A conference with Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky’s participation took place in Kazan on October 28th – 29th.
We have already extensively covered KFU’s big work on this international undertaking this year (1, 2, 3, 4).
This particular forum was called “Russia in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage”. A special emphasis was made on the UNESCO Silk Road project. Minister Medinsky officially approved the initiative. He suggested Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counsellor of Tatarstan and UNESCO Special Ambassador, as the head of the nomination.
Director of the Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies Ramil Khayrutdinov said that much work needs to be completed. In particular, the 5th session of the coordinating council of the international nomination needs to be held in Russia to signify the country’s official inclusion in the program.
Head of the KFU World Cultural Heritage Center Rafael Valeev spoke about the details of that work. For instance, some amendments must be made to the Tatarstan’s legislation on cultural heritage.
It is also possible that KFU experts will henceforth be integral to all of Russia’s UNESCO-related activities. The University has the only master program in cultural heritage in Russia and may therefore provide educational services in this area to the whole country.