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25.03.2011 Janusz Korczak: Teacher, Writer, Doctor and Public Figure

March, 25th, in the Library of History and Culture of St. Petersburg (72, Marata St.), (lecture hall of the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs) there was a lecture devoted to Janusz Korczak. “There are no children, there are people with different knowledge, different experience, different inspirations and different game of feelings”, these are the words of Janusz Korczak, a teacher and a humanist; welfare of his students and respect of a child’s personality were the highest for him. “How to Love a Child” and “The Child's Right to Respect” are the main books of Korczak, the writer.
Natalya N. Salnis , a musical expert, a Russian Union of Composers member, a translator of many Janusz Korczak’s works into Russian told the audience about his life, activities, his great love to children and  his self-sacrifice.


25.02.2011 Lecture Centre of the St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR: “Helena Roerich. Touches to the Portrait”

“Helena Roerich. Touches to the Portrait” – this was a name of a regular meeting of the lecture centre of the St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR that was held on February, 25th, 2011 in the Library of History and Culture of St. Petersburg (72, Marata St.). The lecture was devoted to life and creative work of an outstanding compatriot, philosopher and thinker, writer and translator – to Helena Roerich; her birth day is celebrated on February, 12th.

Collaborators of  St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR  made reports, each was about a different facet of Helena Roerich’s life and creative work. This made it possible for the public to grasp width and depth of Helena Roerich’s knowledge, to realize the value and amount of work that this amazing woman managed to accomplish in one life.

 

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24.12.2010 Year of France in Russia: Cathars.

In the Year of France in Russia on December, 24th, 2010 in the Lecture Center of the St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR (in the Library of History and Culture of St. Petersburg, 72 Marata St.) there was a lecture with video presentation on the theme: “Cathars”, made by H.Yu.Tomsha.

Saint Love Religion”, “apostolic Christianity”, “teaching of the perfect”…. These were the names for the cathars’ belief, which was spread in Europe in XII century; it went from Slavic lands to Provance and Languedoc region of Southern France. From the past their deep understanding of honest belief, love and aspiration to true freedom reached us today. Remembering tragic history of the Cathars the present world bows down before their courage, determination and strength of their spirit.

01.12.2010 «Cosmic World Outlook: Origin, Problems, Prospects of Development» Round Table

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 “Cosmic World Outlook: Origin, Problems, Prospects of Development” Round Table took place in the Scientist’s Club by the name of M.Gorky (The Russian Academy of Scientists) on December, 1st , 2010 in St.Petersburg.

The Round table was in the frames of a monthly seminar held by Chair of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge of Faculty of Philosophy, St.Petersburg State University. Well-known scientists and scholars from Moscow and St.Petersburg who study important philosophic questions such as Russian cosmism and cosmic reality philosophy “Living Ethics” were interested in the Round table theme.

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28.11.2010 Indian Artist Surjit Akre’s Exhibition in Museum-apartment of I.I. Brodsky

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 “Cosmic World Outlook: Origin, Problems, Prospects of Development” Round Table took place in the Scientist’s Club by the name of M.Gorky (The Russian Academy of Scientists) on December, 1st , 2010 in St.Petersburg.

The Round table was in the frames of a monthly seminar held by Chair of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge of Faculty of Philosophy, St.Petersburg State University. Well-known scientists and scholars from Moscow and St.Petersburg who study important philosophic questions such as Russian cosmism and cosmic reality philosophy “Living Ethics” were interested in the Round table theme.

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28.11.2010 Opening of “The Realm of Roerich” Exhibition

“The Realm of Roerich” exhibition opened on November, 28th  in the Chekov library, St.Petersburg, Russia, shows reproductions of the Roerich’s paintings. The exhibition was opened with a video lecture about life and creative work of Nicholas Roerich, the lecture was presented by Kucheryavenko Yelena, a lecturer of the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs. The lecturer spoke on various facets of creative work of the famous artist and answered the visitors questions. The exhibition shows also books published by the International Centre of the Roerichs, the books one can read in the library during the exhibition till January, 2011.

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25.11.2010 «Devas Dancing Party»

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November, 14th  is Javāharlāl Nehrū’s birthday (1889-1964), the famous prime-minister of Independent India. On this day India  celebrates Children’s Day - “Devas Dancing Party”.  Javāharlāl Nehrū said that children are inspiration source, full of energy and hope, and the nation’s future is in irreproachable care the society gives to children.

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