After the fall of the communist regime, the mill has had quite a few dubious owners amongst whom a communist spy from the United States and the diplomatic service of Kazakhstan. We purchased the mill in June 2009 in a state of great neglect, as it had stood empty for nearly 10 years. The harsh climate and many burglaries significantly worsened the building’s condition. Though now we have been able to repair and restore a lot of the building which is again open to the public.