16 February 2013, 15:30

UNESCO needed more than ever now - envoy

UNESCO needed more than ever now - envoy

In today’s turbulent and crisis times, UNESCO is needed more than ever, the organization’s envoy to Russia Eleonora Mitrofanova said in an exclusive interview with the VoR.

The organization is especially needed in conflict-torn regions like Africa where historical sites are under the threat of destruction.

The diplomat added that UNESCO saw certain troubles itself due to cuts of US funding but Russia helped a lot providing money to restore Orthodox Churches in Kosovo.

In 2013, another two Russian sites will be added to the World Heritage list – the town of Bolgar and the island of Sviyazhsk.

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