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09.12.2012 The new NGO – the Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs' Heritage – was founded in Moscow

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On December 3, 2012 the new organization "The Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs' Heritage" was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Russia.
The Committee was founded to implement the Resolution of the International Scientific and Public Conference "The 75 Anniversary of the Roerich Pact" which was held in the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich in Moscow on October 11, 2010. The Committee Meeting of Founders was held on October 12, 2012.

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07.12.2012 A joint delegation of the Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs' Heritage and the International Centre of the Roerichs visited the UN Office at Geneva

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In the UN Office at Geneva: Mr. Alexander V. Stetsenko, First Deputy Director General of tne Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, Mr. K.G. Tokaev, Director of the UN Office at Geneva, Deputy Secretary General of UNO and Mr. Alexander P. Losyukov, President of the Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs' Heritage    
On November 26-28, 2012 the delegation consisted of Mr. Alexander P. Losyukov, President of the Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs' Heritage, Mr. Alexander V. Stetsenko, First Deputy Director General of tne Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, and Mrs Natalia N. Cherkashina, Deputy Director General of tne Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, visited the UN Office and Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN at Geneva in order to establish relations and broaden of cooperation.

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05.12.2012 ICR took part in the Europa Nostra Council meeting in Finland

On November 22–23, 2012 the House of Nobility in Helsinki, Finland hosted the meeting of the Council of the Pan-European Federation “Europa Nostra”. The ICR, that became part of the Council of this prestigious European organization in 2011, also took part in the event.

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30.11.2012 The International Centre of the Roerichs statement concerning the preservation of the Tataguni Estate, Bangalore, India

On 22 November, the “Times of India” reported, that the proposal was introduced into the Legislative Assembly of the Indian state Karnataka to turn the part of the Tataguni Estate which belonged to Svetoslav Roerich into the dump garbage. This proposal was introduced by Mr M. Srinivas former Parliament Member, and presently member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.The International Centre of the Roerichs founded by Svetoslav N. Roerich is certain in necessity to express its extreme concerns on this issue.

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18.11.2012 "Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition – a joint project of Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs in Chekhov Library, St.Petersburg, Russia

"Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition was opened in Chekhov Library (St.Petersburg, Russia). The exhibition is a joint project of  Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg and the Regional Non-Governmental Organization “St. Petersburg Branch of the International Non-Governmental Organization “The International Center of the Roerichs””.
Rabindranath Tagore is a world-known poet and an artist, a teacher and a philosopher, an Indian great cultural and public figure. Helena Kucheryavenko, a St.Petersburg Branch ICR lecturer, presented a lecture  with a video-presentation about life and creative work of the greatest son of India.


27.10.2012 International Public Scientific Conference “George Roerich 110th Birth Anniversary”


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October 8, 2012 saw a gala opening of the exhibition of paintings by the outstanding Russian artist Nicholas Roerich at the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. The exhibition of his works from private collections was timed to the opening of the International Public and Scientific Conference "George Roerich 110th Birth Anniversary".

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14.10.2012 VESTI TV Channel: Russia and India will create Museum of the Roerichs in Naggar (India)

 

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The Roerichs’ heritage is of great cultural value for Russia as well as for India; and Russia is ready to take part in its preservation on federal level, said Dmitry Rogozin, Vice-Chairman of the RF Government, who came to Naggar (India) to take part in bilateral meeting of The India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, and Cultural Cooperation.

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07.10.2012 The Living Ethics as a Creative Impulse for Cosmic Evolution. Moscow. ICR, Master-Bank. 2012. (Roerich Scientific and Popular Library)

Materials of the International Scientific and Public 2011 Conference are in this edition.
The Conference organiser – The International Centre of the Roerichs with participation of the United Scientific Centre for Cosmic Thinking Problems, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Cosmonautics Academy by name of K.E. Tsiolkovsky, Institute of the History of Science and Technology by name of K.V. Vavilov, International Association of Peace Foundations, International Humanitarian Foundation “Znaniye” by name of K.V. Frolov,
International Ligue for Protection of Culture, Charitable Fund by name of Helena Roerich. The Conference was supported by the UN Information Center in Moscow. The Conference was held on October 2011.

 


05.10.2012 L.V. Shaposhnikova, The Messengers of the Cosmic Evolution

The compendium represents essays dedicated to artists, philosophers, clerics, scientists  who played significant role in the Cosmic Evolution creativity on the Earth. On receiving an energy and evolutionary impulse from the Supreme they prepared our Planet for transition to a new level of Cosmic Consciousness. The edition is richly illustrated and assigned for wide auditorium.


05.10.2012 Negotiations between the ICR and the IRMT leaders at the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich

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From 1st to 2nd October, 2012 negotiations between the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR) and the International Roerich Memorial Trust (MMTR) were held with the participation of the representatives of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (India).

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04.10.2012 “Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition in the Russian National Library, St. Petersburg, Russia

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“Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition was opened on October, 4th in the Russian National Library, St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition is a joint project of the Russian National Library, General Consulate of India in St. Petersburg and the Regional Non-Governmental Organization “St. Petersburg Branch of the International Non-Governmental Organization “The International Center of the Roerichs””. The exhibition is one of the events devoted to the Day of non-violence in St. Petersburg.

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02.10.2012 Open Children Contest of drawings and literary creative works “India by My Eyes” in the Northern-Western Region of Russia

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Open Northern-Western Regional Children Contest of drawings and literary creative works  “INDIA BY MY EYES” started On September, 25th in St. Petersburg . The Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg  and The Regional Non-Governmental Organization “St. Petersburg Branch of the International Non-Governmental Organization “The International Center of the Roerichs”” organized and held The Contest.

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29.09.2012 New publications of the ICR. Heart. Moscow. ICR, Master Bank. 2012. (The Living Ethics Teaching)

This publication of the "Heart" book continues the editorial work on the Living Ethics books. This work is based on the comparative analysis of the first editions of the Teaching and archive materials which the ICR possesses. At the basis of the "Heart" book lies Helena Roerich diaries for the period from September 25, 1931 till September 15, 1932. The book was prepared for publication by H. Roerich herself and edited in Paris 1934.


23.08.2012 Dr. George Roerich 110th Jubilee Cultural-Educational Expedition on “Okulovka-Mshentsy-Bologoye” route

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On August 16-17, 2012 Dr. George Roerich 110th Jubilee Cultural-Educational Expedition followed the Okulovka-Mshentsy-Bologoye (Novgorod Region, Russia) route. Dr. George Roerich (1902-1960), world-known Russian orientalist, linguist, historian, ethnographer, archeologist, and traveler, was born in Okulovka, Novgorod Region, Russia. The expedition was organized by Tver Regional Roerich Organization and the Okulovka town Administration; and it was supported by the International Centre of the Roerichs and International Information Analytical Center (IIA-Center).

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26.07.2012 A bas-relief to Svetoslav Roerich was opened in Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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A bas-relief to Svetoslav Roerich was opened in Trivandrum, Kerala state capital, India. On July, 26th, 2012 near the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Trivandrum there was a gala opening of a bas-relief with a portrait of Svetoslav Roerich, a famous Russian and Indian artist and public cultural figure highly honored in India.

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17.06.2012 SPB ICR Lectures about N.Roerich’s series “Banners of the East”

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Since September, 2011 till May, 2012 a lecture series by the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs was held in the History and Culture Library (72, Marata st., St.Petersburg, RF). The lectures were devoted to Nicholas Roerich’s series “Banners of the East”. The Roerich series was painted by the artist during famous Central-Asian Expedition.

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18.04.2012 "Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" Lecture in a District Library, St.Petersburg, Russia

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"Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" lecture was readin a district library in St.Petersburg, Russia. The lecture is within the "R.Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition, which has been made by the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs through support of the Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg.

Tatyana Aleksandrova, a SPB ICR lecturer, presented the lecture which was followed with a video-presentation showing photos and documents about life and creative work of the greatest son of India Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore, a Nobel Prize laureate, a poet and playwright, a composer and an artist, an outstanding public figure brought Indian Culture to the West in the XX century. Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry, music and cultural work greatly influenced the Indian fight for independence and contributed to revival of the national spirit of India.

The audience heartedly greeted the story about one of the greatest Indian outstanding figures.


04.04.2012 The Roerich Pact: the past and the present

Five days to discover the career and the commitment to peace and protection of cultural heritage of Nicolas Konstantinovitch Roerich (1874 -1947), Russian humanist, painter, writer, archaeologist.


This exhibition, organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR), traces the life of Nicolas Roerich, his commitment through the history of the Roerich Pact and Banner of Peace, and twenty years activity of the Center dedicated to the promotion of the Pact.

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28.03.2012 Russian studies in philosophy

L.M. GINDILIS AND V.V. FROLOV. The Philosophy of Living Ethics and Its Interpreters.

The Roerich Movement in Russia.The spiritual crisis and spiritual revival of the twentieth century.

A publication of the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences. Lev Mironovich Gindilis is a candidate of physico-mathematical sciences, a full member of the Russian Academy of Space Travel, and a senior research associate of the State Astronomical Institute. Viktor Vasilevich Frolov is a doctor of philosophical sciences, professor, and head of the philosophy department and dean of the Humanities Faculty at the Moscow State Forestry University. A.V. Stetsenko helped prepare this article. Translated by James E. Walker.

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14.03.2012 “Saint Sergius of Radonezh. Nicholas Roerich’s Painting “Serguis, the Builder” (1924)” from the “Banners of the East” Series – a Lecture in the Russian National Library, St.Petersburg, Russia.

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March, 14, 2012, a lecture about Roerich’s painting “Saint Serguis, the Builder” (1924), from the “Banners of the East” series, took place in the Russian National Library lecture hall in St.Petersburg, Russia. The lecture was presented by Tomsha E.A., the chairman of the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.
Saint Serguis of Radonezh’s image is a part of the Russian people consciousness; and up to the present Saint Serguis is taken by the Russian people as the teacher, the father and the inspirer. He is the spiritual Guide, “the fair judge, the healer of spiritual and bodily feebleness and the defender from enemies of all kinds”.

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12.02.2012 “Musical Art in Life and Creative Work of Helena Roerich”, the third lecture of the cycle in the Lecture Hall of the Russian National Public Library (St.Petersburg, Russia) in 2011-2012.

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The third lecture of the cycle was held in the Lecture Hall of the Russian National Public Library on February, 12, 2012. The meeting was dedicated to 133 birth anniversary of Helena Roerich, a philosopher and thinker; her birthday is annually celebrated on February, 12.

The lecture theme was: “Musical Art in Life and Creative Work of Helena Roerich”. The lecture was presented by E.A.Tomsha, the chairman of the St.Petersburg Branch of the ICR, a member of the Russian Union of Concert Workers. He spoke about unknown pages of Helena Roerich’s life connected with music. E.A.Tomsha mentioned influence of musical art on formation of a harmoniously developed man and spoke about musical knowledge basis from the Living Ethics’ point of view.

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13.01.2012 198th Anniversary of the Imperial Public Library

January, 13th, 2012 the Russian Imperial Public Library celebrated the 198th anniversary. Several festive events were devoted to the anniversary: a scientific conference - “N.N. Figner’s Archive: new acquisitions of the IPL” - was held in the conference hall of the main building of the IPL; a unique exhibition “Talent Wins Time: Some Materials from N.N.Figner’s Archive” was held in the Manuscripts section of the IPL. There were exhibited letters, diaries, photographs of the musician. In the Korf’s hall of the IPL there opened an exhibition “Literature about Russia, published abroad. New acquisitions”.

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