Yevgeny Kleymenov presented the work "The Grieving Mother of God of Cyprus" to his friend Yanakis Grutas, who was the founder of a Cypriot travel company in the 70s of the last century, the press service of the Plenipotentiary Representatiму Office RB under the President of the Russian Federation informed. The painting "Grieving Our Lady of Cyprus" was found in the warehouse among his personal belongings.
Yanakis Grutas' friend Levon Saryan organized a search for his relatives and friends, but all in vain. It was decided to donate the painting "Grieving Mother of God of Cyprus" to the Mikhail Nesterov Bashkir State Museum. Currently, the painting is in the building of the embassy.
Yevgeny Kleymenov (1947-1992) - painter, member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Born and worked in Ufa, then moved to Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Art Institute. The breadth of Yevgeny Kleimenov's philosophical and aesthetic views is reflected in his work, based on classical traditions. The art pieces are stored in the collections of the Nesterov Museum, the house-museum of Lenin, and private collections in Russia and abroad.