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Russian experts have prepared a report on damage assessment in Palmyra by July – RIA Novosti

Clearance of the historical part and the surrounding area of ​​Palmyra composite detachment of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Federation Armed Forces. Archival photo

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MOSCOW, April 16 – RIA Novosti The Russian experts from the Institute of Heritage plan to submit a report on the preliminary assessment of damage in the Syrian Palmyra UNESCO by July of this year, told RIA Novosti the head of the Institute of Hope Heritage. Filatov.

Clearance of the historical surroundings and Palmyra. Archive photo

© Photo by press-service of Management and Information Ministry of Defense of Russia

” A team of specialists – archaeologists and cultural studies, representing the Institute heritage, is currently operating in Syria. I and my colleagues from the World Heritage Centre and International Cooperation Institute are coordinating the project from Moscow … We expect to submit a report to the UNESCO Secretariat before the start of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee “, – said Filatov

Earlier it was reported that a group of Russian. experts conducted a preliminary study of the damage and are prepared to provide a report to UNESCO.

Palmyra, ancient ruins which are one of the six UNESCO World heritage sites in Syria, under the control of a terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia .) since the middle of May 2015 the Syrian army and fighters militia “Falcons desert” recently completely liberated the city from the IG militants destroyed there are a number of ancient monuments

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