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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.