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The document is set to be elaborated by a group of experts under the supervision of the Minsk City Council The document is set to be elaborated by a group of experts under the supervision of the Minsk City Council

Independence Avenue in Minsk to be Added to UNESCO List

Inclusion of Independence Avenue, locally known as Prospekt Nezavisimosti, in Minsk, Belarus is due on UNESCO’s tentative list in September.

The recent session of the interdisciplinary working group that included the National Commission for UNESCO adopted a roadmap to prepare the Belarusian part of the joint transnational property Socialist Postwar Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe, 1940s-1950s as a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The first point of the roadmap is inclusion of the architectural ensemble of Independence Square in Minsk into Belarus’ shortlist of UNESCO World Heritage Site candidates. In line with the roadmap, the Council of Ministers is to draft a corresponding resolution by August 01. The document is expected to be signed in September.