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Media statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs 25.04.2018 Media statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs

The International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) filed a complaint against the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, the first deputy minister of Culture Mr. Aristarkhov and other persons involved for the crime of robbery committed by a group of persons with illegal entry into premises, with the threat of use of coercion that is not dangerous to human life or health, on an especially large scale. The complaint was addressed to the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin. The crime resulted in an unprecedented seizure of the unique cultural heritage of the Roerichs’ family at the value of several billion rubles, which had been owned by the ICR.

Roerich Pact Day Celebrated in IRMT 24.04.2018 Roerich Pact Day Celebrated in IRMT

April 15, 2018 the International Roerich Memorial Trust celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the Roerich Pact – the first international Treaty for the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments initiated by the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich who worked on its draft in early 1930s right here in the Himalayan Roerich Estate.

International Congress of Public Resolution 16.04.2018 International Congress of Public Resolution

The International congress of public “Destruction of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich in the light of problems in preservation of Russian culture in XXI century” was held in Moscow on March 24, 2018. Congress organizers – International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR), International Council of Roerich organizations named after Svetoslav Roerich, International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee...

Photochronology of the Non-Governmental Nicholas Roerich Museum's damage 04.04.2018 Photochronology of the Non-Governmental Nicholas Roerich Museum's damage

We 'd like you to get acquainted with new facts of intentional vandalism and lawlessness in respect of property of the International Center of the Roerichs, which for nine months was in “safe custody” with the leadership of the State Museum of Oriental Art.

Devika Rani Anniversary Celebrations in IRMT 03.04.2018 Devika Rani Anniversary Celebrations in IRMT

On March 30, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) celebrated the 110th anniversary of Devika Rani, the cinema star of yesteryear, and the beloved wife of Dr. Svetoslav Roerich.

Masters Day Celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate 30.03.2018 Masters Day Celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

The programme organized in the Himalayan Roerich Estate on the occasion of the Masters Day (March 24) started with the solemn ceremony of planting of flowers on the Samadhi of Nicholas Roerich.

Lyubov Khomenok. Roerichs’ Heritage is Plundered!  // Blog “Cont” 27.03.2018 Lyubov Khomenok. Roerichs’ Heritage is Plundered! // Blog “Cont”

Attention! Uncontrolled plundering of the Roerichs’ heritage, handed over by Svetoslav Roerich and other donors to the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR), began. It began under a cloak of silence of cultural and scientific community, with full connivance, and often with the approval of state officials.

The Open Letter of the ICR Council to Vladimir Putin 22.03.2018 The Open Letter of the ICR Council to Vladimir Putin

The staff of the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) is appealing to you.With pain in our hearts, we inform you about the destruction of the largest public (non-governmental) museum in Russia named after Nicholas Roerich.This event negatively affects not only the state of culture and the development of civil society in Russia, but also damages Russia's image abroad.

Yuri Samodurov:“Discrimination of the Staff of the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich Is Unfair and Illegal!” 17.02.2018 Yuri Samodurov:“Discrimination of the Staff of the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich Is Unfair and Illegal!”

I wish to draw attention of cultural figures, journalists, human rights activists and other readers to the fate of the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich and talk about what has not even be talked or written.

“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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