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UNESCO holds Day of Yakutia at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

March 21, 2012, 13:54 UTC+3
"We have many projects we are planning to develop in cooperation with UNESCO," said a source from the Russian delegation
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PARIS, March 21 (Itar-Tass) — UNESCO organized Day of Yakutia which is to be held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Wednesday. Galina Danchikova - head of the government of Yakutia, leads a delegation of Yakutia to the Day of Yakutia event. Danchikova will meet UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova to discuss problems pertaining to protection of nature and the literary heritage of East Siberia.

In 2005 the epics of Yakutia’s Olonkholand was put on the list of the world Intangible Cultural Heritage. Yakutia's unique nature reserve Lenskiye Stolby with a territory of 485,000 hectares has long aspired for a status of an object of UNESCO world heritage. The government of Yakutia has prepared a corresponding package of documents to this effect which might be submitted for approval on Wednesday already.

"We have many projects we are planning to develop in cooperation with UNESCO," said a source from the Russian delegation.

 

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