Tuesday, March 15, 2005

"UNESCO office opens in Chechnya capital"

ITAR-TASS story:

"A UNESCO office opened in the Chechen capital Grozny on Tuesday. The Chechen office will be functioning at Chechen State University.

"According to the University pro-rector, the aim of the office will be to coordinate the carrying out of scientific projects and set up a student campus in the republic.

"Lema Turpalov said that the Grozny branch is practically the first regional office of UNESCO in Russia. Chechen President Alu Alkhanov met in Moscow on Monday with the secretary of the Russian commission on UNESCO, Grigory Ordzhonikidze. Talks were focused among other issues on the restoration of the Chechen national museum in Grozny.

"The office will coordinate all projects of international organisations for restoration of the republic's cultural potential destroyed during the conflict, Chechen president said on Saturday."

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