The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation has submitted to UNESCO a request to include the monuments of ancient Pskov in the World Heritage List

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21.09.2017

Russia hopes that the Pskov Kremlin will be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in a year and a half , Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky said during his working visit to Paris.

"We have a tight program of work with UNESCO. Today we discussed a new nomination, the Russian one - the Pskov Kremlin and the Pskov cathedrals - with the leadership of the World Heritage Center," said Vladimir Medinsky.

According to him, "Pskov is one of the birthplaces of Russia and Russian civilization." "I hope we managed to convince the leadership of the World Heritage Center that Pskov should be inscribed on the UNESCO list. We hope that in a year and a half we will see on the map the sign of UNESCO next to the city of Pskov," the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation noted.

The meeting that took place at UNESCO Headquarters was attended by Andrey Turchak, the Governor of the Pskov region and Nadezhda Filatova, the Head of the Center for World Heritage and International Cooperation of the Likhachev Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage. For reference: 2015 marked 25th anniversary of the inscription of the first Russian sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List -Historic center of St. Petersburg and related groups of monuments, Kizhi Pogost in Karelia, Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow.

As of 2017, the list includes 26 natural and architectural sights of the Russian Federation. In total, the World Heritage List, which has been in operation since 1972, currently includes 1,073 properties in 165 countries.

Source: portal of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation