The total cost of the work is about $11.7 million.
Experts evaluated the damage caused to the painting by Ilya Repin “Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan”, at 30 million rubles — about $480 thousand. A representative of the Russian prosecutor’s office said this during a court session in the Moscow court, Interfax reports. She also added that the total cost of the work is estimated at 730 million rubles — about $11.7 million.
37-year-old Igor Podporin, who damaged the canvas, can face up to 6 years in prison. On May 25, a man came to the Tretyakov Gallery, with the help of a metal fence, smashed the protective glass in the painting and hit the canvas several times.
Podporin declared that he had spoiled the artist’s creation “because of the unreliability of the historical facts depicted on the canvas.” At first he confessed that he committed the crime in a state of intoxication, but later began to deny it and stated that he had given the first testimony under pressure.