The event is organized simultaneously with the Annual Conference of the National Committee of ICOMOS (Russia).
One of the main goals of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Conference is to update the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia, consider the objects in the UNESCO tentative list and find information about objects-candidates. According to Russian ICOMOS National Committee Vice President Natalia Almazova, 235 participants from 20 country regions are expected to be present at the conference.
One of the major recent events to be discussed at the conference is including Pereslavl-Zalessky on the UNESCO tentative list. For now, there are 28 heritage sites in Russia, 17 of them are man-made, while 11 of them are created by nature. Most of them are situated in the European part of the country and are popular travel destinations for foreign tourists.
For example, historic monuments of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Novgorod, Vladimir and Suzdal. However, there are plenty of incredible places protected by UNESCO in the Asian part of Russia as well: virgin Komi forests, Lake Baikal, Landscapes of Dauria or Lena Pillars Nature Park.
We hope that more cultural and natural gems appear on the list of UNESCO heritage sites to let the rest of the world get inspired by traveling to Russia and discovering its most beautiful parts!