Exporting of Cultural Items From Russia

According to the current legislation, Control over the export and import of cultural goods in Russia is exercised by the Federal Regulatory Service for Mass Media, Communications and Protection of Cultural Heritage, or Rosokhrankultura, which is supervised by the Government of the Russian Federation. Rosokhrankultura takes decisions on allowing the permanent or temporary export of cultural goods from Russia and issues relevant certificates.
To obtain an export authorisation, the owner of the object, or an authorised person, needs to file a request to Rosokhrankultura on an application, to be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A list of objects (cultural goods)
  • An application, sighed by an individual or a legal entity
  • A copy of the first page of international passport of a person exporting cultural goods. For a legal entity a copy of Registration Certificate is required. If an author exports his works himself, he should grant a copy of Certificate of Membership in the Art Union or a copy of his diploma in art.

For the residents of Russian Federation - a copy of the first page and the address page of the Russian passport of the person who exports objects of art (cultural goods).

A list of description for the cultural goods to be exported should include:

  • Author’s name
  • Title of the object
  • Size of the object (in cm)
  • Year of making
  • Three colour photographs of each object (size at least 8 by 12 cm)
  • Power of Attorney for documents’ proceeding (if necessary)
  • Documents confirming the ownership of the cultural goods to be exported (if necessary)
  • Documents certifying the value (price) of the cultural goods (if applicable)

Office Addresses Rosokhrankultura:

Rosokhrankultura St. Petersburg:
190000, St. Petersburg, nab. Fontanka 59, letter A, of. 210, 2nd floor
phone: 8-904-330-93-44
working hours: Monday-Friday 11.00 - 17.00, lunch break 13.00-13.45

Rosokhrankultura Moscow:
107031, Moscow, Neglinnaya Street, 8/10
phone: (495) 623-77-10, (495) 624-49-44

119002, Moscow, Arbat Street, 53, building 6-А
phone: (495) 244-76-75, (495) 241-86-20
working hours: Monday-Thursday 10.00-18.00, Friday 10.00-17.00, lunch break 14.00-15.00

119022, Moscow, Zubovsky boulevard, 2
phone: (499) 245-68-61, (499) 245-68-81, (499) 245-67-64
working hours: Monday-Thursday 10.00-18.00, Friday 10.00-17.00, lunch break 14.00-15.00

Simferopol, Gogolya Street 14, 15 cabinet
Tel. (0652) 54-58-41
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 to 16:00

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