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4 Nov 2015

The Castles of Belarus: Mir-Nesvizh project presented in Moscow

MOSCOW, 4 November (BelTA) –The information and art project The Castles of Belarus: Mir-Nesvizh was presented in Moscow in the business and cultural complex of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the diplomatic mission.

The event was timed to multiple dates: 70th anniversary of the UNESCO, the 60th anniversary of Belarus’ membership in the UNESCO, the 15th anniversary of Mir Castle’s inclusion and 10th anniversary of that of the Nesvizh Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Counsellor Sergei Sheremetev, the head of the business and cultural complex, noted that the preservation of cultural heritage plays an important role in shaping the nation's spiritual experience and basic morals of the society. This work also helps protect the things that were created in the past against destruction and the loss.

"It is thanks to the inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List that the two national symbols of Belarus have become even more recognizable and known throughout the world," said the diplomat. He expressed the hope that the project will promote even closer Belarusian-Russian cultural cooperation.

Welcoming remarks were also delivered by Director of the Mir Castle Museum Olga Popko and Deputy Director of the National History and Culture Museum Nesvizh Natalia Zherko.

The event was attended by representatives of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, directors of major Russian museums, high-ranking officials from the Federal Agency for Tourism and the Department of National Policy, Inter-Regional Relations and Tourism of the city of Moscow, and travel agents.

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