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Shoigu: Russia will share files on restoring Palmyra to UNESCO

Shoigu: Russia will share files on restoring Palmyra to UNESCO

Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu , said that in the upcoming months, Moscow will share its files on restoring Syria’s Palmyra with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which includes a 3D model.

Shoigu also President of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) said in an interview with Russian media outlets “Earlier, the UN world heritage organization had emphasized the need to raise funds for restoring Syria’s internationally-renowned cultural site. “When we called for that, saying well, let’s do it, it’s time to do that, various movements, neither scientific nor cultural nor geographical, started meddling. Here we want to loudly exclaim: ” where are you? You wept and said that Palmyra must be restored,” Shoigu clarified.

“We are combing through our archives. We have uncovered photos of Palmyra taken in 1872 by the first Russian travelers who arrived there. Now we are putting together an album in which we want to show what was there and what has been done. This endeavor is needed to understand what to do next. For this, we are creating a 3D model of Palmyra. I believe soon,” he added.

“Maybe in a month or two, we will send these files to UNESCO so that they could assess the overall volume of restoration works,” he stressed,” Shoigo continued to say.

Golan Times

By :Suhad Alaawar

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