In May Avdonin and Ryabov found the Pig's Meadow.

KGB Chairman, Yuri Andropov convinced President Leonid Brezhnev that the Ipatiev House had become a site of pilgrimage for covert monarchists. An order was given to the first secretary of the Sverdlovsk Region, Boris Yeltsin, to destroy the Ipatiev House.  On July 27, 1977 the building was leveled.