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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
Общественный Музей имени Н.К. Рериха (Москва)
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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
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Did Medinsky «rob» the Museum of the Roerichs? // The Morning News

2017-03-10  The Morning News Author: Maxim Gurkin 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? On March 7 the fighters of the Special Police Force stormed the International Centre of the Roerichs (ICR). As a result, about 200 paintings were seized and transferred to the State Museum of Oriental Art
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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
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Riot police cordoned off the Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow // Russian reality

Riot police cordoned off the Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow Law enforcement officers blocked the building of the International centre of the Roerichs (ICR) in Moscow. About it “Interfax” on Tuesday, March 7, Vice-President of the ICR Alexander Stetsenko. “The special forces took the keys, go to searches and seizures” — he said, not specifying what exactly is being withdrawn. The reasons for the search is also not called.