UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova arrives in Tatarstan


On August 19, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, who arrived on a working visit in Tatarstan, was met by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, State Counsellor Mintimer Shaimiev, and Minister of Culture Airat Sibagatullin.

The main purpose of her visit is participation in events dedicated to inclusion of Bolgar complex in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Irina Bokova will visit Bolgar historical sites, in particular, the Black Chamber, the White Chamber, mausoleum, Smaller Minaret, Cathedral Mosque, Memorial Sign, museum of Bolgar civilization, the White Mosque, and the museum of bread.

On August 20, UNESCO Director General will take part in a solemn presentation of certificate on inclusion of Bolgar complex in UNESCO World Heritage List near Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Tatarstan President's Press Office, Elena Britvina