RERIKH Yuri( The eminent Russian orientalist, linguist, scholar, art historian, ethnographer, traveler)
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Biography RERIKH Yuri
made an enormous contribution to the world of Tibetology, Indology and Mongolian. Born Yu.N.. Roerich 16 August 1902 in the village Okulovka Novgorod province. His childhood and adolescent years were spent in St. Petersburg.
Even during my school years, he begins to seriously interested in the East. In 1919, Yuri ends Indo-Iranian branch school of Oriental Languages at the University of London, then, in 1922, from Harvard University in the U.S. - with a bachelor's degree in the department of Indian philology. And completes the formation in 1923. in Paris - in the School of Oriental Languages at the Sorbonne (the largest center of European Oriental), which receives the title of Master of Indian Philology.
Yuri Nikolayevich was a wonderful gift - he knew almost all the languages of the world, and dozens of languages he knew perfectly.
In 1923-1928. He takes an active part in the Trans-Expedition, organized by his father, NK. Roerich.
Since 1928. and before the Second World War, Yuri is the director of the Himalayan Research Institute, 'Urusvati', whose work was aimed at a comprehensive study of the East and the formation of science of the future.
In the public sphere, he takes an active part in promoting the Roerich Pact (Pact of Culture) and the fight for its ratification.
In 1949-1957 years he taught at the University Kalimpongskom (India).
Fall of 1957, Yu.N.. Roerich returned to the motherland and the sector is headed by the history of philosophy and religion of India at the Institute of Oriental Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
That he belongs to the invaluable merit of returning to the Motherland name and creative heritage of NK. Roerich - a great Russian artist, thinker and public figure, as well as distribution in the USSR unique and vital to human knowledge, known as the Agni Yoga and Living Ethics.
Yuri finished his earthly way in Moscow May 21, 1960. Its named after the third peak of the Altai in the spur of Katun ridge near the sacred mountain Belukha - between the peaks of NK. Roerich and Urusvati.