US gives Russia back Czar's stolen medallion





The U.S. Ambassador to Russia returned a stolen silver medallion that belonged to the last Russian czar to Moscow Thursday after it was recovered from an online auction by U.S. investigators.

Ambassador John Beyrle said that the recovery of the rare artifact signaled increasing trust between Moscow and Washington.

The medallion, which bears a portrait of Czar Peter the Great, once belonged to the family of Russia's last Czar, Nicholas II. It was stolen from the State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg.



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