US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
CHENNAI, India, April 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia will head off a hostile takeover by local authorities of the International Memorial Trust of Roerichs (IMTR) in the Kullu Valley in the Himalayas, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin told reporters.
The district government demanded another time in a crude form that IMTR curator Alena Adamkova should leave the estate grounds. However, she refused to leave till the demands of the Russian side are met.
“We insist that before present IMTR curator Alena Adamkova leaves her post, a tripartite document between the Indian government, the IMTR trusteeship council and a Russian representative should be signed with a description and evaluation of museum exhibits at the Roerichs estate in Kullu,” Kadakin emphasized.
“The government of the Himachal Pradesh State where the estate is located, has completely disregarded our requests so far.”
According to the diplomat, Russia repeatedly called attention of the central Indian authorities to the need of raising the status of the Roerichs estate in Kullu. “The thing is that the Roerichs heritage is a subject of the national pride of Russia and India. Therefore, the centre should be preoccupied with it rather than local authorities,” he added.
The ambassador underlined that “Roerichs for Russia have the same civilized value as the “Bhadavad Gita” book for Indians, which authorities in Tomsk wanted to ban. “However, common sense and law prevailed in Russia,” the diplomat recalled a ruling of the Tomsk Regional Court that refused to recognize last March “Bhagavad Gita” as an extremist book, as it is.