1.         Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery (Russian Federation) (C 982)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2000

Criteria  (i)(iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/982/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/982/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

December 2010: joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/982/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2013

On 27 February 2013, the State Party submitted a detailed state of conservation report that addresses the progress made in the implementation of the Committee Decision (35 COM 7B.106) adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011). It includes information on the progress on development of the Management Plan and on the restoration project on the Church of Saint Martinian, as well as on the complex monitoring of the atmospheric conditions within monuments and the inspection of buildings constructed in the buffer zone. As requested by the Committee, the State Party provides information on the establishment by the site manager of a joint Conciliation Commission with the Vologda Eparchy (Russian Orthodox Church) in order to improve the involvement of the religious community in the protection and use of the property. The State Party also provides information on the elaboration of the General Plan of the settlement of Ferrapontov, which includes a strategy for its development, land use and construction regulations, including tourism infrastructure. The State Party mentions in the report the urgent need to construct a visitor centre within the property or its surroundings. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are of the view that the state of conservation of the property is being adequately addressed by the State Party. The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies take this opportunity to recall that all tourism-related infrastructures should be developed only in ways that do not negatively impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and that no construction should be authorized within the property or its surroundings but only in an appropriate location with no visual impact on the property. In conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, States Parties should inform the Committee, through World Heritage Centre, of their intention to undertake or to authorize any major restorations or new constructions which may affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; notice should be given before making any decisions that would be difficult to reverse.


The State Party is encouraged to continue with the implementation of all relevant measures to prevent any threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. 

Decision Adopted: 37 COM 7B.103

 World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add,

2.  Recalling Decisions 34 COM 8B.6, 35 COM 7B.42, 35 COM 7B.63, 35 COM 7B.67, 35 COM 7B.68, 35 COM 7B.69, 35 COM 7B.73, 35 COM 7B.88, 35 COM 7B.94, 35 COM 7B.98, 35 COM 7B.102, 35 COM 7B.106, 35 COM 7B.109, 35 COM 7B.122, 35 COM 7B.127, 35 COM 7B.128, 35 COM 7B.131 and 35 COM 7B.133 , adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively,

3.  Takes note with satisfaction  of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties :

4.  Encourages the States Parties concerned to pursue their efforts to ensure the conservation of World Heritage properties;

5.  Reminds the States Parties concerned to inform the World Heritage Centre in due course about any major development project which may affect the Outstanding Universal Value of a property, before any irreversible commitments are made, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines .