News of the Branch

30.04.2020 On April 15, 2020, the International Round Table “The Roerich Pact – Peace through Culture” was held

On April 15, 2020, the International panel discussion (Round Table) on the theme of “The Roerich Pact. Peace through Culture”, dedicated to the 85th Anniversary of the Roerich Pact, as well as the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II and the Victory of the Soviet nation in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945 as its inextricable part, was held online via interactive broadcasting.

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21.04.2020 APPEAL of the participants of the International Panel Discussion “Roerich Pact. Peace through Culture” to Russian and international community

On 15 April 2020 an international panel discussion “Roerich Pact. Peace through Culture”, dedicated to the 85th Anniversary of the Roerich Pact, 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II and its inseparable part the Victory of the Soviet nation in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945, was held online via interactive broadcasting.

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11.01.2020 “Russia – India: the Art, Philosophy and Culture”: the 2nd Session of the International Academic Interdisciplinary Conference “Russia and the East: the Art, Philosophy and Culture” took place in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

On October, 23–34, during the 115th Svetoslav Roerich Birth Anniversary celebration in the Roerich estate in Kullu valley the second Session of the International Academic Interdisciplinary Conference “Russia and the East: the Art, Philosophy and Culture” took place and it was devoted to the subject of deep historical ties between Russia and India.

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09.01.2020 The International Center of the Roerichs called upon the President of the United States not to violate the Roerich Pact by destroying cultural heritage

On 5 January the President of the USA Donald Trump on his twitter warned Iranian government that the USA would respond to Iranian attacks against either Americans or American assets by targeting Iranian sites including those “important to Iran and the Iranian culture” and that they “will be hit very fast and very hard”.

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22.12.2019 Himalayan Roerich Estate and Russian country estate culture

In October and November 2019 Shatko V.G., Ph.D, Biology and Potapova S.A., Scientific Secretary of The Botanic Gardens Council of Russia and CIS – officers of The Main Botanical Garden named after N.V.Tsitsin of Russian Academy of Sciences gave talks on Himalayan Roerich Estate at conferences in Leo Tolstoy Museum-Estate "Yasnaya Polyana" (October 8–10th) and in Moscow Schusev State Museum of Architecture (November 18–20th).

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08.11.2019 Svetoslav Roerich 115th Anniversary Celebration in the Roerich Estate, “Silent Blessings” Painting Exhibition by Him Chatterjee

Svetoslav Roerich anniversary celebration in the International Roerich Memorial Trust was marked with two important events: opening “Silent Blessings” painting exhibition by Professor Him Chatterjee and International scientific conference “Russia-India: the Art, Philosophy and Culture”, organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs and the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow.

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20.10.2019 Nicholas Roerich’s Birthday Celebration in the Green Theatre of the IRMT

The festive program dedicated to the 145th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Roerich which started with puja at Nicholas Roerich’s Samadhi, hoisting the national flags of India and Russia, grand opening of sculptural portraits of Nicholas and Helena Roerich and with opening of the Russian artist Lola Lonli’s exhibition, continued on the ground of the Green Theatre of the IRMT.

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17.10.2019 Opening of the first in India Portrait Busts of Nicholas and Helena Roerich in their Himalayan Estate in Naggar marked the Birthday of the Great Russian Artist

The 145th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Roerich was marked by an important and joyful event: the installation of the first sculptural monuments of Nicholas Roerich and his wife Helena Roerich in the Himalayan Estate of the Roerichs in Naggar.

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17.10.2019 The opening of the October Festival dedicated to the anniversaries of Nicholas and Svetoslav Roerichs at the International Roerich Memorial Trust

This year the traditional Autumn Festival in the Himalayan Roerich Estate is dedicated to the 145th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Roerich and the 115th Birth Anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich. The Festival opened on 5th of October with a creative event for the children and youth. Students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Art for children, IRMT, and other students of the local schools gathered in the morning at the IRMT to take part in the Festival «Russia-India: From Heart to Heart» organised by IRMT and volunteers of the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow. On this day respected guests Smt. Sushma Sharma, President of the Naggar Panchayat, Mrs. Natalya Cherkashina, Director of the Non-Governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich (ICR, Moscow) and Smt. Lalita Kanwar, Managing Academic Director and Principal of La Montessori School, Kullu, HP, honoured the celebrations with their presence.

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09.08.2019 Announcement of the International Center of the Roerichs

On 5 August 2019 the official site of the Russian Federation providing information on auctions (auction marketplace) announced that in order to settle the debt of the International Center of the Roerichs to the tax authorities the painting by Nicholas Roerich “The Black Gobi” (rus. «Черная Гоби») owned by the non-governmental organization would be put up for auction.

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06.07.2019 INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE «RUSSIA AND THE EAST: ART, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE»

2019 is the anniversary year for two remarkable Russian artists and thinkers whose creativity is the bridge between Russia and the East – academician Nicholas Roerich and his younger son academician Svyatoslav Roerich. Nicholas Roerichs’ wife, Helena Roerich, was an original thinker who combined in his work the philosophy of East and West.

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06.06.2019 Past, Present and Future of the Lopukhin Estate. Object of Cultural and Historical Heritage of the 17th–19th Centuries

The Lopukhins Estate Restoration. Booklet.

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02.06.2019 “Beauty - the foundation of Cosmos.” Interactive program at the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children of the International Roerich Memorial Trust in Naggar

The final day of the Spring Festival of Culture at the International Roerich Memorial Trust, dedicated to the 140th Birth Anniversary of Helena Roerich, was marked by the informative and creative interactive program “Beauty – the foundation of Cosmos”, which took place on May 5 at the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children of the Cultural-Educational Centre, IRMT.

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02.06.2019 The Labour Day on the Lama House territory of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar

During the Spring Festival of Culture at the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Russian and Indian employees of the IRMT, together with a group of volunteers of the International Center of the Roerichs (Moscow) from different cities of Russia, on May 3, 2019 held a volunteer clean-up in the Lama House of the IRMT.

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28.05.2019 International Academic Seminar “Helena Roerich. Facets of creativity” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

On May 1, in continuation of the Russian-Indian Spring Roerich Festival of Culture, the International Roerich Memorial Trust held an academic seminar “Helena Roerich. Facets of Creativity” dedicated to the 140th Birth Anniversary of Helena Roerich.

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21.05.2019 India-Russia Spring Culture Festival at the Himalayan Roerich Estate

In 2019, the anniversary year of the Roerichs, the traditional India-Russia Spring Culture Festival at the International Roerich Memorial Trust was titled “Helena Roerich: the unique thinker, writer, philosopher”. The Festival was dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the outstanding Russian woman whose creative heritage and most extensive spiritual experience made a truly invaluable contribution to the treasure house of world culture.

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18.05.2019 Festivity of Children's and Youth’s creativity at the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts (for children) of the International Roerich Memorial Trust

The opening of the traditional Indo-Russian festival of culture in the Roerich Estate in Naggar was marked with the celebration of children's and youth’s creativity.

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24.04.2019 Culture Day at the International Roerich Memorial Trust

The International Day of Culture at the Roerichs' estate in Naggar was marked by the opening of the International Art Exhibition Project “Art Expedition-2019. Himalayas”, organized by the International Roerich Memorial Trust in cooperation with the St. Petersburg Centre for Humanitarian Programs.

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12.03.2019 International Women’s Day Celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

On 8 March, this wonderful spring day, in the Conference hall of the IMRT a photo exhibition was opened. The exhibition is dedicated to the amazing women of the Roerich family, Helena Roerich, an outstanding thinker, companion and inspirer of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich, and Devika Rani – a wife, muse and assistant of the youngest son Svetoslav Roerich.

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28.02.2019 “Mahatma Gandhi – A Great Soul of India” Exhibition in the State Institute of Economics, Law, Finance and Technologies, Gatchina, Leningrad Region

Gatchina News Service Television Report (in Russian): https://vk.com/wall-26139619_76618

A gala opening of “Mahatma Gandhi – A Great Soul of India” exhibition in the State Institute of Economics, Law, Finance and Technologies, Gatchina, Leningrad Region, took place on February, 20th, 2019. The exhibition is devoted to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition is a joint project of the Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg and St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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19.02.2019 «Indian Mosaic” International Festival in the St.Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

On February, 12, 2019, the “Indian Mosaic” International Fectival was opened in the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. The organizers were: the St.Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, The Embassy of the Republic of India in RF, The Consulate General of the Republic of India in St.Petersburg, the International Memorial Trust of the Roerichs, The St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs, The Kerala Art College, India, the International Children and Youth Festival “Russia-India: from Heart to Heart” and others.

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06.02.2019 Opening of "Rabindranat Tagor-Messenger of Indian Culture " exhibition in " Pushkinsky" educational and hotel complex at the University of Management and Economics Technologies, St.Petersburg, RF

On February 6, 2019 in the educational and hotel complex "Pushkinsky"at the University of Management and Economics Technologies (St. Petersburg, RF) the grand opening of the " Rabindranat Tagor – Messenger of Indian Culture" exhibiton was held. The exhibition was prepared by the St. Petersburg branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs on the materials presented in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Republic of India.

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25.01.2019 Indian children drawings in St.Petersburg, RF, on India’s Republic Day

Paintings by the Students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar, Exhibited on India’s Republic Day in St. Petersburg.

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13.12.2018 This is the Museum that Russia has lost


The closing day of the festival “The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family” in the IRMT was dedicated to the celebrations of the 114th birth anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich, the younger son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich.

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26.11.2018 The "Rabindranath Tagore - Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition in the “Zvyezdny” College, St.Petersburg, RF


From November 14, 2016 the "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 has been exhibited at the professional Lyceum of technology and design "Zvezdny" in St.Petersburg, RF.

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18.11.2018 The "R. Tagore – Indian Сulture Messenger" exhibition was opened in the Prokofiev library, St. Petersburg, Russia


Presentation of "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 – took place in the gymnasium No.284, Kirovsky district, St.Petersburg, Russia, on 18,November, 2018.

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02.11.2018 Svetoslav Roerich's Anniversary Marked in International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar, Distt. Kullu


The closing day of the festival “The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family” in the IRMT was dedicated to the celebrations of the 114th birth anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich, the younger son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich.

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29.10.2018 Lectures on the Roerichs Delivered in Shimla University and College


On October 12–13, 2018, the students, research scholars and teaching staff of the Department of Visual Arts and other departments of Himachal Pradesh University and the Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya (RKMV), Shimla got a wonderful opportunity to learn about the life and art of Nicholas and Svetoslav Roerich.

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21.10.2018 Nicholas Roerich Anniversary Celebrations in International Roerich Memorial Trust


In front of the memorial Roerich House were solemnly hoisted the national flags of India and Russia, and the Banner of Peace. The distinguished guests of the programme, Dr. Rita Singh, Advisor (Hindi), Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Member, Art, Language and Culture Academy, State Government of Himachal Pradesh; Smt. Sushma Sharma, President, Naggar Panchayat; Olga Slepova, poetess (Russia), Tamara Merges, head of the volunteer group from the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR), Moscow, and other guests from India and Russia, took part in the flag hoisting ceremony.

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15.10.2018 Children and Youth Festival "Russia-India: From Heart to Heart" Comes to International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar

On October 6, the Himalayan Roerich Estate resounded with the joyful voices of children participating in the Children and Youth Festival “Russia-India: From Heart to Heart” that visited the International Roerich Memorial Trust already for the fourth time during the traditional Indo-Russian culture festival on the occasion of the Roerichs’ anniversaries.

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14.10.2018 International Scientific Public Conference "The Living Ethics and Its Relevance in the Modern World"



06.10.2018 Helena Roerich Memory Day (October 5) Marked in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

The memory day of Helena Roerich – the outstanding philosopher of the 20th century, thinker, scholar, author and explorer – opened in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar with planting of flowers.

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03.10.2018 Conference "India-Russia in the 21st Century" in New Delhi

On the eve of the 19th Indo-Russian Summit, on September 13–14, 2018, a conference “India-Russia in the 21st Century: Enhancing the Special Privileged Strategic Partnership” was held in New Delhi.

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01.09.2018 George Roerich's Anniversary Marked in IRMT

On August 16, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust held a programme on the occasion of the 116th anniversary of George Roerich, the elder son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, and the renowned orientalist, linguist, Tibetan Buddhist scholar, archeologist and explorer of Central Asia.

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26.07.2018 Riga meets friends

The conference was organized by the Latvian Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs, Baltic International Academy, the International Centre of the Roerichs and the European Association "EURASSIM". Culture figures and the representatives of the Roerich societies and communities of Austria, Bulgaria, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Estonia participated in the conference.

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18.07.2018 The international public and scientific conference "The Living Ethics and its Actuality in the Contemporary World". Information Letter


On 9–10, October, 2018 an international public and scientific conference of the International Centre of the Roerichs “The Living Ethics and its Actuality in the Contemporary World” will take place in Moscow.

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25.05.2018 Academic Seminar on the Roerichs' Creative Work During Their Stay in Kullu

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On April 29, 2018, within the framework of the Spring Roerich Culture Festival «The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family» the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar held an international academic seminar «The Roerichs in Kullu: Aspects of Creativity».

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22.05.2018 Indo-Russian Festival "The Roerichs' Himalayan Estate - Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family"

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Traditional Indo-Russian Spring Culture Festival Celebrated on April 29-May 1, 2018 in the International Roerich Memorial Trust. This year, the festival was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Roerichs’ arriving and settling in Kullu and was called «The Roerichs’ Himalayan Estate – Karma-Bhumi of the Great Russian Family».

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24.04.2018 Roerich Pact Day Celebrated in IRMT

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April 15, 2018 the International Roerich Memorial Trust celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the Roerich Pact – the first international Treaty for the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments initiated by the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich who worked on its draft in early 1930s right here in the Himalayan Roerich Estate.

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03.04.2018 Devika Rani Anniversary Celebrations in IRMT

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On March 30, 2018, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) celebrated the 110th anniversary of Devika Rani, the cinema star of yesteryear, and the beloved wife of Dr. Svetoslav Roerich.

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30.03.2018 Masters Day Celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

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The programme organized in the Himalayan Roerich Estate on the occasion of the Masters Day (March 24) started with the solemn ceremony of planting of flowers on the Samadhi of Nicholas Roerich.

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31.01.2018 "My Discovery of India" Quiz in R.Tagore School, St. Petersburg, Russia

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On January, 30, 2018 "My discovery of India" Quiz took place in Rabindranath Tagore School in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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30.01.2018 "R. Tagore – Indian Сulture Messenger" Exhibition was donated to Rabindranath Tagore School in St.Petersburg, Russia

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"R. Tagore – Indian Сulture Messenger" Exhibition of the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs was donated to Rabindranath Tagore School in Saint-Petersburg to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and India and the 60th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore School, St.Petersburg, January, 31, 2018.

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26.01.2018 Press conference of the International Centre of the Roerichs

On 30th January at 11:30 the press-conference of the International Centre of the Roerichs will take place at the press-center IA Rosbalt (building 1, 4/2 Skatertniy per., Moscow). It is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the death of Svetoslav Roerich (1904–1993), the younger son of a great Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, the founder of the Non-Governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich in Moscow. The press-conference is also held to mark 9 months since the illegal seizure of the Museum by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the State Museum of Oriental Art subordinated to the ministry. The conference is open for Russian and foreign journalists.

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15.01.2018 R.Tagore’s Creative Work Lecture in St.Petersburg School named after R.Tagore

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A lecture about R.Tagore’s life and work was held in St.Petersburg secondary school named after R.Tagore on January 15, 2018; the lecture as well as the "Rabindranath Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture" exhibition, which is shown in the school, have been made by the St. Petersburg branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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28.12.2017 Christmas Celebrations at the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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With great joy and enthusiasm Christmas was celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar. The main guests of the festivities that took place on December 25, 2017 in the IRMT were the students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children, their parents, the children of the IRMT staff (and the staff themselves), as well as the young residents of Naggar.

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04.12.2017 Sergey Skorodumov, Yan Somov. HIGH SECURITY MUSEUM

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In order to save the disappearing culture of Russia the representatives of law enforcement bodies and the Russian Government are to show themselves strong enough to hear the voice of the people and stop the excesses of the officials of the Ministry of Culture and the State Museum of Oriental Art. For there is no bright future without the culture.

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16.11.2017 Robbery of a billion of dollars' worth: How the inheritance of the ingenious artist Roerich was stolen

“The last war among people will be a war for truth,” these words of the Great Russian artist, philosopher and thinker Nicholas Roerich proved to be prophetic.

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22.10.2017 Autumn Festival “India-Russia-The Roerichs” in the Sacred Himalayan Roerich Estate

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On October 7-9, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) celebrated the 143rd anniversary of the great Russian artist Maharshi Nicholas Roerich as part of the festival “India-Russia-the Roerichs” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the International Roerich Memorial Trust and the 70th anniversary of Russian-Indian diplomatic relations. The guests of honour at the festival were Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India, New Delhi, and Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Additional District Commissioner, Kullu.

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20.10.2017 "R. Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture" Exhibition opened on the 60th anniversary of R. Tagore School celebration, St. Petersburg, Russia

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On October, 20, 2017 in Rabindranath Tagore School in St. Petersburg, Russia the “R. Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture” Exhibition was opened to commemorate the 60 anniversary of the school. The event was inaugurated by the Consul General of India in St.Petersburg, Mr. Arun Kumar Sharma and Mrs. Sharma, by St. Petersburg Committee on Education, St. Petersburg City Government and Kalininsky Region administration representatives, by scientists and culture public figures.

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02.10.2017 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Opening of the international festival "Days of Indian Culture at the Stieglitz Academy"

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On October 2, 2017, the 148 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated around the world. On this day in the Stiglitz Academy Museum the opening of the international festival "Days of Indian Culture in the Academy of Stieglitz " was held; the festival was dedicated to the 148th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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18.09.2017 Appeal of the International Center of the Roerichs to the people of Russia

Dear compatriots!

It is known that for several years a number of state officials have been doing systematic «work» to discredit, and, in fact, to destroy the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR) and its non-governmental museum named after N.K. Roerich, founded by Svyatoslav Roerich.

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16.09.2017 Days of India in St.Petersburg: Children's Art Competition was held in the Museum "Ice-breaker "Krasin"

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On September 16, 2017 in the Museum "Ice-breaker "Krasin" in St.Petersburg in the framework of the Days of India in St.Petersburg there was held a competition of children's art, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of friendship between Mumbai and St.Petersburg. The competition was held with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of India in St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs. The competition was attended by the Consul General of the Republic of India in St. Petersburg Mr. Arun Kumar Sharma and his wife Mrs. Poonam Sharma.

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13.09.2017 Days of India in St.Petersburg and "Rabindranath Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture" Exhibition in the “Krasin” Ice-breaker Museum

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September,13, 2017: "Krasin" Ice-breaker Museum hold the opening of the Days of India in St.Petersburg, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries and organized with the support of the Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg.

"Rabindranath Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture" exhibition was opened in the event; the exhibition organizers are Consulate General of the Republic of India in St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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25.08.2017 Communication of the International Center of the Roerichs concerning the decision of the 9th Arbitration Court of Appeal (August 22nd, 2017)

We have seen once again that today in Russia there is no justice capable of protecting the legitimate interests of a non-governmental organization. We have seen how officials, in our case, the leadership of the Ministry of Culture, seek to take away all property belonging to a non-governmental organization (we mean the Roerichs’ Heritage) and the cultural heritage site (the Lopoukhins’ Estate, restored by the ICR without government financial support).

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21.08.2017 115th Anniversary of George Roerich Marked in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

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On August 16, 2017, the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar, conducted a festive programme on the occasion of the 115th anniversary of George Roerich, the renowned orientalist, Buddhist scholar, linguist and explorer of Central Asia, and the elder son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich. As per tradition, representatives of the Buddhist world were the chief guests of the programme.

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05.08.2017 Exhibition "Nicholas Roerich. Life and Creative Work” Opens in the Capital of Himachal Pradesh

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An exhibition on the life and creative work of the great Russian artist, scholar and thinker Nicholas Roerich opened on July 29, 2017 in Shimla, the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, once the summer capital of British India.

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12.07.2017 International Roerich Memorial Trust Marks 25 years

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The International Roerich Memorial Trust – the unique symbol of Russian-Indian cultural cooperation located in the hallowed Himalayan Kullu valley – has turned 25.

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02.07.2017 International Scientific and Public Conference "Culture and Civilization in the XXI Century in the Light of Nicholas Roerich’s Ideas", St. Petersburg, RF

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International Scientific and Public Conference "Culture and Civilization in the XXI Century in the Light of Nicholas Roerich’s Ideas" took place on June, 30th –July,1st in Scientific-Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. The conference was a continuation of previous meetings of the international cultural and scientific community held in Estonia, Finland, Germany and Austria. The Conference organizers were the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR) and the Scientific-Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, under the support of the International Center of the Roerichs, the German Roerich Society, the Estonian Roerich Society, the European Association “EURASIM”, the Latvian Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs, the Austrian Society of the Roerichs – the National Committee of the Roerich Pact. The Information Support of the Conference was by the Information Portal "Museums of Russia" and the Inter-regional Information-Analytical Center (IIAC).

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15.05.2017 Second Day of the Festival “India-Russia-the Roerichs” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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April 30, 2017. The national flags of India and Russia, and the Banner of Peace – the world-famous Banner of Culture and the symbol of the Roerich Pact for the protection of cultural properties – were solemnly raised nearby the House-Museum of the Roerichs.

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12.05.2017 The opening of the festival “India – Russia – the Roerichs” in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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Saturday, April 29, 2017, was noteworthy in the Himalayan Roerich Estate for the opening of the festival “India – Russia – the Roerichs” dedicated to two memorable dates: the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Russian-Indian diplomatic relations and the 25th anniversary of the International Roerich Memorial Trust.

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25.04.2017 Eighty-second anniversary of the Roerich pact was celebrated in museum named after Nicholas Roerich

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April 15, 2017 a ceremonial evening dedicated to eighty-second anniversary of the sighing of the Roerich pact was organized in non-governmental museum named after Nicholas Roerich.

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25.04.2017 Exhibition «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» in Silistra, Bulgaria

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On April 5, 2017 in Silistra, the ancient Bulgarian city on the bank of the Danube, there opened the exhibition «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity » by the International Center of the Roerichs. The exhibition presented in the Art Gallery of Silistra (from April 2 to May 2, 2017) is held under the patronage of the Bulgarian National Commission for UNESCO.

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19.04.2017 Festivities dedicated to the 82nd anniversary of the Roerich Pact took place in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar

On Sunday, April 16, festivities dedicated to the 82nd anniversary of the Roerich Pact – the first international treaty for the protection of world cultural heritage – took place in the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar. The main participants of the celebrations were students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children managed by the International Roerich Memorial Trust, and the artists whose exhibition opened on that gala day in the IRMT Exhibition Hall. 

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18.04.2017 Report of the vice-president of the ICR Aleksander Stetsenko at the meeting of the International community on the issue of preservation of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and the Roerichs’ family heritage (March 25, 2017)

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Report of the vice-president of the ICR Aleksander Stetsenko at the meeting of the International community on the issue of preservation of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and the Roerichs’ family heritage (March 25, 2017)

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17.04.2017 To the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Open letter by the participants in the Meeting of the International community on the issue of preservation of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and the Roerichs’ family heritage (On March 25, 2017).

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11.04.2017 International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee

The International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee expresses its strong protest against the violent and destructive actions of a number of law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the State Museum of Oriental Art, that took place on 7-8 March 2017 under false pretenses, for the purpose of seizing property – the Roerichs’ heritage – from the International non-governmental organization "International Centre of the Roerichs" (ICR) established on the initiative of the outstanding artist, scientist, philosopher and public figure, the citizen of India, Svetoslav Roerich.

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28.03.2017 Statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs

We urge the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian National Committee of the International Council of Museum (ICOM) and all representatives of public authorities to protect our rights pursuant to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, to prosecute those responsible for the seizure of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs and for the violation of rights and freedoms of the staff of our non-governmental organization.

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28.03.2017 Congress of Intellectuals Declaration: Stop destruction of the International Centre of the Roerichs

A number of recent events connected with the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) and its Museum named after Nicholas Roerich should receive attention of the community as they present an issue of great concern.

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21.03.2017 "We were allowed to the toilet only under escort" – The Report from the Center of the Roerichs after the pogrom

A week has passed since the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR) was searched. About 200 exhibits were taken from the museum. The siloviki* made a real pogrom in the ICR.

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21.03.2017 Statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs concerning the Decision of the Arbitration Court of Moscow

On March 20, 2017 the Arbitration Court of Moscow upheld a lawsuit of the State Museum of Oriental Art supported by Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo) claiming avoidance of the gratuitous lease contracts and eviction of the International Centre of the Roerichs from the Lopoukhins’ Estate.

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15.03.2017 Did Medinsky «rob» the Museum of the Roerichs?

200 exhibits were transferred to the State Museum of Oriental Art with the participation of Special Police Force (OMON). What is the further destiny of the Roerich’s heritage?

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15.03.2017 Paintings conflict

The leadership of the International Centre of the Roerichs where the search has been recently made blamed the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for «systematic destruction» of the museum, and investigation authorities for its «armed seizure».

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15.03.2017 Why do "the specialists in the Buddhism" need the power support of Russian FSB (Federal Security Service)?

Valery Shiryaev strongly disagree with the statement that the banker Bulochnik’s ‘laundering activity’ served as the only cause for searches, and he offers his perspective on the situation.

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15.03.2017 Search procedures in the Museum of the ICR will be appealed in court

The International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) will appeal in court against the search procedures in its Museum and the withdrawal of works of art, the vice-president of the ICR Alexander Stetsenko informed Interfax.

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15.03.2017 Vice-president of the International Centre of the Roerichs: "The Ministry of Culture dreams to destroy us"

Now the Moscow Museum named after Nicholas Roerich works on its normal schedule. Employees decide how to rebuild the exposition as the security forces took away about 200 works of art. The vice-president of the International Centre of the Roerichs Alexander Stetsenko is sure that this intrusion was guided by the management of the Ministry of Culture. The Ministry does not give any answer.

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14.03.2017 Destroyers of Culture

«They are ready to destroy all cultural affairs, they are ready to embarrass all public opinion and deceive government circles, just to satisfy their selfishness. All their actions are so anti-cultural and antisocial, that it only remains to see in them the rudest arbitrariness and capture of another's property ...». Nicholas Roerich

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14.03.2017 Press-Conference at Nicholas Roerich Museum of ICR held on 9 March

On March 9, 2017, in the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the ICR held a press conference. The participants of the press conference were provided with the facts, documents and the most complete information on the conduct of the power operation on the territory of the ICR with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the State Museum of Oriental Art and Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York).

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14.03.2017 Truth about the International Centre of the Roerichs


13.03.2017 International Women’s Day Celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

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Festive programme was organized in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), Naggar, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8th March. It was attended by a number of local women and visitors from Russia, IRMT staff, and the teachers and students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Art for Children (HRAA) managed by the IRMT.

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10.03.2017 AGAINST THE NGO MUSEUM NAMED AFTER NICHOLAS ROERICH FORCE WAS APPLIED

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March 7, 2017 in Moscow by representatives of law enforcement agencies (About 60 persons) the Mansion of the Lopoukhins was blocked, where the international non-governmental organization, the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) is located, the basis of which is the Non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, where the heritage of the Roerich family – outstanding representatives of world culture – has been preserved for more than 25 years.

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15.02.2017 Festivities on the occasion of the 138th anniversary of Helena Roerich in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

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Festivities on the occasion of the 138th anniversary of Helena Roerich in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) started with the guided tour organized for the students of the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children managed by the IRMT.

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22.11.2016 ICR published a new book “Roads of the Jungles” written by Lyudmila Shaposhnikova

Publisher department issued “Roads of the Jungles” written by Lyudmila Shaposhnikova, who in 1967 was awarded Jawaharlal Nehru International Award. The book is available at newsstand of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and at “Mountain Wind” on-line store.

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22.11.2016 Third Volume of Complete Collection of Letters by Helena Roerich

Publisher department issued third volume of the complete collection of letters by Helena Roerich, an outstanding Russian thinker, writer and devotee. The complete collection of letters from Manuscript Department of the International Centre of the Roerichs, includes letters dated 1935 addressed mainly to Nicholas and George Roerich, who at that time were members of Manchurian expedition, to the members of the Roerichs Museum in New-York as well as to the members of Latvian Roerich Society.

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22.11.2016 The Second volume of festschrift by Svetoslav Roerich “Awake Beauty in Your Mind…” is prepared for publication

ICR prepared for publication the second volume of festschrift by Svetoslav Roerich “Awake Beauty in Your Mind…” Its first volume financed by popular donations was published in 2015. Cost of publication of the second volume amounts to 680000ք, while only 367000ք have been collected. You can support publication by pre-order at “Mountain Wind” on-line store.

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03.11.2016 Culture Festival in the Himalayan Roerich Estate Closes with Svetoslav Roerich’s Anniversary Celebrations

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October 23 (Sunday) was the last day of festivities and multiple guests came to the Roerich Estate to celebrate the anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich, the younger son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, the renowned artist and public figure, and a truly remarkable man.

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27.10.2016 Papers on the Roerichs Presented at the International Art Conference

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A two-day international conference on “Indian Subjects, Foreign Artists” was organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi on October 10-11, 2016 to explore the contribution of various foreign artists inspired by India to the local and world art scene and to documenting India’s past.

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24.10.2016 Resolution of the International scientific and public conference "the Relevance of Scientific, Artistic and Philosophical Heritage of the Roerich Family in the Modern World". Vienna, Austria

In Vienna (Austria), at the Russian Centre of science and culture on September, 15-16th, 2016 was held the 4-th European international scientific and public conference "the Relevance of Scientific, Artistic and Philosophical Heritage of the Roerich Family in the Modern World", dedicated to the memory of Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova, the first Vice-President of the International Centre of the Roerichs, the founder of the Public Museum by name of N. K.Roerich and its General Director, academician, honoured art worker of the Russian Federation.

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09.10.2016 Roerich Culture Festival Continues in the International Roerich Memorial Trust in India

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October 9, the day when the world celebrated the 142nd anniversary of Nicholas Roerich, the Maharishi as this Russian artist is reverently called in India, attracted scores of guests and tourists from India, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Greece, the Netherlands and other countries. As per the tradition, the festivities opened with the shanti puja, the traditional prayer for world peace and wellbeing, conducted on the cremation spot of Nicholas Roerich near his Memorial Stone from where one can see the snow-capped twin peaks of Gepang. After the puja, the Russian and Indian national flags and the Banner of Peace were hoisted near the Roerich House in a solemn ceremony symbolizing the lasting friendship and ever strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

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20.09.2016 The 4th European regional conference "the Relevance of Scientific, Artistic and Philosophical Heritage of the Roerich Family in the Modern World" in Vienna, the cultural capital of Austria.

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In Vienna (Austria), in the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, on 15 – 16 September, 2016, there was held the international scientific and public conference "the Relevance of Scientific, Artistic and Philosophical Heritage of the Roerich Family in the Modern World", dedicated to the memory of Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova, the first Vice-President of the International Centre of the Roerichs, academician, honoured art worker of the Russian Federation, the Director General and founder of the Public Museum by name of N.K. Roerich. The conference participants from several countries of Europe and Russia, discussed international cooperation in the protection of the world cultural heritage; the cooperation being based on the ideas of N.K.Roerich’s Pact and Banner of Peace, as well as on his "Peace through Culture" idea to meet modern challenges.

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27.08.2016 “The Cherished N.Roerich Sites” and “Meeting with the Altai” in the Helena Roerich Academy of Arts for Children, International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar, India

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With the help of the guests from the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow, the Indian children were for a while transferred from their native Naggar to the Upper Uimon, saw the peaks and valleys of the Altai and filled in their sublime beauty.

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27.08.2016 On August 16, 2016 the 114th anniversary of George Roerich, the elder son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, was celebrated in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Nagar, Distt. Kullu

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On August 16, 2016 the 114th anniversary of George Roerich, the elder son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, was celebrated in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Nagar, Distt. Kullu.

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05.07.2016 Russian Volunteers in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

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Russian volunteers actively help the staff of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) in maintaining the territory of the Roerich Estate in Naggar.

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07.06.2016 The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation plans to demolish the buddhist stupa in the Roerich museum

In May 2016 a group of functionaries from the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow), headed by the deputy director of the said Museum – Tigran Mkrtychev – declared that the Stupa of the Three Jewels is an unauthorized construction and therefore is to be demolished.

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08.05.2016 Second Day of the Traditional Spring Culture Festival in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar

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The second day of the spring festival in the Himalayan Roerich Estate coincided with the International Workers’ Day (May 1) and Orthodox Easter.

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08.05.2016 Lyubov Talimonova’s Exhibition Opens in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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On Saturday, April 30, 2016 as a part of the spring festival celebrated in the Roerich Estate in Naggar the exhibition of the reproductions of paintings by Lyubov Talimonova «Wanderings of a Happy Soul» had its grand opening. Mr. Sergei V. Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India, Mrs. Natalya Cherkashina, Acting Director, Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, Moscow, and renowned Indian scholars Prof. Suneet Chopra and Prof. Arun Mohanty were the esteemed guests of the ceremony.

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08.05.2016 Traditional Spring Culture Festival in the Roerich Estate in Naggar

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The international seminar «Relevance of the Roerichs' Heritage in Contemporary World» and the opening of the Buddhist thangka exhibition of the Dharamsala-based artists in the Conference Hall, IRMT, became the main events of the first day of the festival.

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28.04.2016 Robert Thurman paid visit to the International Centre of the Roerichs

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On Wednesday, 20 April, the famous American scientist, writer, public figure, president and founder of the Tibet House U.S. Robert Thurman visited the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. Professor R.Thurman is the Chair Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies named after Jey Tsong Khapa at Columbia University.

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20.04.2016 Gala evening dedicated to the 81th anniversary of the Roerich Pact: «Relevance of the Roerich Pact ideas in the contemporary world»

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On April 15, 2016 the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs hosted the gala evening dedicated to the 81th anniversary of the Roerich Pact. The Roerich Pact, also known as Treaty on protection of artistic and scientific institutions and historic monuments, was initiated by the Great Russian artist and public figure Nicholas Roerich. This is the first-ever international treaty on the protection of cultural heritage establishing the priority of protection of cultural values over military necessity, signed by representatives of 21 states on April 15, 1935 in Washington.

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22.03.2016 Exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact opened in the USA

On March 5 the “Banner of Peace”, designed by Nicholas Roerich, met guests of the Russian Cultural Center in the capital of the USA. The exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of signing of the Roerich Pact, the first international treaty on protection of the cultural heritage, was opened here.

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21.03.2016 Construction of White Tara Mandala

International Center – Museum named after N.K. Roerich and Fund of Development and consolidation of cultural traditions «Drepung Gomang Center» present «Construction of White Tara Mandala and week of temple rituals of monastery Drepung Gomang». Monks of VII official delegation of Monastery-university Drepung Gomang from South India headed by Very Reverend Gyaltsang Rinpoche will construct sand White Tara Mandala – of BUDDHA OF LONG LIFE and will conduct temple rituals of Monastery Drepung Gomang.

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14.03.2016 International Women’s Day Celebrated in Roerich Estate

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Celebrating the International Women’s Day has become a good tradition of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT). On that day the IRMT opens its doors to first of all the women of Kullu giving them the opportunity to exhibit their art, deliberate on the role of women and their problems and just to feel the atmosphere of the women’s holiday.

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14.03.2016 Yuri Temirkanov headed the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow


On March 4, 2016 the extraordinary General Assembly of the International Centre of the Roerichs, held in Moscow at the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, elected Yuri H. Temirkanov – the artistic director of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D.D. Shostakovich, Chief Conductor of the Honoured Collective of the Russian Academic Philharmonic Orchestra – as the President of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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12.03.2016 Presentation of "Rabindranath Tagore - Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition in the gymnasium of St.Petersburg, RF

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Presentation of "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 – took place in the gymnasium No.284, Kirovsky district, St.Petersburg, Russia, on 12, March, 2016.

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24.02.2016 The International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

A famous Russian NGO the International Centre of the Roerichs is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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16.02.2016 The International Centre of the Roerichs is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

A famous Russian NGO the International Centre of the Roerichs is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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27.01.2016 Lecture on "Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India" at the library No.10, St. Petersburg

27 January, 2016 “Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition opened with the lecture of the same name in the library 10, St.Petersburg, RF. The exhibition was prepared by the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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22.11.2015 Exhibition "Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India" in the library named after Prokofiev, Saint-Petersburg, RF

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On November, 22nd , 2015 the library № 4 named after A. A. Prokofiev, Saint-Petersburg, RF, held a lecture with video presentation on the exhibition of photographs entitled "Mahatma Gandhi — Great Soul of India". The exhibition is organized by the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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05.11.2015 The International scientific and public conference «80 years of the Roerich Pact» in the International Centre of the Roerichs (October 8–11, 2015)

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The International scientific and public conference «80 years of the Roerich Pact» was held under the patronage of UNESCO.

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30.10.2015 The anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar

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The anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich was celebrated in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar with a rich programme packed with exciting events.

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27.10.2015 Rewarding of the winners of the XVII International Contest of Musical and Artistic Creativity "Color and Sound of the Roerich’s Empire" is timed to the birthday of S. N. Roerich in the International Memorial Roerich Trust in Naggar, India

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S.N.Roerich’s birthday anniversary was celebrated with bright rich program in the International Memorial Roerich Trust in Naggar (Kullu region, Himachal Pradesh, India). Charge d'affaires of Russia in India Denis Alipov in his speech said that the Russian Embassy is considering the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT) as a key project of cooperation between our countries in the sphere of culture.

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18.10.2015 The celebrations of the 141st anniversary of Nicholas Roerich and the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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It was the traditional shanti-puja that opened the celebrations of the 141st anniversary of Nicholas Roerich and the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact for the protection of historic monuments in the International Roerich Memorial Trust.

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15.10.2015 Cultural Session of All India Poetess Conference took place in conference-hall of “Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya” hotel, St.Petersburg, Russia

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October, 1st , 2015 Cultural Session of All India Poetess Conference took place in conference-hall of “Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya” hotel, St.Petersburg, Russia.
All India Poetess Conference (AIPC) is the largest literary and cultural Association of prominent women of India, including doctors of Philology and medicine, poetesses, recognized writers and cultural figures from various States of India who are highly interested in Russian literature and culture.
All India Poetess Conference (AIPC) advocates the education of women through literary and cultural programs. The members of this organization advocate for world peace through linguistic cooperation (language harmony) and tourist programs of travelling around the world.

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31.08.2015 Puja in honour of Mrs. Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova


On August 26 in honour of Mrs. Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova a special puja was conducted in the Roerich Estate. It was Gita-path, a holy rite accompanied by the chanting of Bhagavad Gita, one of the most venerated spiritual and philosophical texts of the world.

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28.08.2015 Urgent message from the International Centre of the Roerichs


On August 24 after a long illness at the age of 89 passed away Lyudmila V Shaposhnikova - the trustee of Dr. Svetoslav Roerich and the executor of his will, Director General of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the ICR.

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26.08.2015 Celebrating the Anniversary of George Roerich


On August 16 the Anniversary of George Roerich was celebrated in the Roerich Estate in Naggar, Kullu Distt.

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09.08.2015 IRMT-ICR Exhibition on Roerich Visits the Himalayan Valley of Chamba

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The exhibition "N.K. Roerich: Life and Creative work " took place in the ancient Indian town of Chamba. It was organized by the International Roerich Memorial Trust (Naggar, Kullu Valley, India) and the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow, Russia) under support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India (New-Delhi).

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29.06.2015 Оf Buddhas and Mountains: Maharashtra Artists Exhibit in Roerich Estate in Naggar

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On May 27, 2015 an exhibition of the works by three young professional artists from Kolhapur (Maharashtra) opened in the IRMT. They have already exhibited thrice together and now decided to visit Naggar and display their art before the Indian and foreign visitors of the Himalayan Roerich Estate.

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20.05.2015 Children’s Painting Competition held in the Himalayan Roerich Estate

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More than 120 children took part in the Children’s Painting Competition held in the Himalayan Roerich Estate, Naggar (International Roerich Memorial Trust) The competition was organized on May 3, 2015 within the framework of celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact and the 70th anniversary of Victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War.

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19.05.2015 The exhibition "Roerich Pact. History and Modernity" in New Delhi

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On May 15 the exhibition opened in the capital of India New Delhi, in the Azad Bhavan Art Gallery of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

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15.05.2015 The UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova visited the Non-Governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs

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On May 10, 2015 the UNESCO Director-General Mrs. Irina Bokova, during her stay in Moscow at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, paid a visit to the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs. Mrs. Bokova’s visit was a tribute to Nicholas Roerich – an outstanding figure of Russian and world culture, who conceived and offered the Roerich Pact to humanity – the first comprehensive international treaty aimed at protecting the cultural heritage of mankind.

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16.04.2015 The exhibition "Roerich Pact. History and Modernity" at the UN headquarters in New York

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On April 15, 2015 at UN headquarters in New York, the ICR exhibition on the 80th anniversary of signing the Roerich Pact - treaty on the protection of artistic and scientific institutions and historical monuments - was inaugurated.

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16.04.2015 Gala evening dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact in the ICR

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On April 15, in the museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the ICR took place a solemn evening dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact and the opening of the exhibition "Peace through Culture", which is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War, as well as 70 anniversary of the UN.

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15.04.2015 The 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact

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On April 12, 2015 the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact was solemnly celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich Estate. Festivities took place in the premises of the Helena Roerich Art Academy for Children where the children of Naggar and neighboring villages study dance, music and painting. Students of the Academy, their parents, visitors of the Roerich Estate and the employees of the International Roerich Memorial Trust took part in the celebrations.

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15.04.2015 Ban Ki-moon welcomes Roerich Pact exhibition to New York

On April 15, the United Nations headquarters in New York will host ‘The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity’, an exhibition on the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, also known as the Roerich Pact.

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10.04.2015 THE UN WILL HOST THE EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF SIGNING OF THE ROERICH PACT


On April 15, 2015 at the UN Headquarters in New York the exhibition organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the signing of the treaty “On the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments” known in history as “The Roerich Pact” will be inaugurated.

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23.03.2015 Exhibition "Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India" in the Kirovsky district library, St.Petersburg, RF

25 March, 2015 in the Library of the Kirovsky district of St. Petersburg there was held a lecture about the life and work of Karamchand Mohandas Gandhi, known worldwide as Mahatma Gandhi. "Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India" – is an exhibition, prepared for the exhibit by the St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR.

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12.03.2015 80th jubilee of the Roerich Pact will mark opening of three exhibitions of the International Centre of the Roeirchs in New York, Bonn and Moscow


The exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” will be opened in the Bonn City Museum on April 14. The same exhibition will get started in the lobby of the Delegates Entrance of the UN General Assembly in New York. This day the exhibition “Peace through Culture” will be opened in the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow. The exhibitions are dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Roerich Pact, World War II 70th anniversary, 70 years of the USSR victory in the Great Patriotic War and 70th jubilee of the UN.

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12.03.2015 The International Women’s Day was celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich House in Naggar

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The International Women’s Day was celebrated in the Himalayan Roerich House in Naggar with great enthusiasm. The tradition of celebrating this comparatively new for India and virtually unknown in the Kullu valley holiday in the International Roerich Memorial Trust was initiated last year by the Russian and Indian Curators of the IRMT.

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28.02.2015 Ambassador's visit to the ICR


February, 24 - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. P.S. Raghavan with his wife Mrs. Barbara Raghavan, Deputy Director General of Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre Mr. Sanjay Jain and Ambassador Secretary for Public Relations Ms. Zainab Azimova visited the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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15.01.2015 The ICR exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Gandhinagar

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The ICR exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” has opened in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, in the Indian Legal History Museum of the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU).

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26.12.2014 Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the International Roerich Memorial Trust in Shimla

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Russia and India have agreed to actively cooperate in the conservation and development of the museum complex in the nature reserve of the Roerich estate in the village of Naggar in the Western Himalayas.

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02.11.2014 The 110th Birth Anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich at the IRMT

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At the Himalayan Roerich Estate in Naggar there was celebrated the 110th Birth Anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich, the younger son of Nicholas and Helena Roerich. The Indians and Russians united in honoring the artistic and human genius of Svetoslav Roerich gathered around the sacred fire burnt in memory of this prominent artist repeating after a pujari-priest the wonderful words of Shanti-puja – a prayer for peace and good, a prayer of blessing. “Indeed, only peace leads to happiness, gives hope for success and well-being. May this wonderful blessing guide all our doings, all our creative activities and our hopes,” Svetoslav Roerich wrote.

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25.10.2014 The XYI Open Regional Contest of Musical and Artistic Creativity “Color and Sound of Roerich’s Empire” in India and Russia

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On October, 9th, 2014, on the birth-anniversary of Nicholas Roerich the photo exhibition prepared by the International Centre of the Roerichs in cooperation with the International Roerich Memorial Trust was presented to the guests at the IRMT Exhibition Hall. The exhibition was solemnly opened by the Minister-Counselor of the RF Embassy in India Denis Alipov and the Executive Secretary, the ICR Board member Pavel Zhuravikhin. The display includes archive photos, informational banners and reproductions of the Master’s paintings and tells about the major stages of Nicholas Roerich’s life path.

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24.10.2014 The Banner of Peace was presented to the General Secretary of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS

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The Second Day of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Forum started with the gala opening of the international project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in the Tauride Palace. Aleksey Sergeev, the General Secretary of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS, took part in the opening ceremony.

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24.10.2014 First Youth Inter-Parliamentary Assembly CIS Forum houses the “Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” exhibition, Tauride Palace, St.Petersburg

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On October, 24th, the second day of the Forum, Tauride Palace housed gala opening of the Russian part of the International exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” dated to 80th anniversary of signing the first Treaty for protection of artistic, scientific, historical monuments (the Roerich Pact).

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18.10.2014 The “Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” exhibition was held in the Russian National Library, St.Petersbrug

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The International exhibition project the “Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” held in the Russian National Library from September, 25 to October 18, was a great success.

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15.10.2014 Nicholas Roerich’s Birth Anniversary at the IRMT

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Nicholas Roerich’s Birth Anniversary on 9 October 2014 at the International Roerich Memorial Trust traditionally started with Shanti Puja – a prayer for forgiveness and welfare – hold at the site of Nicholas Roerich cremation (Samadhi) nearby the commemorative Stone from where there opens a view of the majestic white-capped peaks of the twin Gepang – the Mount “M” as the Roerichs would call it. Admirers of Roerich’s creative work from different countries gathered around the sacred fire to honor in their high thoughts the memory of the eminent Russian sage and Maharishi Nicholas Roerich.

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14.10.2014 Celebrations dedicated to Nicholas Roerich’s anniversary are ongoing at the IRMT

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On Saturday 4 October, the IRMT welcomed its honored guests – His Excellency RF Ambassador in India and a lifetime IRMT trustee Mr. Alexander Kadakin, DC Kullu-cum-Director IRMT Mr. Rakesh Kanwar, Executive Secretary of the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow) Mr. Pavel Zhuravikhin.

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12.10.2014 The Conference “Russia and the Roerichs’ Heritage” has finished in Moscow

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An international scientific and public conference “Russia and the Roerichs’ Heritage” was held at the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. It was timed to the 140th anniversary of the great artist, scientist, and public figure. In this year we also celebrate 135th birth anniversary of Helena Roerich and 110th anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich.

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11.10.2014 An international scientific and public conference “Russia and the Roerichs’ Heritage” is taking place in Moscow

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The second day of the international scientific and public conference “Russia and the Roerichs’ Heritage”, which is being held at the International Centre of the Roerichs, began with a report “The Roerichs’ Heritage and the Authorities”. This topic was presented by Vice-President of the International Centre of the Roerichs, First Deputy Director General of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich Mr. Alexander Stetsenko.

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25.09.2014 International Exhibition Project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in St.Petersburg

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On September, 25, 2014 the “International Exhibition Project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” started in St.Petersburg with gala opening of the Project in the Russian National Library.

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25.09.2014 International Centre of the Roerichs has proposed a peacemaking initiative

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Under the patronage of UNESCO and the Commission of the Russian Federation on UNESCO affairs and within the framework of the International Day of Peace celebrations the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich organized a round table. Its participants adopted a resolution, which contains the address to the renowned international organizations (UN and UNESCO), heads of states and governments and international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to do everything within their power in order to create understanding in the society of the role of Culture as the true foundation of Peace.

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25.09.2014 North-West Interfax Agency Press-Conference on the International Exhibition Project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in St.Petersburg

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On September, 25, 2014 North-West Interfax Agency press-center held a press-conference: “International Exhibition Project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”; the press-conference was before the opening of the Project in the Russian National Library.

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17.09.2014 Exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Chandigarh

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The large-scale exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs and the International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee goes on travelling around India. In early July the project was launched in Shimla – the capital of the Himachal Pradesh state; then the exhibition dedicated to the Roerich Pact opened at the Himalaya Roerichs’ estate in Naggar; on 9 September it was received in the Indian city of Chandigarh, the capital of the two states – Penjub and Haryana. The organizer of the exhibit in Chandigarh was, as in Shimla, the Lalit Kala National Academy of Fine Arts, its Punjub center.

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28.08.2014 International Day of Peace


On September 21-22, 2014 the non-governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich (Moscow) of the International Centre of the Roerichs will celebrate the International Day of Peace, adopted by the UN General Assembly.

Information letter: page 1, page 2, page 3

Application form.


26.08.2014 Historic buildings of the Lopukhins’ Estate are handed over for the free use to the ICR


August 21, 2014, the mayor of Moscow S. Sobyanin signed a decree of the Moscow government No. 452-RP "On the transfer to the gratuitous use of the International non-governmental organization "International Centre of the Roerichs" of non-residential buildings at the following addresses: Moscow, Maly Znamensky, 3/5, build. 4 and build. 7".

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18.07.2014 The opening of the new display in the IRMT

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July 12, 2014, a new exposition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” was inaugurated in the Roerichs’ Memorial Estate in the Kullu valley (India). It was a result of cooperation between the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) and the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT).

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17.07.2014 Exhibition "Roerich Pact" continues its journey across the Netherlands

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On July 12 the exhibition "Roerich Pact: Past and Modernity" was opened at the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Maastricht. Historical documents, memorable photos and reproductions of works by the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich will introduce the history of the birth of the famous "Roerich Pact" - an international treaty "On the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments" which started systematic protection of cultural objects, - to residents and visitors of the oldest city in the south of the Netherlands.

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10.07.2014 Inauguration of exhibition “Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh, India)

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On July 7 at 4:00 PM in the Art Gallery in Shimla a solemn inauguration of the exhibition of the International Centre of the Roerichs “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” took place. With this event the ICR starts a new stage of an international project that will embrace cities of India. The inauguration of the exhibition traditionally began with “cutting red ribbon” ceremony that was done by the Chief Minister of the State of Himachal Pradesh Mr. Virbhadra Singh and lighting up a lamp (in Hindi djoti tipak) in order to make this cultural event successful. At the inauguration representatives of the Government of Himachal Pradesh, workers of culture, science and art were present.

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26.06.2014 STATEMENT of the International Centre of the Roerichs (regarding the recent actions of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation)

Within nearly 25 years of the history of the Non-governmental Museum of Nicholas Roerich founded by Svetoslav Roerich in November 1989, we had to endure a lot of unwarranted attacks by ill-wishers (including, oddly enough, the Ministry of Culture of Russia), whose aim is to destruct our non-government museum, to withdraw the heritage stored herein and to evict us from the Lopoukhins' estate.

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19.06.2014 Statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs

Statement of the International Centre of the Roerichs regarding the information from the Russian Ministry of Culture about the collection of paintings owned by Sevetoslav Roerich and his will in connection of the heritage transferred by him to Russia.

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21.05.2014 "Rabindranath Tagore - Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition in the “Zvyezdny” college of St.Petersburg

Presentation of "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 – took place in the Zvyezdny College, St.Petersburg, Russia on 21, May, 2014.

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08.05.2014 On the participation of the International Centre of the Roerichs in the Annual Congress of Europa Nostra

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Between May 2-6 the functions of the Annual Congress of the European Non-Governmental Organization Europa Nostra (“Our Europe”) supporting the activities of non-governmental organizations of European states aimed at the preservation of the cultural environment and heritage of Europe, took place in Vienna. Placido Domingo, the famous opera singer and public figure, is the president of Europa Nostra. Alexander P. Losyukov, the President of the International Centre of the Roerichs and the President of the International Roerichs' Heritage Preservation Committee, took part in the activities of the Congress. Twenty seven European organizations that had realized a number of projects connected with the preservation of the cultural heritage of mankind in Europe were awarded for their activities in 2014.

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02.05.2014 Exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Rostov-on-Don

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Between May 2-6 the functions of the Annual Congress of the European Non-Governmental Organization Europa Nostra (“Our Europe”) supporting the activities of non-governmental organizations of European states aimed at the preservation of the cultural environment and heritage of Europe, took place in Vienna. Placido Domingo, the famous opera singer and public figure, is the president of Europa Nostra. Alexander P. Losyukov, the President of the International Centre of the Roerichs and the President of the International Roerichs' Heritage Preservation Committee, took part in the activities of the Congress. Twenty seven European organizations that had realized a number of projects connected with the preservation of the cultural heritage of mankind in Europe were awarded for their activities in 2014.

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30.04.2014 The unique exhibition of ancient manuscripts in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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On July 12 the exhibition "Roerich Pact: Past and Modernity" was opened at the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Maastricht. Historical documents, memorable photos and reproductions of works by the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich will introduce the history of the birth of the famous "Roerich Pact" - an international treaty "On the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments" which started systematic protection of cultural objects, - to residents and visitors of the oldest city in the south of the Netherlands.

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30.04.2014 The opening of the new semester in the Academy of Arts for children named after Helena Roerich

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A new semester in the Academy of Arts for children named after Helena Roerich opened in the International Roerich Memorial Trust, in a new spacious house, which belonged some time to Colonel Osborn. The building is situated on a mountain slope, a little bit lower than the Urusvati Institute; one can enjoy a wonderful view of Naggar, the Beas River and the Kullu Valley surrounded by Himalayas. The Osborn House was bought by the Roerich Trust around 10 years ago and was not in use for a long time. This year, it was repaired to admit children to classes of painting, Indian classical dance, music and singing.

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27.04.2014 «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» continues in the Peace Palace in The Hague

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The exhibition is held literally under the Banner of Peace, the distinguishing mark of the Roerich Pact. The day before the Banner of Peace was solemnly presented to the director of the Carnegie Foundation Mr. Steven van Hogstraten. And now it is flapping above the Peace Palace along with the UN banner. Their juxtaposition clearly shows the international recognition of Nicholas Roerich's contribution to the effort of cultural heritage preservation.

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26.04.2014 «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» in Nizhnevartovsk

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The exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” being the next stage of the exhibition project initiated by ICR and IRHPC, opened on April 8, 2014 in the Exhibition Hall of the Arts Palace in the town of Nizhnevartovsk.

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26.04.2014 The Kailas Phenomenon and its Role in Man's Evolutionary Development

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Between 12-13 April 2014 the First Public-Scientific Conference “The Kailas Phenomenon and its Role in Man's Evolutionary Development” took place in the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow. It is the first ever conference dedicated to the study of the Kailas Phenomenon. The Conference was organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs and the Kailas Phenomenon Research Group (Russia).

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24.04.2014 Opening of the international exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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The solemn opening ceremony of the international exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” was held in the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan on April 11, 2014.

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17.04.2014 The exhibition «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» in the Hague (The Netherlands)

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The exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” opened on 15th of April. The exhibition is organized with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands and direct involvement of Mr. Jeroen Vervliet, Director of the Peace Palace Library, one of the world's largest collections in the field of public international law. It is noteworthy that the exhibition opening took place on the day of signing of the historic document 79 years ago.

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14.03.2014 Exhibition «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» in Novokuznetsk

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The grand opening ceremony of the exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) and International Roerichs' Heritage Preservation Committee took place in Novokuznetsk Art Museum on March 6, 2014. The co-organizers of the project were: Novokuznetsk City Administration, Novokuznetsk Art Museum, Novokuznetsk city Roerich Society, National Museum of the Roerich Family of the D.Likhachev's Library.

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12.03.2014 Woman's Day in the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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Nowadays almost the whole planet celebrates 8 March as a Day of Worship to Woman. Woman's beauty, her love and wisdom at all times inspire and save the world.

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07.03.2014 International Exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Astana

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International Exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University. Astana, Kazakhstan, March 4-22, 2014

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05.03.2014 On the 22nd February, a special conference of the International Roerich Centre was held.

For the position of the ICR President there was elected Alexander Prokhorovich Losjukov, Head of the International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee, and for the position of Vice President – Alexander Vitaljevich Stetcenko, First Deputy General Director of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. On that day joint deliberation among representatives of around 100 nongovernmental cultural organizations from Russia and neighboring countries including those related to the Roerichs’ heritage took place. Two open letters to the Russian Federation President and Moscow Mayor were approved.


24.02.2014 Exhibition «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» opened in Tver

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The International Centre of the Roerichs and the International Roerichs' Heritage Preservation Committee organized the international exhibition project «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» dedicated to the 140th anniversary celebration of the birth of Nicholas Roerich and 2014 year which has been officially declared the Year of Culture in Russia. The travelling exhibition was held on February 21 in the ancient city of Tver, famous for its wealth of culture and history.

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22.02.2014 The exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Khanty-Mansiysk

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The International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) and International Roerichs' Heritage Preservation Committee started a new phase of the exhibition project “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”. The travelling exhibition opened on February, 7 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous District - Yugra under the auspices of Natalia V. Komarova.

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21.02.2014 Helena Roerich's birthday celebration at the International Roerich Memorial Trust

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A winter day of 12 February 2014 in the Himalayan Roerichs' estate in Naggar was spring-like and sunny. Snow recently fallen and already being melted was sparkling; bright pink camellia flowers and yellow stars of jasmine; snow covered mountain slopes and the fragrance of daffodils on thaw holes... Himalayan nature met the birthday of its great daughter with great solemnity, purity and elegance.

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14.02.2014 Presentation of the exhibition "Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" in the Pedagogical College No.1, St.Petersburg,RF

14 February, 2014 at the Pedagogical College № 1, St. Petersburg the presentation of the exhibition "Rabindranath Tagore –Indian Culture Messenger ", a joint project of the Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs, took place.

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19.01.2014 We won't let to destroy the Non-Governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich

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On the 14th of January, the International Centre of Roerichs (ICR) held a news conference for Russian and foreign journalists under the title "The Year of Culture in Russia: does Russia need the Non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich?" A couple of dozens of print and on-line mass media representatives were accredited.

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14.12.2013 «India by My Eyes» Contest, 2nd and 3rd prize winners rewarding (St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region)

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«India by My Eyes» Contest winners (2nd and 3rd prizes), St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region, were awarded with prizes on December, 13th, 2013 in the Children Library of History and Culture of St.Petersbrug (Marata, 72).

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13.12.2013 OPEN LETTER in defense of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs from representatives of culture, science and public

Under the Open Letter of cultural activists, scientists, and public figures to Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, in defense of the public Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and the International Centre of the Roerichs, the process of signatures collecting is launched on the following web site https://www.change.org/ru  at the initiative of the community (download the Open letter ).

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13.12.2013 APPEAL of the International non-governmental organization “The International Centre of the Roerichs”

The Museum Needs Assistance!
To all who care for the Roerichs heritage,
its preservation for the future generations,
and for the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and its further work

 

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01.12.2013 Exhibition "The Roerich Pact. History and modernity" in Santiago


The opening of the exhibition "The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity" dedicated to the 80th anniversary of signing of the first international Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments took place on November 21 in Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Santiago. The exhibition is a part of the international exhibition project implemented by the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow) under the auspices of UNESCO and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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30.11.2013 STATEMENT by NGO "The International Center of the Roerichs"

STATEMENT by NGO "The International Center of the Roerichs" concerning the accusations against Boris Ilyich Bulochnik, Chairman of the Board of Master Bank, Maecenas of the nongovernmental museum named after Nicholas Roerich The International Center of the Roerichs (the ICR).

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28.11.2013 Exhibition " Roerich Pact. History and Modernity " in Berlin

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On 22 of November, 2013, at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin was inaugurated the exhibition " Roerich Pact. History and Modernity ", arranged by the International Center of the Roerichs Centre together with the International Roerichs' Heritage Preservation Committee. The exhibition is devoted to the international Treaty "On the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments" historically known as the Roerich Pact . The Maecenas of the exhibition became the Master Bank.

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27.11.2013 Let's defend the Maecenas of Art and the public Museum named after N.K. Roerich

On the revocation of banking license of OAO (JSC) Master Bank by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on 20 November 2013, mass media started prosecuting and casting slurs upon its head Boris Ilyich Bulochnik, who for 20 years has been the Maecenas of the public Museum named after N.K. Roerich. The International Roerich Centre hasn't made any official statements on this issue yet, because the developments were quick and sudden and it takes some time to analyze and think them over. Before long the ICR will make an official statement on the case.

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25.11.2013 Ceremonial closing of the Northern-Western Open Children Contest «India by My Eyes» in St.Petersburg

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«India by My Eyes» Contest winners (2nd and 3rd prizes), St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region, were awarded with prizes on December, 13th, 2013 in the Children Library of History and Culture of St.Petersbrug (Marata, 72).

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14.10.2013 The final day of the conference “Problems of Russian Cosmism”

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The morning session of the third day of the international scientific and public conference “Problems of Russian Cosmism” began under the chairmanship of Mr V.G. Sokolov, senior researcher, PhD.

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13.10.2013 The International scientific and public conference “Problems of Russian Cosmism” continues in the ICR

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The morning session of the second day of the conference was held under the chairmanship of V.G. Sokolov and included the following reports: “Russian Cosmism and the Teaching of H. Blavatsky" by Yulia A. Shabanova, Doctor of Philosophy (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine); "Cosmism of F. Tyutchev's poetry and the philosophy of the Living Ethics: concordant motives” by Bogdana Y. Sokolova, Candidate of Cultural Studies (Kharkov, Ukraine); «Banner of Peace is a symbol of the Cosmic evolution», by Anatoly A. Lebedenko, Candidate of Education, Candidate of Philosophy (Moscow); «Role of magnetism in the evolution of human consciousness», Helena M. Egorova – Doctor of Chemistry (Moscow); «Cultural heritage of the Orient is a source of cosmisation in the modern Occidental science.

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12.10.2013 “Our heritage, our future. Cultural Diversity for Responsible Development” in Entebbe, Uganda

On 30 September – 4 October 2013 the International Centre of the Roerichs took part in the 15th International Conference of National Trusts “Our heritage, our future. Cultural Diversity for Responsible Development” in Entebbe, Uganda.

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11.10.2013 The conference “Problems of Russian Cosmism” was opened in the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs

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On October 9, 2013 the halls of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich were opened for participants of the International scientific and public conference “Problems of Russian Cosmism”. Scientists and public activists from Russia and abroad took part in the forum.

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25.09.2013 The enthronement of the Banner of Peace took place in the Cathedral of Buenos Aires

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This year the International day of Peace obtained status of a national holiday by the Decree of Ms Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina. It is celebrated on September 21st. Delegation of the International Centre of the Roerichs headed by Mr Alexander Stetsenko, First deputy Director General of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich, was invited by a local NGO “Mil Milenios de la Paz” to participate in the event.

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19.07.2013 Inauguration of the exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Montevideo, Uruguay

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The grand opening of the ICR exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” took place on July, 17th in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The exposition at the new Museum of Migration includes documents, unique photographs and reproductions of the paintings of the great Russian painter, thinker and remarkable public figure Nicholas Roerich.

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20.06.2013 Anniversary Congress of Europa Nostra, Pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage

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Anniversary Congress of Pan-European Federation Europa Nostra took place on 13-17 June, 2013 in Athens, an ancient capital of Greece, the cradle of European culture. The International Centre of the Roerichs is a Member of the most famous organization for preservation of Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra.

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15.06.2013 The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity. The exhibition of the International Centre of the Roerichs is now open in Geneva

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The grand opening of the ICR exhibition «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» took place on June 12, 2013 at the Palace of Nations in the UN Office at Geneva. The exhibition is dedicated to the international "Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments" which went down in history as the Roerich Pact and perpetuated the name of its author, a distinguished Russian artist, thinker, humanist and public figure Nicholas Roerich.

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14.06.2013 «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Theatre Bastion del Carmen, Cologne)

From 11 June till 26 June the International Centre of the Roerichs and the Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs Heritage with the support of UNESCO and Ministry of Foreifn Affairs of Russia jointly implement the international exhibition project «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity».

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05.06.2013 THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF THE ROERICHS presents the exhibition project «The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity» in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay

Expecting the 80th anniversary of signing the international "Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments" which went down in history as the Roerich Pact and would be commemorated in 2015, The ICR and the Committee for the Preservation of the Roerichs Heritage jointly implement the international exhibition project dedicated to this event.

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29.05.2013 “Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition – a joint project of Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg and St.Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs - in St.Petersburg school

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From March till the end of May, 2013, in St.Petersburg school No.489 there was exhibited a joint project of Consulate General of India in St.Petersburg and St.Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs – “Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition.

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28.05.2013 “The Roerich Pact. The History and Modernity” in Bernasconi Museum, Argentina

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On May, 20-30, 2013 “The Roerich Pact. The History and Modernity” Exhibition is in Bernasconi Museum, Argentina.


10.05.2013 Exhibition “The Roerich Pact. The History and Modernity” in the National Senate of Argentina in Buenos Aires

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The ICR exhibition “The Roerich Pact. The History and Modernity” started in Latin America

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05.05.2013 «The Garden in Kullu Valley» - an article about the latest research work in the Institute of Himalayan Studies (International Scientific Center) — Urusvati, Kullu, India

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«The garden in Kullu valley» - an article by Vladimir SHATKO, Cand. Sc. (Biol.), Svetlana POTAPOVA, Cand. Sc. (Biol.), senior research assistants of the Main Botanical Gardens named after N. Tsitsin, RAS, Viktor FROLOV, Dr. Sc. (Philos.), deputy director general of the Museum of N. Roerich (Moscow) published in “Science in Russia” Journal (Russian Academy of Science). – 2013. – № 1. – P. 106-112.

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27.04.2013 "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 St.Petersburg, Russia

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Presentations of the "Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition took place in the libraries of the Basil Island and Nevsky districts of St.Petersburg, Russia, April 13th and 27th, 2013. The exhibition is a joint project of Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs. Life and creative work of a world-known poet, an artist, a teacher and a philosopher, an Indian great cultural and public figure - Rabindranath Tagore – was described for school children and adults in lectures with video-presentations held by Yelena Kucheryavenko and Tatyana Aleksandrova, St.Petersburg Branch ICR lecturers.


15.04.2013 International scientific and public conference “The Problems of Russian Cosmism” will be held at the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow on October 8-11, 2013.

International scientific and public conference “The Problems of Russian Cosmism” will be held at the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow on October 8-11, 2013.

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31.03.2013 The Spiritual Teacher Day in the International Center of the Roerichs

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A gala meeting devoted to the Spiritual Teacher Day took place in the International Center of the Roerichs. The holiday is a traditional celebration of the first record of the Living Ethics made by Helena Roerich in 1920. The holiday is honored by all the Roerichs followers. Presentation of Ludmila Shaposhnikova’s book “Messengers of Cosmic Evolution” was timed to the Spiritual Teacher Day celebration.

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20.03.2013 President of the Committee for the preservation of the Roerichs Heritage came to India with a working visit

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New Delhi, March, 13th , ‘Nicholas Roerich, ‘Legacy & Quest’, a book on the life of Russian painter Nicholas K. Roerich, edited by Manju Kak, was released in the capital of India. The festive ceremony gathered cultural and public people of India, Russian diplomats and lovers of the Roerich’s creative work from other countries.

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15.03.2013 A book on the life of Nicholas K. Roerich was published in India

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New Delhi, March, 13th , ‘Nicholas Roerich, ‘Legacy & Quest’, a book on the life of Russian painter Nicholas K. Roerich, edited by Manju Kak, was released in the capital of India. The festive ceremony gathered cultural and public people of India, Russian diplomats and lovers of the Roerich’s creative work from other countries.

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13.02.2013 “Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition – a joint project of Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Branch of the International Center of the Roerichs in “Yuzhno-Primorskaya” Library No.10, St. Petersburg, Russia

“Mahatma Gandhi – Great Soul of India” exhibition was opened on February, 13th in “Yuzhno-Primorskaya” Library No.10, St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition is a joint project of 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 shows rare photos and documents about Mahatma Gandhi’s life and depicts the most important events which made M.Gandhi a leader of the national Indian movement for independence. Helena V.Kucheryavenko, a lector of the St.Petersburg Branch of the Internationl Center of the Roerichs, has made a lecture with a video-presentation about M.Gandhi’s childhood, his studies in England, his solicitor work in Africa, his correspondence with Leo Tolstoy, which influenced greatly on his philosophy and  Satyāgraha movement.


05.02.2013 Svetoslav Roerich Memorial Day at the Roerich Estate in Naggar (India)

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The 30th of January, 2013 marked 20 years since the passing away of Svetoslav Roerich, remarkable artist, thinker, public figure and founder of the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR) and the International Roerich Memorial Trust (India). On this day citizens of Naggar, administration representatives, employees of the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), members of the Russian Embassy in India and staff of the ICR working in India gathered in Kullu valley in the Himalayas in order to pay homage to the loved and loving son of two great countries – Russia and India.

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27.01.2013 The Banner of Peace will be annually raised up in Argentina during the celebration of the International Day of Peace

On November 28, 2012 the law about annual celebration of the International Day of Peace on September 21 was adopted in Argentina. This day the Banner of Peace will be raised over all governmental and non-governmental institutions of culture.
The exhibition is dedicated to the oeuvre and ideological heritage of Nicholas Roerich, the illustrious Russian artist, scientist, thinker, humanist, writer, traveller, and public activist.

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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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21.12.2011 Jubilee Presentation of "Culture and Time" Journal and L.Shaposhnikova Exhibition "On the Master’s Route" in Nabokov Museum, St.Petersburg

Jubilee Presentation of "Culture and Time" Journal and L.Shaposhnikova Exhibition "On the Master’s Route" took place on December, 21st , 2011 in Nabokov museum (the museum is a division of the St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Philology and Arts). The presentation was devoted to the 10th anniversary of the public, social and artistic journal “Culture and Time”. The presentation was followed by opening of L.Shaposhnikova exhibition “On the Master’s Route”.

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18.11.2011 Museum named after Nicholas Roerich Hosted Seminar Dedicated to Cultural Heritage Preservation with Participation of the International Committee of the Red Cross

The Seminar «Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and Other Emergency Situations» was held on November 15th, 2011 at the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow.

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13.11.2011 "R.Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition in Prokofyev Library in St.Petersburg, Russia devoted to 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

"R.Tagore – Indian Culture Messenger" exhibition in  Prokofyev Library in St.Petersburg, Russia devoted to 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

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28.10.2011 Public lectures about Nicholas Roerich’s Series "Banners of the East" in St.Petersburg, Russia. The second lecture “Sergius, the Builder. 1924.”

28.10.2011  Public lectures about Nicholas Roerich’s Series "Banners of the East" in St.Petersburg, Russia. The second lecture  “Sergius, the Builder. 1924.” 

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26.10.2011 A cycle of lectures in Russian National Library, St.Petersburg, Russia.

“The Roerichs Creative Heritage as a Basis for  New Cosmic Outlook” - A cycle of lectures of the Joint Research Center of Problems of Cosmic Mind (JRCPCM, Moscow) held in the Lecture Hall of the Russian National Library, St.Petersburg, 2011-2012

On October, 26th , 2011 in the Lecture Hall of the Russian National Library in St.Petersburg there was opened a cycle of lectures on the theme: “The Roerichs Creative Heritage as a Basis for  New Cosmic Outlook”. The lectures are held by the Joint Research Center of Problems of Cosmic Mind (JRCPCM, Moscow).

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11.10.2011 «Living Ethics as Creative Impulse for Cosmic Evolution»

On October 8, 2011 the International Centre of the Roerichs saw the opening of the annual International Scientific Public Conference «Living Ethics as Creative Impulse for Cosmic Evolution».

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09.08.2011 An International academic and cultural center will be founded in Southern India

New Delhi, August 9 / reported by H. Protopopova ITAR-TASS/
The Roerich family estate Tatgunni, located near Bangalore in the state of Karnataka in South West India, will be turned into an international academic and cultural center. As Mr Kadakin, Ambassador of Russia in India, told ITAR TASS, it was made possible by a ruling of the Supreme Court of India, which took the decision on the ownership of the Estate land. According to the court decision the Tatgunni Estate will be passed under the control of Karnataka state government.

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27.05.2011 The Jubilee Year: 180 anniversary of Helena Blavatsky

On May, 27th  an event devoted to 180 anniversary of Helena Blavatsky finished the annual lecture course of the Lecture Center of the SPBranch of the ICR .

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28.04.2011 Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture

Tagore – Messenger of Indian Culture
(To 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore)

In 2011 the world public celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of R.Tagore (May, 7th, 1861 – August, 7th, 1941), the Nobel Prize laureate and the world-known Indian poet, writer and playwright, composer and artist, famous public figure. In the XX century Tagore by means of his aspiration to beauty, harmony, and by his tireless work opened the Indian culture to the Western world.

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22.04.2011 Year of Italy in Russia: Lecture Devoted to Leonardo da Vinchi

In the Year of Italy in Russia, on April, 22nd, 2011 in the Library of History and Culture of St. Petersburg (72,Marata St.), (lecture centre of the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs) there was a lecture devoted to Leonardo da Vinchi – a unique genius in the history of mankind. A video presentation about Leonardo da Vinch was made by Helena Yu. Tomsha, head of Scientific Research Section of the St. Petersburg Branch of the ICR. Leonardo da Vinchi made foundations for modern sciences: botany, anatomy, geology, biology, physics, mechanics, astronomy, art and architecture. Though his work and inventions were embodied only several centuries later… The audience also saw extracts from a feature film “La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci” (1971), “Gold Globe” award in 1973, an Italian director Renato Kastellani. The lecture was held by Eduard Tomsha, the chairman of the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.


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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21.11.2010 «Unity is Diversity» Exhibition is opened in the Youth’s Club

On November, 21st, 2010 a lecture was held within the frames of the “Unity is Diversity” exhibition which is taking place in the Youth’s Club “Frunzensky” in St.Petersburg, RF. The lecturer was E.A.Tomsha, Chairman of the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs. He acquainted the visitors with scientific research in the  spheres of knowledge which help to understand nature events and to explain interaction of a man, nature and cosmos in diversity.

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19.11.2010 Lecture Centre of the SPBranch of the ICR

Year of France in Russia:  on November, 19, 2010 in the Library of History and Culture of St.Petersburg (72, Marata St., St.Petersburg, RF) there was a meeting of the Lecture Centre of the St. Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs . The meeting was devoted to impressionism in  world art. E.A.Tomsha, Chairman of the SPB of the ICR, held a lecture about the impressionism origin, artists and musicians – impressionists, who gave bright impulse to the world culture. After the lecture there was shown a film about Oscar-Claude Monet (Great Britain production); the film helped to understand impressionism itself and to know more about life of the famous artist.

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29.10.2010 Lecture Centre Meeting of the SPBranch of the ICR in the Library of History and Culture of St.Petersburg, RF

On October, 29th, 2010 in the Library of History and Culture of St.Petersburg (72 Marata St., St.Petersburg, RF) there was a meeting of the Lecture Centre of the SPBranch of the ICR. E.A.Tomsha, Chairman of the SPBranch of the ICR made a lecture about the Roerich Pact: “St.Petersburg Origins of the Roerich Pact”. The idea of protecting cultural heritage was initiated by Nicholas Roerich in the end of XIX century; E.A.Tomsha described how the idea developed before 1917. The speech was followed with a video-presentation which showed photo documents of the ICR archives and other sources.
The meeting finished with showing of Valeriy Shatin’s film about the Roerich Pact -“Time to Gather Stones”.

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22.10.2010 «75 years of the Roerich Pact” Exhibition in the Russian National Library, St.Petersburg, RF

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In 2010 the world community celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Roerich Pact known in the world as the first International Treaty on protection for historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions. The Treaty was signed on April 15, 1935 in Washington.

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10.06.2010 75 anniversary of the Roerich Pact Gala Events in the Museum by the name of Derzhavin, St.Petersburg, RF

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On June, 10th,2010 in commemoration of the Roerich Pact Anniversary in the Museum by the name of Derzhavin there was opening of «75 anniversary of the Roerich Pact” exhibition  from photo documents archive of the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow); “Museums in modern Russia: problems and perspectives” round table was also held .

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21.04.2010 Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Roerich Pact on the juridical faculty of the Saint-Petersburg University

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This year the world community celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Roerich Pact known in the world as the first International Treaty on protection for historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions. The Treaty was signed on April 15, 1935 in Washington by the representatives of 21 nations of North and South Americas at presence of the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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28.11.2009 «Life and creative work of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis»

The Lecture Centre of the St.Petersburg Branch of the ICR introduced a lecture of a member of the Composers Unit of Russia, Salnis N.N. about life and creative work of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, a famous artist and composer.

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24.10.2009 First Lecture of the Lecture Centre of the SPBranch of the ICR

On October, 24th,2009 a feature film “Gandhi” (Great Britain production) was shown in the Library of History and Culture of St.Petersburg, RF within the frames of the Lecture Centre of the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs.

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25.09.2009 Gerasim Lebedev’s Book Presentation

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On September, 25th,2009 Gerasim Lebedev’s Book Presentation took place in Derzhavin Museum, St.Petersburg, RF.  “Impartial Contemplation of the Eastern India Systems of Bragmen, Solemn Rites and their Popular Traditions” is the book name.

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20.08.2009 Project «Nicholas Roerich’s Paintings Online»

On August, 20th,2009 city news portal “St.Petersburg.ru” in cooperation with the St.Petersburg Branch of the International Centre of the Roerichs  opened a new Project: “Nicholas Roerich’s Paintings Online”. The Project is in commemoration of 135th birth anniversary of Nicholas Roerich, famous artist, scientist, traveler, philosopher and public figure.

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29.05.2009 Books of the ICR Publishing House for the Russian National Library Funds, St.Petersburg, RF

On May, 25th,2009 the Russian State National Library in St.Petersburg celebrates All-Russia Day of Libraries and 214th anniversary of the Imperial Public Library. Every year on this day (May, 27th) workers of the library and city libraries  meet for gala event. Friends of the Library, the consulates representatives visit the Library, concerts, exhibitions are held on the Day. The most valuable books are usually presented to the Funds of the Library on this Day.

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15.05.2009 International Scientific and Cultural Conference “Ideas of Cosmism in Philosophy, Science and Art. History and Modern World”

International Scientific and Cultural Conference  “Ideas of Cosmism in Philosophy, Science and Art. History and Modern World” took place in Derzhavin museum  on May, 15-17th,2009, St.Petersburg, RF.

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28.03.2009 Philosophical Readings devoted to Year of India in Russia: “Prominent Thinkers and Heroes of India”

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“Prominent  Thinkers and Heroes of India” – the Fifth Philosophical Readings  devoted to Year of India in Russia - held by the SPBranch of the International Centre of the Roerichs, in the Children Library of History and Culture, St.Petersburg, RF.

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01.03.2009 Gala event in commemoration of 130th birth anniversary of Helena Roerich

A Gala event in commemoration of 130th birth anniversary of Helena Roerich took place in the Derzhavin museum, St.Petersburg, RF.

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