Putin to Inherit $2B Art Collection, Museum-going Remade with Oculus Rift, and More

Vladimir Putin.  (Photo Alexy Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin. (Photo Alexy Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Massive art collection of disputed authenticity is bequeathed to someone who really needs the money: Vladimir Putin. Nina Moleva owns the vast collection, valued at about $2 billion, which includes work by Rubens, Valezquez, and van Dyck. However, many in the Moscow art world think the works, which Ms. Moleva claims her in-law successfully hid during the Bolshevik Revolution, are fakes.

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Putin to Inherit $2B Art Collection, Museum-going Remade with Oculus Rift, and More