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Since April 28, 2017, the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich went defunct with the illegal seizure of its building and territory.

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“The first impression with what I saw is the resemblance to the destruction of the Yasnaya Polyana by German Nazis.” What happened to the Center of the Roerichs // “Sobesednik” 14.02.2018 “The first impression with what I saw is the resemblance to the destruction of the Yasnaya Polyana by German Nazis.” What happened to the Center of the Roerichs // “Sobesednik”

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.

The Ministry of Culturenation alized the property of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich // Novye Izvestia 07.02.2018 The Ministry of Culturenation alized the property of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich // Novye Izvestia

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.

Press conference of the International Centre of the Roerichs 26.01.2018 Press conference of the International Centre of the Roerichs

On 30th January at 11:30 the press-conference of the International Centre of the Roerichs will take place at the press-center IA Rosbalt (building 1, 4/2 Skatertniy per., Moscow). It is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the death of Svetoslav Roerich (1904–1993), the younger son of a great Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, the founder of the Non-Governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich in Moscow. The press-conference is also held to mark 9 months since the illegal seizure of the Museum by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the State Museum of Oriental Art subordinated to the ministry. The conference is open for Russian and foreign journalists.

Egor Ivanov. Short live of culture destroyers 26.01.2018 Egor Ivanov. Short live of culture destroyers

The present situation with the Non-Governmental Museum created by the ICR under the leadership of the authorized representative of Svetoslav Roerich Lyudmila Shaposhnikova can rightfully be called a kind of revenge of the officials to Svetoslav Roerich, who almost thirty years ago expressed an open distrust to the state-bureaucratic system of culture and therefore was steadfast in making in Moscow a Non-Governmental Museum on the basis of the Roerich family heritage, which included hundreds of Nicholas and Svetoslav Roerich paintings, rare collections and a unique family archive with priceless philosophy manuscripts of Helena Roerich.

Alexander Stetsenko: “In Russia one can take anything off of anyone” 26.01.2018 Alexander Stetsenko: “In Russia one can take anything off of anyone”

The authorities make up laws in order to interpret them in their own favor. If things do not work out in a good way, "people in black" come and do lawlessness in the "interests of the state." The capture of the Non-Governmental Nicholas Roerich Museum is a vivid and very sad example of this.

Statement of the Board of the International Centre of the Roerichs on the inauguration of the exhibition of the Roerichs’ paintings by SMOA at the Lopoukhin’s estate on 19 December 2017 29.12.2017 Statement of the Board of the International Centre of the Roerichs on the inauguration of the exhibition of the Roerichs’ paintings by SMOA at the Lopoukhin’s estate on 19 December 2017

On 19 December 2017 the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has launched a broad PR campaign in the federal media considering the inauguration of the exhibition of the Roerichs’ paintings by SMOA at the Lopoukhin’s estate. The base of the exhibition consists of paintings from the heritage transferred to ICR by Svetoslav Roerich, which was illegally seized by the Ministry of Culture.

Christmas Celebrations at the International Roerich Memorial Trust 28.12.2017 Christmas Celebrations at the International Roerich Memorial Trust

With great joy and enthusiasm Christmas was celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar. The main guests of the festivities that took place on December 25, 2017 in the IRMT were the students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children, their parents, the children of the IRMT staff (and the staff themselves), as well as the young residents of Naggar.

Sergey Skorodumov, Yan Somov. HIGH SECURITY MUSEUM 04.12.2017 Sergey Skorodumov, Yan Somov. HIGH SECURITY MUSEUM

In order to save the disappearing culture of Russia the representatives of law enforcement bodies and the Russian Government are to show themselves strong enough to hear the voice of the people and stop the excesses of the officials of the Ministry of Culture and the State Museum of Oriental Art. For there is no bright future without the culture.

Robbery of a billion of dollars' worth: How the inheritance of Roerich, a man of genius and artist, was stolen 16.11.2017 Robbery of a billion of dollars' worth: How the inheritance of Roerich, a man of genius and artist, was stolen

“The last war among people will be a war for truth,” these words of the Great Russian artist, philosopher and thinker Nicholas Roerich proved to be prophetic. 

Autumn Festival “India-Russia-The Roerichs” in the Sacred Himalayan Roerich Estate 22.10.2017 Autumn Festival “India-Russia-The Roerichs” in the Sacred Himalayan Roerich Estate

On October 7-9, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) celebrated the 143rd anniversary of the great Russian artist Maharshi Nicholas Roerich as part of the festival “India-Russia-the Roerichs” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the International Roerich Memorial Trust and the 70th anniversary of Russian-Indian diplomatic relations. The guests of honour at the festival were Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India, New Delhi, and Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Additional District Commissioner, Kullu. 


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