On August 31, 2016, authors held an extraordinary RAO conference which removed Servey Fedotov and Vera Fedotova from their offices at RAO. Maxim Dmitriev was appointed a new General Director of RAO.
On December 20, 2016, the Basmanny District Court denied the claims of a RAO member L.Velichkovsky, who asked the Court to find the extraordinary RAO Conference illegal, and all its decisions void.
Oleg Galakhof filed an appeal to the Basmanny Court decision. On February 16, 2017, the Moscow City Court supported the Basmanny Court position.