On March 7 the fighters of the Special Police Force stormed the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR). Search of the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow took place on Tuesday. Law enforcement officials have withdrawn more than 200 paintings.
The staff was subjected to humiliating search of the working space, movement restrictions, mental and physical pressure; they were also not allowed to use their mobile phones.
Neither the acting Director of the Museum, nor her deputies or the Museum custodians were allowed to the Museum halls in order to control the seizure of the paintings.