April 29th, 2017 Member of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of Russia Ivan Zasursky witnessed attempts of the armed capture of the Museum named after Nicholas Roerich. He recorded all the details on video. The armed people, accompanied by the police, entered the museum and refused to leave it, arguing this by a court decision, although the sentence has not come into force yet.
It is hard to amaze us with an epidemic of corruption among Russian officials. Fr om time to time the high-profile corruption scandals come to light. On the one part they give hope to the society that Authorities are not determined to put up with this “pesthole” of modern civilization, but on the other part they testify that the basis of vertical of power in Russia relies on people who
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. On 7 March 2017 a search was conducted at the Museum, which resulted in seizure of a large number of paintings and other objects as well as the Soviet Roerich Foundation archives. Together with about
Novie Izvestiya. 15.03.2017. 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. The paintings were packed and transported with a large number of irregularities. The ICR employees were kept in the Center for almost 17 hours. The museum community is still silent. The leadership of the International Center