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11.10.2010

Third Day of the International Social and Scientific Conference “75 Years of the Roerich Pact”

Andrey Ivanov, head of the Altai State Agrarian University Department of Philosophy, is delivering a speech
Tatiana Shutova, member of the Russian Union of Writers, is delivering a speech



The final day of the International social and scientific conference “75 Years of the Roerich Pact” was abundant in topics discussed. Reporters focused their attention on developing the urgent issues of society’s participation in the historical monuments protection and fundamental basis of the youth’s consciousness formation.

The representative of the Union of Architects of Russia, Professor of the Moscow Architectural Institute, Elena B. Ovsyannikova told about the problems of preservation of Moscow's architectural image. Strategic areas of modern culture protection were outlined by the head of the Altai State Agrarian University Department of Philosophy, Andrey Ivanov. Tatiana Shutova, a member of the Russian Union of Writers, spoke about the necessity of the introduction of the Roerich Pact's ideas into the modern cultural and educational reality and raising children's tolerance and respect towards other peoples on the basis of cognition of their history and traditions. Olga Kalinkina, the chairman of the Perm Regional Branch of the International League for the Protection of Culture, dedicated her address to social institutions' participation in the movement for cultural attainments protection and spreading of the Roerich Pact's ideas.


Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova leads the discussion


All the reports were delivered on a high professional level and were of a great interest to the audience, they also generated questions from the press.

The main event of the final day of the conference was the round table, chaired by Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova. Representatives of Russian and foreign non-governmental organizations, such as the All-Russian Society for Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield , the International Centre of the Roerichs and others took an active part in the conference sessions. Round table format was chosen to discuss the present day problems of the Roerichs' heritage preservation. It has been 21 year that the International Centre of the Roerichs and public Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich are working under no legal guaranties of their very existence and safety of the Roerichs' heritage. Of great concern is the fate of the first part of the heritage, brought to the USSR by George Roerich and stored on the territory of the Russian Federation. A number of other problems, threatening the heritage under the circumstances of flawed legislation and insufficient government protection, was also discussed at the conference.

Round table discussion was concluded by adoption of the resolution on the necessity of the international protection of the Roerichs' family heritage.

Galina Malanicheva is delivering a speech
Mrs Manju Kak (University Jamia Millia Islamia, India) is addressing the round table
Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, President of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield is addressing the round table

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