Vestnik of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. June 2022 г.

Dear readers, greetings from the Editorial Board of the Vestnik of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO!

In tough times like these, when polarization of opinions within UNESCO and politicization of our Organization due to the efforts of certain states are at unprecedented levels, it is more important than ever to recall the actual role and place of UNESCO in the world, the principles specified in its Constitution, and the tasks that it is meant to solve, namely “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations”. Russia has always been committed to this noble goal, consistently pursuing depoliticization of UNESCO and remaining an active and responsible member of the Organization. The Vestnik will continue contributing to this task by informing its readers of the efforts that our country is making within the remit of UNESCO. In this issue, we will talk about Russia’s assistance to the new republics of Donbass in restoring their secondary and higher education systems destroyed during the years of Ukrainian aggression. We will share photos and opinions from the General Assembly of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO held in December last year. And as always, we will continue to introduce you to the masterpieces of tangible and intangible heritage of Russia. Wishing peace and good health to us all!

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  1. General Assembly of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO 2021
  2. Speech by Head of the Russian Delegation Alexander Kuznetsov at the 214th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board
  3. Development in Focus. Expansion of UNESCO Chairs network in Russia
  4. People of the Future. UNESCO representatives met with students of Kazan universities
  5. Great Change. What, how, and where children of Donbass study
  6. Saint Petersburg Mining University expands cooperation with academic institution from Donbas. Students of Donetsk National Technical University completed internship in Saint Petersburg
  7. The UNESCO Chair of the Institute of Asian and African Studies, MSU. How MSU trains specialists to improve the Russia-Asia dialogue
  8. The Shrine of Light and Music. Saint Sophia Cathedral, a landmark of Polotsk
  9. Parthian Fortresses of Ancient Nisa. The city of Nisa, a cradle of human culture in modern-day Turkmenistan
  10. Kenozerye Reserve. Unique cultural landscape of the Russian North
  11. Sanctuary of Time. The 150th anniversary of the State Historical Museum
  12. The Moscow Planetarium. Discover stars at any time of the day or year
  13. The Legacy of Millennia. The revival of goldwork embroidery traditions in the Tyumen region
  14. Myths of Ancient Yakutia. Yakutian epos Olonkho, a living heritage of the pact
  15. The Art to Surprise. To the 150th anniversary of Sergei Diagilev
  16. UNESCO Sites on Collectables