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2008 year - International Scientific and Public Conference “80th Anniversary of N.K. Roerich’s Central Asian Expedition (1924-28)” (9-11 October).

L.V. Shaposhnikova, opening the conference

The International Scientific and Public Conference “80th Anniversary of N.K. Roerich’s Central Asian Expedition (1924-28)” was held at the International Centre of the Roerichs on 9-11 October, 2008 in Moscow.

From the Resolution of the International Scientific and Public Conference “80th Anniversary of N.K. Roerich’s Central Asian Expedition (1924-28)”

The organizers of the Conference were the International Centre of the Roerichs, the International League for Protection of Culture, the International Association of Peace Foundations, the International Humanitarian Foundation “Znaniye” named after K.V.Frolov, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E.

Tsiolkovsky, the H.Roerich Charity Foundation. The Conference was supported by the UN Information Centre in Moscow.

Informational support was given by “Culture and Time” magazine, “Guberniya” Newspaper, “New Newspaper”, “Hamovniki” Newspaper, TH “Biblio Globus”.

With the greetings to the Conference participants addressed: M.E. Nikolaev, Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Federation of the RF Federal Assembly; E.G. Drapeko, Deputy Chairperson of the RF State Duma Committee on Culture; E.P. Chelyshev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honoured Science Worker of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairperson of the Council on Russian language at the Government of the Russian Federation; G.I.Malanicheva, Chairperson of the Central Council of All-Russian public organization “All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments”, RF Honored Worker of Culture; A.V. Postnikov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Honoured Science Worker, Doctor of Technology, Professor, Director of the Institute of the Natural Sciences and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences; V.M. Ploskih, Academician, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek); A.S. Gorelic, Director of the UN Informational Centre in Moscow; V.M. Afanasjev, President of the International League for the Protection of Culture, test pilot of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union; B.N. Kantemirov, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky, Doctor of Technology, Professor.

At about 60 greetings addressed to the Conference were received from state and cultural figures and scientists. Among them there were E.M. Primakov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry; A.M. Kadakin, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in Sweden, Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Z. Valeeva, Deputy Prime Minister Tatarstan Republic; O.L. Kyznetsova, President of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Rector of the International University of Nature, Society and Man (Dubna), Honoured Worker of Science and Technology USSR; Professor Shagdarien Bira, Doctor of Technology, Professor General secretary of the International Association of Mongolian Sciences, Academician of Mongolian Academy of Science; T.K. Kusieva, Chairperson of Uzbekistan Academy of Arts; Professor Ivan Ilchev, Rector of Sofia University “St. Klement Ochridski” (Bulgaria); V.M. Zdanovich, Chairperson of Permanent commission on education, culture, science and scientific-technical progress of the National Chamber of Representatives in Belarus Republic; M.S.Nekrasov, Director of the All Russian Pushkin Museum, Vice-President of the Russian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Honoured Worker of Arts in Russian Federation; T.Umrikhina, Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; O.S. Yudina, Director of Perm Krei Museum as well as other organizations.

More then 400 persons from 19 countries took part in the Conference. In general, there were 10 Academicians, 10 Doctor of Sciences, 29 Candidates of Sciences. Among them there were the participants from Bashkiria, North Ossetia, Alania, Khakassia, Tatarstan and many other regions of Russia. Besides Russian sciences there also were the scientists from Azerbaijan, Belarus Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Ukraine, as well as Baltic states: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and also Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Finland, France.

During the Conference the workshop of the young scientists was also held. In the framework of cultural programme the photo album by L.V. Shaposhnikova “Along the Route of Central Asian Expedition” was represented, a complex exhibition “80th Anniversary of N.K. Roerich’s Central Asian Expedition” was opened.

The Conference reports were made by L.V. Shaposhnikova, First Vice-President of the ICR, Director General of the Museum by name of Nichols Roerich, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Honoured Worker of Arts; E.P. Chelyshev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences; V.M. Ploskih, Vice-President of the Kyrgyz Republic Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Kyrgyz Republic Academy of Sciences; Professor A.V. Fedotov, Doctor of Philology (Bulgaria); A.V. Postnikov, Director of the Institute of the Natural Sciences and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Technology, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Honoured Science Worker; A.V. Ivanov, Doctor of Philology, Professor; V.V. Frolov, Doctor of Philosophy; A.G. Nazarov, Doctor of Biological sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; L.M. Gindilis, Academician of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E.

Tsiolkovsky; O.A. Urozhenko, Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Ural State University; R.P. Kuchuganova, Honoured Teacher of Russian Federation (Verhnii Uymon) and others.