Parliament votes down law on preservation of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra complex

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June 16, 2010, 10:44 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada has voted down a resolution about the preservation of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Museum Complex and the further development of the National Kyiv Pechersk Historic and Cultural Complex. The resolution was supported by 148 out of 417 MPs registered in the session hall, with 226 votes needed to adopt the document.

The resolution recommended that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Kyiv City Administration should transfer the complex of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra to state ownership and under control of the central executive agency in charge of cultural heritage.

The document also proposed adoption of a new master plan for the National Kyiv Pechersk Complex within the boundaries of its protected areas, which are buffer zones of the UNESCO-protected objects.

It also recommended that the Cabinet of Ministers and Kyiv authorities approve the state program of preservation of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and the development of the national museum complex.
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