The historical centre of St Petersburg under threat – UNESCO

Исторический центр Петербурга под угрозой - ЮНЕСКО

Advisory the mission of the world heritage Centre of UNESCO and the international Council on monuments and sites (ICOMOS) after checking the historical center of St. Petersburg has prepared a report with negative findings.

It is reported “Echo of Moscow”.

“The experts have been in the center of the city, visited Pulkovo Observatory, Pavlovsky scientific town, Gatchina Palace and other architectural objects. According to experts, the authority has developed a General management plan objects. The mission made several recommendations and forwarded them to the Ministry of culture of Russia”, – stated in the message.
One of the few positive examples in the “second capital” of Russia the authors of the report called the reconstruction of the quarter of New Holland.

Overall, as noted, according to the report, the value of many buildings and facilities in the centre of Saint Petersburg is under threat.

Historic centre of Saint Petersburg and related groups of monuments included in the world heritage list of UNESCO in 1990.

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