Vestnik of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. April 2020

This year’s first issue of the Vestnik of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO is published in challenging times for humanity. The outbreak of Coronavirus is claiming thousands of lives all over the world. The Russian Federation stands in solidarity with all the people who are fighting this global catastrophe and extends its condolences to those who have lost their relatives and friends.

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Gold thread from the Kremlin to the Vatican

In the Saint Andrew Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, you can see curtains and royal thrones embroidered with gold. In the Apostolic Palace of Pope Francis, there is an embroidered panel depicting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Centuries and countries are united by the unique gold embroidery art of craftswomen from the Russian town of Torzhok.

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