It was forced to sell off parts of the collection in order to raise funds for operation. Mitrohin brought the collection to the United States in August of 1991 and through a non-profit organization, had the proceeds used to help Russian businesses at the height of the 1991 failed coup attempt. This is one of two works from his private collection currently for sale. More photos available on request.
The item "RUSSIAN LACQUER BOX- A. Sergev- Mystera/Mstera From Moscow Folk Art Museum 1991" is in sale since Thursday, February 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".2008" and is located in Arlington, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.