Ministry of Culture approved export of the historical symbol of Brazil


Статуя ACEX Saint Petersburg and its partner MIG Express organized the transportation of 2 meter statue made of the most valuable Brazilian wood from Saint Petersburg to the US.

Евгений АпасовThe transportation wasn’t difficult,” the head of ACEX Saint Petersburg Evgeniy Apasov says. “We prepared the documents for export and import and shipped the statue. The American document required to indicate the Latin name of the plant Caesalpina echinata, so apart from the transportation we learnt something from the ancient language”.

The export of works of art from the Russian Federation requires special authorization from Ministry of Culture. The procedure is not complicated but it is required by the customs.

ACEX has a thorough experience of transportation of works of art among which there are transportation of valuable musical instruments such as Stradivarius violin of 1713 at the cost of 1,5 million euro, Guarneri violin of 1867 at the cost of 1,4 million euro, Roger’s cello of 1696 at the cost of 500 thousand euro and other antique instruments, historic relics from Bulgaria (weapons and uniforms, trophies and ancient icons), 300 kilo sapphire from Russia to China and a lot of other cargo that requires special attention and responsibility.


The Pau Brasil is the tree that was used as red dye for fabrics. It is the tree that gave Brazil its name. The red wood is very heavy and solid and doesn’t dote and it was used as the first money. The Indians collected it and exchanged for jewelry, fabrics, leather and other things. The wood is still considered as one of the best materials for fabrication of bows and batons.