Decision : 35 COM 7B.106
Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery (Russian Federation) (C 982)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Requests the State Party to implement all the recommendations of the 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, including:

a) Establish a series of integrated planning such as urban and development plans, a conservation master plan and a management plan, including tourism strategy,

b) Ensure a permanent monitoring of the property with a view of halting and preventing any structural degradation of its components,

c) Establish a protection regime for the buffer zone of the property and strengthen the system of development control within it,

d) Ensure that all tourism development plans be subservient to the overall master plan, and that control mechanisms be established for the buffer zone and be developed in ways which will not negatively impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property,

e) Remove or demolish all illegal and inappropriate structures within the property and its buffer zone;

4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to establish a special board, including all stakeholders concerned, as well as representatives of the Patriarchate of Moscow and All-Russia, in order to develop appropriate legal measures and rules for specific conservation, restoration and use, as well as a joint management system for the religious World Heritage properties in the Russian Federation;

5. Also reiterates its request to the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre of any construction, reconstruction, restoration projects and activities which may threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

6. Also requests the State Party to halt work on the "The School of Dionysus" tourism complex until a cultural heritage impact assessment on the Outstanding Universal Value is carried out, in line with the ICOMOS Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments for Cultural World Heritage properties, and submitted to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies;

7. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, a progress report on the state of conservation of the property, including the management structure, legal and institutional mechanisms and information or studies related to ongoing developments at the property, as well as the revised draft management plan of the property and a progress report on the implementation of the abovementioned requests and mission's recommendations, 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.106