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Independent Lens | The Desert of Forbidden Art | The Road to Uzbekistan | PBS

Duration: 01:45
Program: Independent Lens #1217
Broadcast Date: Apr. 5, 2011

The Desert of Forbidden Art tells the incredible story of how one man -- Igor Savitsky -- stashed a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan. Hear how Savitsky made over 20 trips to Uzbekistan to smuggle art treasures out of Moscow.

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Post Date: February 15, 2011