April, 28th 2017 about 9:30 p.m. territory of non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich with no announcement was seased by director general of Governmental museum of Oriental arts Aleksander Sedov accompanied by a lawer and several dozens of unknown 'security' service without any insignia. All guests of the Museum and management of International Centre of the Roerichs were commanded to leave the building. Owner has changed, they were told. No
On March 20, 2017 the Arbitration Court of Moscow upheld a lawsuit of the State Museum of Oriental Art supported by Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo) claiming avoidance of the gratuitous lease contracts and eviction of the International Centre of the Roerichs from the Lopoukhins’ Estate. The ICR considers this decision of the Arbitration Court is entirely unreasonable and will appeal the court judgment after receiving its text.
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 Law enforcement officials have withdrawn more than 200 paintings.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
March 7, 2017 in Moscow by representatives of law enforcement agencies (About 60 persons) the Mansion of the Lopoukhins was blocked, where the international non-governmental organization, the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) is located, the basis of which is the Non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, where the heritage of the Roerich family – outstanding representatives of world culture – has been preserved for more than 25 years. The