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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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The Ministry of Culture nationalized the property of the non-governmental Museum named after Nicholas Roerich // Novye Izvestia

On January 30, 2018, the press conference initiated by the International Centre of the Roerichs took place at the press centre of Rosbalt Information Agency. One of the crucial topics discussed during the meeting was the illegal seizure of the Museum by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and its subordinate - the State Museum of Oriental Art. The enfilade inside the museum before the seizure The same
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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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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. In 2016, the Ministry of Culture refused to register the paintings of the Roerichs donated to the ICR in 2006–2013 in the non-State part of
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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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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
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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
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Anti-cultural activity of the Ministry of Culture’s leadership is a shame for Russia

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
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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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“We were allowed to the toilet only under escort” – The Report from the Center of the Roerichs after the pogrom // Novie Izvestiya

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
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Search procedures in the Museum of the ICR will be appealed in court // INTERFAX

Moscow. March 11. INTERFAX.RU – 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. "Unclear, why we are illegally tied to criminal case of Master-Bank, we are not involved in it. I suppose that somebody wants us to be involved in it as suspects. It