21 April 2010, Wednesday, 14:31
author: Eugene Rakhimkulov
Russia marks the day of joining UNESCO. 56 years ago on April 21, 1954, the Soviet Union had joined UNESCO and Russia ranked it later as its assignee.
92 states and 67 offices, located all over the world, are found in the staff of UNESCO for today. The national commission is the main body, providing for the participation of the state in UNESCO activity. The staff of the Russian commission consists of about 70 people: heads of Russian ministries and departments, regional representatives, prominent scientists and activists of culture and art. The commission determines participation of Russian cities and regions in UNESCO activity.
Cooperation between Russia and UNESCO includes the activity for preservation of the Russian monuments of culture, joint work in sphere of IT and many other aspects.
Republic of Bashkortostan also has its own Republican UNESCO Affairs Committee, actively working in sphere of education, culture and international relations.