The cave «Shulgan-Tash» (Bashkiria) can be included into the list of the UNESCO world heritage


In Paris a joint communiqué was signed on results of the Bashkiria Prime minister visit to UNESCO Headquarters. The correspondent of the REGNUM news agency was informed about it in the press-service of the president of Bashkiria.

The communiqué was signed by Raphael Baydavletov, the Prime minister of Government RB and Marcio Barbosa, the Deputy Director-General of UNESCO. The document was signed in Paris on March 27 in two original copies — in Russian and English languages.

The document includes priority directions of possible cooperation. In particular, participation of Bashkortostan Republic in the program «Education for everybody» in the project realisation «National education from preschool to higher school», assistance in introducing

information-communication technologies in educational process at all levels.

Within the network of associated UNESCO schools the necessity to exchange

positive experience, assistance to understanding of cultural variety and strengthening of intercultural dialogue in education through development of network of experimental platforms «Poly-cultural education at a national school» was marked at active participation of UNESCO department «Education in multinational poly-confessional society» at the Bashkir State University.

Participation of UNESCO department «Education in multinational poly-

confessional society» at the Bashkir state university in projects under UNESCO

programs is considered as one of possible cooperation directions within the

framework of the UNITWIN network, the organisation of the All-Russia and

international scientific activity (research, working out of methodical

materials, round tables, conferences etc.).

The wide spectrum of cooperation was planned and in the field of social

science and humanities. Including profound research of history of peoples living

in Bashkortostan Republic, their culture and traditions, history and archaeology

of the ancient states in the territory of southern Cis-Urals, working out of

programs on social integration and adaptation of ethnic and religious

minorities, normalisation of international relations, participation in the

UNESCO project «Coalitions of cities against discrimination and racism».

In the field of culture and communication it is supposed our participation in UNESCO programs on preservation of material and non-material cultural heritage. In particular, the matter at issue is inclusion of paleontologic sanctuary in «Shulgan-Tash» cave in the list of the UNESCO world heritage, carrying out of archaeological research and field works inside the borders of historical — archaeological monument «The site of ancient settlement Ufa-II», working out complex of measures on popularisation of a masterpiece of Bashkir folklore — verbal arts — the epos «Ural-Batyr», and also art of playing Bashkir national musical instrument kurai, elaboration and realisation of projects in UNESCO programs on cultural and ecological tourism.

Joint activity of Bashkortostan and UNESCO will be carried out and while organising in Ufa the international festivals of ballet art by the name of Rudolf Nureyev, carrying out of complex of measures connected with the announcement of year 2008 as International year of languages, the organisation of activity within the framework of UNESCO program «Information for everybody», in particular, opening in Bashkortostan Republic a public centre of legal information.

The UNESCO is ready to assist in spreading information about Bashkortostan Republic, popularisation of the Bashkir language and culture by means of printed media, teaching and fiction literature in Bashkir language, including for UNESCO library.

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