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Robbery of a billion of dollars’ worth: How the inheritance of Roerich, a man of genius and artist, was stolen

The article was published in “Moskovsky Komsomolets” newspaper, November 8, 2017, in Russian. Translated by Nina Shnaider “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. Hardly could he have imagined what battle would develop for his legacy. What would have the Shambhala Seeker, Prophet of universal love and compassion, said if
Aleksander Stecenko speaking at meeting of International community March 25, 2017
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Report of the vice-president of the ICR Aleksander Stetsenko at the meeting of the International community (March 25, 2017)

Good day, dear colleagues! Before my report I would like to congratulate all of you. Today is the Day of workers of Culture. This is very significant since culture is in a very difficult situation in our country. Therefore, I congratulate all of you and call for dedicated work for the protection of culture. One very important event took place yesterday, on March 24, 2017. We celebrated the Teachers' Day,
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Resolution of the Meetings of the international community on the issue of saving Non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich

On 25 March 2017, the Meeting of representatives of the international community on the issue of preserving Nicholas Roerich and the Roerich family heritage was held at the Non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich (the ICR, Center-Museum). The Meeting organizers: the International Commonwealth of Roerich Organizations and the International Council of Roerich Organizations named after Svetoslav Roerich. Information support: the newspaper Commonwealth and Light of the Morning Star, the website
Building of International Centre of the Roerichs
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International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee

STATEMENT Regarding the unprecedented act of violence against the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow, and the forced seizure of cultural property from the Museum on March 7-8, 2017 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
Vladimir Putin
Letters, Petitions

Open letter 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) Dear Mr. President! We, 308 representatives of community of 14 countries, are appealing to you in connection with the unprecedented violence and plunder of the cultural organization the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the
Congress of Intellectuals Declaration
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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. 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
Dmitry Revyakin
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Dmitry Revyakin. Destroyers of Culture

by Dmitry Revyakin «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 «It is unsafe to protect Culture in modern Russia.» Lyudmila Shaposhnikova On March 7
Marga Kutsarova
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Marga Kutsarova. The situation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in the light of the international standards

The situation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum of the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow) in the light of the international standards, the international best practices and traditions related to non-governmental museums The international standards on the protection and promotion of museums and their collections represent the most important basic principles that have been elaborated on the basis of long-term experience in the field of culture. Clearly, their thrust is