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The Uncertain Future of the Enlightenment Stupa in Moscow // Buddhistdoor Global

By Lyudmila Klasanova                                Buddhistdoor Global, 2018-10-24 The Enlightenment Stupa in Moscow, also known as the Three Jewels Stupa, was consecrated on 18 June 2008 on the grounds of Lopoukhin Mansion, where the International Center of the Roerichs and its non-governmental museum named after the Russian artist, scholar, thinker, and public figure Nicholas Roerich (1874–1947) were located until 28 April 2017. The stupa was built on the initiative of and with the
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A Buddhist stupa is dying in Moscow. How officials ignore the decisions of President Vladimir Putin

The Moscow Buddhists are in despair. For a year now they have not been able to access the Buddhist stupa of the “Three Jewels”, which is located not far from the Kremlin on the territory of the old Lopukhins' estate in Maly Znamensky Lane. In 2017, on April 28, the estate was transferred to the State Museum of Oriental Art with the support of the Ministry of Culture.   Recently, mass disappearances of cultural valuables, documents and personal belongings of
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STATEMENT OF SVETOSLAV ROERICH INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF ROERICH ORGANIZATIONS ON THE ILLEGAL PUBLICATION OF HELENA ROERICH’S DIARIES ON THE WEBSITE OF THE STATE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL ART

In May this year, a series of Helena Roerich’s diary entries of different years was posted on the official website of the State Museum of Oriental Art. These materials, transferred by Svetoslav Roerich as a part of the Roerich family heritage, were known to be preserved carefully in the archives of the International Center of the Roerichs (the ICR) for more than a quarter of a century. Professional staff members
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Presentations at a Press Conference of the International Center of the Roerichs ““Intentional Destruction of the Non-Governmental Nicholas Roerich Museum: Results and Consequences”, 01.30.2018

Presentations at a Press Conference of the International Center of the Roerichs Alexander Stetsenko, the Vice-President of the International Center of the Roerichs First of all I’d like to thank everyone who came to our press conference. Today’s press conference is held on a memorable day for us, first, 25 years ago, Svetoslav Roerich, the founder of our Museum, passed away. Svetoslav Roerich donated the legacy of his parents, Nicholas
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Resolution International congress of public “Destruction of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich in the light of problems in preservation of Russian culture in XXI century” March 24, 2018, Moscow The International congress of public “Destruction of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich in the light of problems in preservation of Russian culture in XXI century” was held in Moscow on March 24, 2018. Congress organizers – International
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Photochronology of the Non-Governmental Nicholas Roerich Museum’s damage

A press conference of the International Center of the Roerichs for Russian and foreign journalists was held in the press center of the Information Agency Rosbalt (Moscow, Skatetrny Pereulok, 4/2, Building 1) was held on January 30 (Tuesday), 2018, at 11:30. It was dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Day of Death of Svetoslav Roerich (1904-1993), the youngest son of the great Russian artist Nicholas Roerich and the founder
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Lyubov Khomenok. Roerichs’ Heritage is Plundered! // Blog “Cont”

Attention! Uncontrolled plundering of the Roerichs’ heritage, handed over by Svetoslav Roerich and other donors to the International Center of the Roerichs (ICR), began. It began under a cloak of silence of cultural and scientific community, with full connivance, and often with the approval of state officials. We have already stated more than once that the destruction of the non-governmental Nicholas Roerich museum, which is an internal subdivision of the
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Yuri Samodurov:“Discrimination of the Staff of the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich Is Unfair and Illegal!”

I wish to draw attention of cultural figures, journalists, human rights activists and other readers to the fate of the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich and talk about what has not even be talked or written. Destructing the Non-Governmental Museum Named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Center of the Roerichs (hereinafter referred to as the ICR) by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation is a gross
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“The first impression with what I saw is the resemblance to the destruction of the Yasnaya Polyana by German Nazis.” What happened to the Center of the Roerichs // “Sobesednik”

The Center of the Roerichs claims about the real rout that was caused in the museum after it passed under the control of the state. On April 28, 2017, the International Center of the Roerichs (the ICR) was seized, sealed, security was lined up near the Lopoukhins' estate, where the ICR was located. All the workers of the center were evicted. The premises, the art collection, the Roerichs' archive, the
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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
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STATEMENT of the International Centre of the Roerichs concerning the armed seizure of the Lopoukhins estate

STATEMENT of the International Centre of the Roerichs  concerning the armed seizure of the Lopoukhins estate  carried out by the State Museum of Oriental Art on 28 – 29 April 2017  with the support from law enforcement agencies  aimed at the annihilation of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich  and the seizure of the Roerichs heritage, belonging to the International Centre of the Roerichs A short chronicle of events Around
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Press-release of the International Centre of the Roerichs. Chronicle of seizure // 29 April 2017, 20.45

On 28 April 2017 at about 21.30 several dozens of representatives of an unknown power structure with no identification signs, as well as the director of the State Museum of Oriental Art (SMOA), Alexander Sedov, with a lawyer, broke onto the territory of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich of the International Center of the Roerichs, Moscow, Russian Federation, without warning. All the Museum visitors and the management of the International Center
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Roerich Museum was blocked by “security” of museum of Oriantal Art

April, 28th 2017 about 9:30 p.m. territory of non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich with no announcement was seased by director general of Governmental museum of Oriental arts Aleksander Sedov accompanied by a lawer and several dozens of unknown 'security' service without any insignia. All guests of the Museum and management of International Centre of the Roerichs were commanded to leave the building. Owner has changed, they were told. No
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It is ordered to evict. ICR report on the published decision of the Arbitration Court

On March 20, 2017, the judge of the Arbitration Court of Moscow Nataliya Chekmareva, having examined the lawsuit of the State Museum of Oriental Art (SMOA), ruled to terminate gratuitous agreements with International Center of Roerichs (ICR) and oblige the ICR to vacate buildings № 4 and № 7 of the Lopukhins’ estate, which the ICR and its non-governmental Museum have occupied since the 90s of the last century and
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Anatoly Karpov: “A War is going on to destroy the Roerich Museum”

Dear participants of the conference, I welcome you here in Moscow, at Nicholas Roerich Museum. We are going through hard times: as you may know, a provocative war has been waging against us for almost three years by the State Museum of Orient Art in order to destroy the Non-Governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich and the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow. If I only didn’t know that
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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. The ICR considers this decision of the Arbitration Court is entirely unreasonable and will appeal the court judgment after receiving its text.
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Against the ngo Museum named after Nicholas Roerich force was applied

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. The
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Press-Conference at Nicholas Roerich Museum of ICR

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
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Paintings conflict // Radio «Svoboda»

Radio «Svoboda». 9.03.2017 By Lyubov Chizhova 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”. On Thursday during the press-conference the representatives of the Centre declared that Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky and his deputy Vladimir Aristarkhov