The message reads, in part:
“Baron von Falz-Fein was a true patriot of Russia and a great philanthropist who dedicated his long life to the preservation of Russian spiritual and cultural heritage. It is impossible to overestimate his tireless and selfless efforts to return national art treasures to Russia and to restore Russian historical and cultural landmarks and monuments abroad.
The passing of Eduard von Falz-Fein is a terrible loss. The good memory of his great deeds and a sincere gratitude to this remarkable person will remain in the hearts of Russians forever.”
Eduard von Falz-Fein passed away on November 17 in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. He was 106 years old.
Eduard von Falz-Fein’s merits to Russia, a country he left with his parents at the age of six, were recognized with Russian awards. The list of his achievements and deeds includes returning art objects, archival records and various antiquities to Russia, and renovating Russian historical and cultural landmarks and monuments.