Wednesday, April 13, 2016

UNESCO approved a Russian resolution on the restoration of Palmyra

The Executive Board of UNESCO approved the proposed by Russia resolution on the issue of conservation and restoration of Palmyra and other cultural sites in Syria. As reported TASS in the Secretariat of an international organization, the initiative was approved unanimously.

Resolution “On the role of UNESCO in preservation and restoration of Palmyra and other Syrian cultural heritage” was launched in the framework of the 199-th session of the Executive Council of the international organization in Paris.

As explained by the permanent representative of Russia to UNESCO Eleonora Mitrofanova, the document provides priority actions for the assessment of recovery Palmyra and at other sites in Syria that are under threat.

The ancient city of Palmyra — a UNESCO world heritage site — was hijacked by terrorists prohibited in Russia grouping “Islamic state” (IG) in may 2015. There was seriously injured a number of cultural sites, including the national Museum, which was completely looted by the Islamists.

27 March 2016 the Syrian military had announced the release of Palmyra. In this activity, Russia has provided Syria with air support, now Russian specialists are taking part in the demining of the city.

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