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Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

Russian Federation
Factors affecting the property in 2010*
  • Housing
  • Other Threats:

    Erection of a monument in honour of Marshal G. Zhukov

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Erection of a monument in honour of Marshal G. Zhukov;

b) Ongoing and accelerated urban development pressures

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2010
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2010**

December 2007: joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / ICCROM reactive monitoring mission

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2010

Current conservation issues

At its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions, the World Heritage Committee requested the State Party to submit a state of conservation report for the property. In addition, requests were made for a management plan, approved buffer zones, improved legal and institutional mechanisms for the property, and a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value. Information and studies were also requested related to ongoing developments at the site. Unfortunately, the State Party has not submitted any state of conservation report in response to either of the requests of the World Heritage Committee in 2008 or 2009, nor any of requested information.

At its 33rd session, the Committee has already expressed its regret that the State Party has not provided a state of conservation report for the property. In the absence for the second consecutive year of the state of conservation report from the State Party and the lack of any indication that the recommendations of the 2007 reactive monitoring mission have been implemented, the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies are seriously concerned over the state of conservation of the property.

 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2010
34 COM 7B.96
Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (Russian Federation) (C 545)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.106 and 33 COM 7B.119, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively,

3. Deeply regrets that the State Party has neither provided a state of conservation report for the property, nor additional information on the management plan, approved buffer zones, improved legal and institutional mechanisms, draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, nor information and studies related to ongoing developments at the property and its buffer zones as requested in Decisions 32 COM 7B.106 and 33 COM 7B.119;

4. Expresses its utmost concern about the lack of any response to the previous requests of the World Heritage Committee and requests the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to write to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation to obtain the information referred to above;

5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property and further progress achieved in the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2007 reactive monitoring mission, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Draft Decision: 34 COM 7B.96

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.106 and 33 COM 7B.119, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively,

3. Deeply regrets that the State Party has not provided a state of conservation report for the property, nor additional information on the management plan, approved buffer zones, improved legal and institutional mechanisms, draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, and information and studies related to ongoing developments at the property and its buffer zones as requested in Decisions 32 COM 7B.106 and33 COM 7B.119;

4. Expresses its utmost concern about the lack of any response to the previous requests of the World Heritage Committee and requests the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to write to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation to obtain the information referred to above;

5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property and further progress achieved in the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2007 reactive monitoring mission, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011. 

Report year: 2010
Russian Federation
Date of Inscription: 1990
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
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Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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