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UNESCO May Take the Moscow Kremlin Off the World Heritage List
13.08.2012 13:09
UNESCO May Take the Moscow Kremlin Off the World Heritage List
Kutafya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin (Credit: Julie Delvaux 2010)

Unauthorised construction works by the Kremlin wall may threaten the status of one of Moscow's principal landmarks. In 1990 the Moscow Kremlin was included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, which meant that the Organisation now had to give an express permission for any additional construction processes near the landmark.

      However, the Russian media report that the Russian Union of Architects received a letter from the UNESCO officials expressing concerns for the state of the monument and demanding a report on its condition. 

      The construction works in question include the renovations at the 14th sector of the Kremlin (that incidentally is not considered a cultural monument), the building of a technical pavilion at the Tainitsky Garden, and the construction of two additional pavilions on both sides of Kutafya Tower to expand the access facilities for the Kremlin's visitors. 

      Although the works were started without the UNESCO's consent, the Ministry of Culture hope to resolve the incident. If any of the works is considered to be presenting a serious threat to the monument, the ministers are said to be happy to stop the construction. 


Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian tourism Moscow Kremlin UNESCO World Heritage Site   

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