Russia: Tartarstan landmarks gain UNESCO World Heritage status in official ceremony

An official ceremony to mark the recognition of the Cathedral of the Assumption and the Monastery of the island town of Sviyazhsk as UNESCO World Heritage sites took place in Kazan, Tuesday. The ceremony included the handing over an official certificate of recognition to the President of Tartarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, who hailed the event as an «historic event for Russia and Tartarstan.» The... Еще UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova added that UNESCO's recognition was «more than just beauty» but also «about tolerance» between religions and cultures.

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