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UNESCO to look into Russia’s Solovetsky Islands as World Heritage Site; TASS

Russia – Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands

On July 2-12, the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took place in Poland, the historical and cultural complex of the Solovki Islands was among other landmarks viewed at the forum.

MOSCOW, July 13. /TASS/. Experts of the UNESCO, International Council on Monuments and Sights (ICOMOS) and International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) will visit the Solovetsky archipelago to look into its possible designation as a World Heritage Site, the Russian regional government of Arkhangelsk, where the islands are located, said on Thursday.

“On July 2-12, the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took place in Krakow (Poland). The historical and cultural complex of the Solovki Islands [also known as the Solovetsky Islands] was among other landmarks viewed at the forum,” the Arkhangelsk regional government’s press service said.

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