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Sikachi-Alyan Petroglyphs Received Federal Status

Sikachi-Alyan Petroglyphs Received Federal Status
Photo: Igor Georgievsky / khabkrai.ru

Petroglyphs of Sikachi-Alyan were recognized as a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation. Along with them, the Hermitage, the Peterhof and the Moscow Kremlin have this status. The monument was assigned to the highest category of protection and accounting, additional funds will be allocated for its maintenance.

According to the press service of the government of the Khabarovsk Territory, special requirements will be imposed on the protection of cave paintings, the organization of tourist visits and museumification of the monument. Obtaining a new status is the first step towards inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is sought by local authorities, historians and cultural experts.

Earlier, Khabarovsk Regional Center for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture examination was prepared to include petroglyphs near the village of Sikachi-Alyan in the State Code of Especially Valuable Objects of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia. It was approved by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

The next step will be the preparation of a nomination dossier with a description of all the features of the facility and the provision of information on methods of protecting the facility. According to experts, the process of inclusion in the list of UNESCO may take another three years.

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