Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Ensemble of Ferrapontov Monastery (Russian Federation)
Property: The Ensemble of Ferrapontov Monastery
Id. N°: 982
State Party: Russian Federation
Criteria: C (i) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv):
Criterion (i): The wall paintings of Dionisy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin at Ferrapontov Monastery are the highest expression of Russian mural art in the 15th-16th centuries.
Criterion (iv): The complex of Ferrapontov Monastery is the purest and most complete example of an Orthodox monastic community from the 15th-17th centuries, a crucial period in the cultural and spiritual development of Russia.