Russia’s Pavlyuchenkova reaches Australian Open quarterfinalsSport January 22, 7:19
IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
KAZAN, July 22. /TASS/. The Russian Volga republic of Tatarstan will apply for granting the UNESCO World Heritage Site status to two churches of the ancient Sviazhsk fortress in February 2016, a senior official of the Kazan University of Arts and Culture said on Wednesday.
"We will apply for the status for the Assumption and Trinity churches with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on February 1," Rafael Valeyev said.
Sviazhsk founded in 1551 by Tsar Ivan the Terrible is located some 30 kilometers from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan.
Sviyazhsk, often referred to as an island but in fact connected to the mainland by a road, has ten Orthodox churches and monasteries.
If the Assumption and Trinity churches are granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the 62-hectare island would be also put on the list.