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Instructions on the preservation of Novodevichy Convent

May 24, 2016

Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions on preserving the Novodevichy Convent ensemble as an especially valuable object of the Russian Federation’s heritage.

The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow, in cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church, have been instructed to develop a set of measures to preserve the historical appearance of the Novodevichy Convent ensemble as an especially valuable object of the Russian Federation’s heritage, including by addressing the following issues:

- modernisation of energy and other utility systems with consideration for the building’s future development;

- improvement of cultural-historical and museum aspects;

- organisation of events dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the founding of Novodevichy Convent.

The Government has been instructed to appoint a contractor for 2017–2022 to restore the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk as part of the Novodevichy Convent ensemble.

The Government has also been instructed to consider whether state expert review of estimates for the restoration of especially valuable objects of cultural heritage should be mandatory.

May 24, 2016