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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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08.03.2008 Exhibition of Florists of The second life of flowers Club

On March 4 an exhibition of Florists of The Second Life of Flowers Club under the State Biological Museum after K.A. Timiryazev was opened in the International Centre of the Roerichs. The exhibition is called Creativity and Renovation and timed to the 10years of cooperation of the club with the ICR. The first exhibition took place in 1998. From this time their works are usually exposed in the Museum.

29.02.2008 Exhibition of Y.G. Ushkov Lighting up

On February 28 an exhibition of Yuri Grigoryevich Ushkov was opened. Y.G.Ushkov is a sculptor-cosmist. The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Y.G.Ushkov and 70 years of his creative work. 17 sculptures and 30 paintings are presented on the exhibition. All his works are illustrated by his poetry.

19.02.2008 International Prize by name of H.I. Roerich

The Governing body of the Charitable Foundation by name of Helena Roerich instituted an International Prize by name of Helena Roerich. This prize is set up to encourage scientific research, devoted to the wide philosophic and artistic heritage of the Roerichs.

The Prize will be awarded for scientific research, which have a significant theoretical and applied importance for cosmic mentality development, favouring the broadening of the contemporary ideas abot a man and cosmos in the context of the Living Ethics ideas.

A notice about the beginning of the competition will be placed on the Charitable Foundation by name of Helena Roerich and the International Centre of the Roerich sites, in the journal Culture and Time and other Mass media.

19.02.2008 Presentation with a diploma and decoration

On February 12 the staff of the journal Culture and Time, published by the International Centre of the Roerichs, was presented with a diploma and decoration The Golden Fund of Press 2008.

The work of L.V.Shaposhnikova, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Culture and Time, was highly appreciated. This diploma indicates that L.V. Shaposhnikova is an honorable member in the All-Russian public quality mass media organization of high quality.

05.02.2008 Exhibition of Feodosiya Faces of Legends

On January 29, an exhibition of a Yakut artist Feodosiya opened at the Nicholas Roerich Museum. It is the second personal exhibition of hers at the Center-Museum – the first one under the title Splashes of the Upper World was held five years ago. Almost all paintings presented at the exhibition Faces of Legends have never been displayed before.

04.02.2008 Svetoslav Roerich Memorial Meeting at the ICR

The name of Svetoslav Nikolaevich Roerich is dear to all who care about the artistic heritage of the great family. He was the initiator and one of the founders of the Nicholas Roerich Museum, at the premises of which the 15th Jubilee Memorial Meeting took place on January 30, 2007. At the meeting, Svetoslav Roerich was remembered as an outstanding thinker, great artist, public figure, and a talented scientist. But most of all speakers praised the contribution of the Roerichs to the development of cultural relations between Russia and India and Svetoslav Roerich’s role of the very person who managed to fulfill the last will of his parents to transfer their heritage to Russia.

27.12.2007 Drawings of One Short Life Exhibition

On December 25, an exhibition of drawings of two most extraordinary girls – Nadya Rushevaya and Sasha Putrya – opened at the International Center of the Roerichs. Both girls deceased very early, but they had managed to grow into bright and unique artists whose work does not fade against the creative genius of acknowledged masters.

Both girls had no art education, and they never tried to go for it. Their mastership originated from a very special and genuine world outlook, extreme sensitivity and delicacy. And besides – it came from their amazing industry: by seventeen Nadya had created over 10 000 drawings; Sasha who lived only 11 years – 2 000 works. The two young artists thought with visual concepts and could not imagine their lives without drawing.

27.12.2007 Magazine of the ICR Awarded with a Mark of Distinction

On December 25, along with several other publications presented at the Press 2008 XV Anniversary International Exhibition, the Culture and Time magazine published by the ICR won the 2008 Golden Press Fund Award. The honorable mark was awarded by the decision of the Social Expert Council under the chairmanship of Vladimir N. Zaitsev (President of the Russian Library Association and Director General of the National Library of Russia) and Victor V. Fedorov (Director General of the Russian State Library, presidium member of the Presidential Culture and Art Council, and President of Library Assembly of Eurasia). Publications honored with the award are recommended to Russian libraries for acquisition for their stacks.

17.12.2007 To the Memory of Yuli Vorontsov

On December 17, 2007, the Novaya Gazeta newspaper (issue no. 96) published an obituary of Yuli Vorontsov Farewell to the World. To the Memory of Diplomat Yuli Mikhailovitch Vorontsov, signed by the Board of Directors of the International Center of the Roerichs.

13.12.2007 Yuli Vorontsov Passed Away

The International Center of the Roerichs regrets to inform that Yuli Mikhailovitch Vorontsov, President of the ICR, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, deceased after a serious illness on December 12, 2007.

The staff of the ICR mourns over the irreplaceable bereavement and expresses sincere condolences to the family members and dear ones of Yuli Vorontsov.

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