Decision : 37 COM 8B.54
Cultural properties - Examination of minor boundary modifications: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (Russian Federation)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Documents WHC-13/37.COM/8B.Add and WHC-13/37.COM/INF.8B1.Add,

2.  Approves the proposed minor boundary modification of the Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments, Russian Federation ;

3.  Recommend s that the State Party give consideration to the following:

a)  Slightly modifying the protection zones established according to the Saint Petersburg Law no. 820-7 where necessary to cover with the appropriate regime (CZ or DRZ1) those small portions of territory that are proposed to be included in the inscribed property and are currently not covered by the appropriate level of protection (CZ or DRZ1) regime;

b)  Establishing a buffer zone based on the DRZ2 zone according to an agreed timeframe, considering the reiterated requests made by the World Heritage Committee since its 30th Session for boundary clarifications and the need for a robust protection of the cultural historic setting of component 540-001;

c)  Modifying the juridical status of the property component “Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg” within the Russian legal framework to become a ‘remarkable site’ and modifying the detailed provisions of the protection zone regimes established in 2009 by the Saint Petersburg Law no. 820-7 in order to better detail and differentiate them;

d)  Developing a comprehensive management framework for the entire inscribed property, together with a management plan, on the basis of detailed urban and safeguard plans for the Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg, to be elaborated as early as possible.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Russian Federation
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 8B.54