The Center of the Roerichs claims about the real rout that was caused in the museum after it passed under the control of the state. On April 28, 2017, the International Center of the Roerichs (the ICR) was seized, sealed, security was lined up near the Lopoukhins' estate, where the ICR was located. All the workers of the center were evicted. The premises, the art collection, the Roerichs' archive, the
On January 30, 2018, the press conference initiated by the International Centre of the Roerichs took place at the press centre of Rosbalt Information Agency. One of the crucial topics discussed during the meeting was the illegal seizure of the Museum by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and its subordinate - the State Museum of Oriental Art. The enfilade inside the museum before the seizure The same
April 29th, 2017 Chairman of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of Russia Mikhail Fedotov and the Council member Andrei Babushkin visited the Nicholas Roerich Museum, located at the Lopukhin's estate on Maly Znamensky Lane in Moscow. One day before the visit, the building had been captured by armed personnel. The moment of seizure was witnessed by a member of the HRC, Ivan Zasursky. According
April 29th, 2017 Member of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of Russia Ivan Zasursky witnessed attempts of the armed capture of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. He recorded all the details on video. The armed people, accompanied by the police, entered the museum and refused to leave it, arguing this by a court decision, although the sentence has not come into force yet.