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  • Restoration of the exterior walls and surface of the drum and coating with ‘protective solution’

  • Reconstruction of the altar roof

  • Installation of new wooden window and door assemblies

  • Conservation of wall painting through decontamination and re-fixing some painted sections

  • Coating lower sections of the interior walls

  • Installation of ‘warming’ mechanisms to the arches

  • Installation of electrically heated tiled floor in place of the wooden floor

  • Installation of radio controlled climate control mechanisms

Other elements of the Monastery The State Party also provides summarized information on the state of conservation of the Church of the Annunciation (1530-31) and refectory and works already implemented. The State Party underlines the need to establish a clear zone to regulate the visits of the monastery, as well as to restore the dining-room, in order to regulate temperature-moisture conditions. The State Party reports on satisfactory state of conservation of the Treasury Chamber (1530s). The State Party informs on satisfactory general state of conservation of the bell-tower (1680s) and the Church of St Martinian (1641). The State Party reports that due to the relief and soil movement, the restored in 1998 facades cracks of the Gate Churches of the Epiphany and St Ferrapont (1650) are being reopened. The State Party informs of the reconstruction project of a wooden structure of the northern parts of these Churches.

The State Party underlines that no new construction works have been carried out within the boundary of the property from 2000 to 2009 and that within the buffer zone only one monument Prosfornaya has been reconstructed and the Church of Eliya the Prophet (1755) has been restored.

The State Party provides statistics of the tourist visits from 2000 to 2009 and notes the increase interest of national visitors.

The World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies note that the State Party report provides very little information concerning the current management system and only summary information concerning the state of conservation of all components of the property.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies note that major restoration projects and some reconstruction projects have been carried since inscription without any information being provided to the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies for review. They underline that it is the State Party’s responsibility to inform the World Heritage Centre of any projects and activities which may impact on the Outstanding Universal Value, integrity and authenticity of a property inscribed on the World Heritage List as indicated by Paragraph 172 of the World Heritage Operational Guidelines.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies consider that the overall state of conservation of the property cannot be readily evaluated in appropriate manner on the base of the information provided, nor the impact of the recent major interventions on the authenticity of the property, and suggest that a reactive monitoring mission to the property be considered to review its state of conservation.

In addition, they consider that the establishment of effective coordination between the national and local authorities in charge of the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Russian Federation and the religious authorities is a necessary step in

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 173

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