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Appeal of the International Center of the Roerichs to the people of Russia 18.09.2017 Appeal of the International Center of the Roerichs to the people of Russia

Dear compatriots!
It is known that for several years a number of state officials have been doing systematic «work» to discredit, and, in fact, to destroy the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR) and its non-governmental museum named after N.K. Roerich, founded by Svyatoslav Roerich.

Communication of the International Center of the Roerichs concerning the decision of the 9th Arbitration Court of Appeal (August 22nd, 2017) 25.08.2017 Communication of the International Center of the Roerichs concerning the decision of the 9th Arbitration Court of Appeal (August 22nd, 2017)

We have seen once again that today in Russia there is no justice capable of protecting the legitimate interests of a non-governmental organization. We have seen how officials, in our case, the leadership of the Ministry of Culture, seek to take away all property belonging to a non-governmental organization (we mean the Roerichs’ Heritage) and the cultural heritage site (the Lopoukhins’ Estate, restored by the ICR without government financial support).

115th Anniversary of George Roerich Marked in the Himalayan Roerich Estate 21.08.2017 115th Anniversary of George Roerich Marked in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

On August 16, 2017, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar, conducted a festive programme on the occasion of the 115th anniversary of George Roerich, the renowned orientalist, Buddhist scholar, linguist and explorer of Central Asia, and the elder son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich. As per tradition, representatives of the Buddhist world were the chief guests of the programme. 

Exhibition "Nicholas Roerich. Life and Creative Work” Opens in the Capital of Himachal Pradesh 05.08.2017 Exhibition "Nicholas Roerich. Life and Creative Work” Opens in the Capital of Himachal Pradesh

An exhibition on the life and creative work of the great Russian artist, scholar and thinker Nicholas Roerich opened on July 29, 2017 in Shimla, the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, once the summer capital of British India. 

International Roerich Memorial Trust Marks 25 years 12.07.2017 International Roerich Memorial Trust Marks 25 years

The International Roerich Memorial Trust – the unique symbol of Russian-Indian cultural cooperation located in the hallowed Himalayan Kullu valley – has turned 25.


Second Day of the Festival “India-Russia-the Roerichs” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust 15.05.2017 Second Day of the Festival “India-Russia-the Roerichs” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

April 30, 2017. The national flags of India and Russia, and the Banner of Peace – the world-famous Banner of Culture and the symbol of the Roerich Pact for the protection of cultural properties – were solemnly raised nearby the House-Museum of the Roerichs. 

The opening of the festival “India – Russia – the Roerichs” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust 12.05.2017 The opening of the festival “India – Russia – the Roerichs” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

Saturday, April 29, 2017, was noteworthy in the Himalayan Roerich Estate for the opening of the festival “India – Russia – the Roerichs” dedicated to two memorable dates: the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Russian-Indian diplomatic relations and the 25th anniversary of the International Roerich Memorial Trust.

Statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs concerning the armed seizure of the Lopoukhins estate 02.05.2017 Statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs concerning the armed seizure of the Lopoukhins estate

Around 9 p.m. on 28 April 2017 [Friday] the Director General of the State Museum of Oriental Art (SMOA), Alexander Sedov and his colleagues, accompanied by a specialized unit with no insignia that would allow their identification, made an attempt to seize the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs and other buildings of the Lopoukhins estate, in which the ICR has been lawfully based since the beginning of the 1990’s, as well as to seize the preserved in the Museum Roerichs heritage.

Press-release of  the International Centre of  the Roerichs. Chronicle  of  seizure 02.05.2017 Press-release of the International Centre of the Roerichs. Chronicle of seizure

On 28 April 2017 at about 21.30 several dozens of representatives of an unknown power structure with no identification signs, as well as the director of the State Museum of Oriental Art (SMOA), Alexander Sedov, with a lawyer, broke onto the territory of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Center of the Roerichs, Moscow, Russian Federation, without warning. All the Museum visitors and the management of the International Center of the Roerichs ( ICR) were given the ultimatum to leave the building.

Appeal to Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova 01.05.2017 Appeal to Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova

On behalf of the staff, on behalf of the entire Russian public, we ask you to stand up for our museum and do everything to ensure that its work serves peace and culture.


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