia to Return Art

MOSCOW -- Armenia has agreed to return old books and manuscripts that were taken from Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, Interfax reported.

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan signed a decree pledging the return of the cultural objects, Interfax said Friday. There was no word on how many items would be returned.

At the end of World War II, the victorious Soviet army looted art and cultural treasures from the defeated Germans, and it was taken to Russia and other republics, including Armenia.

Russia's parliament passed a bill designed to keep the art in Russia, and President Boris Yeltsin reluctantly signed it last month.