Decision : 35 COM 7B.105
Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (Russian Federation) (C 545)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.106, 33 COM 7B.119, 34 COM 7B.96 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively,

3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party for the protection and management of the range of architectural monuments of the property;

4. Reiterates its utmost concern about the lack of follow-up in response to its previous requests, and in particular:

a) The delineation and approval of a buffer zone with a view to protect the immediate setting and to control impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value within the overall setting of the property,

b) The approval of adequate and effective protective legal regulations for the buffer zone,

c) The establishment of an effective control mechanism and institutional framework between all stakeholders involved in the management and protection of the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow and its buffer zone, including the creation of a special Coordination board aiming at enhancing the protection of the property and its buffer zone,

d) The preparation of visual impact studies for existing construction projects;

5. Urges the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, on all planned urban development projects within or nearby the property, before drafting documents for specific projects and before taking decisions that would be difficult to reverse;

6. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with three copies of the property management plan;

7. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, for examination by the World Heritage Committee;

8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, including progress reports on the requested measures, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Russian Federation
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7B.105