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In the course of the meeting of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture, deputies considered law-in-draft introducing amendments to the law “On Immovable Cultural Heritage Sites”. Its author is the Deputy of the Supreme Council Mikhail Burla. The document is aimed at reducing the time for inclusion of immovable objects of cultural heritage in the Unified State Register - from 70 to 40 years. The law-in-draft has already been adopted in the first reading. Amendments of a technical nature have been prepared for the second reading.

In June last year, the President Vadim Krasnoselsky signed the law adopted by the Supreme Council, approving the Unified State Register of Immovable Objects of Cultural Heritage of the Republic. The registry contains more than two thousand objects. These are monuments of history, urban planning and architecture, art and archeology. Monuments that are just over forty years old are already included in the register: a monument to Alexander Suvorov, since November 23, 1979, and a monument to aviation pilots who served in the 17th Air Army, which liberated Tiraspol. The monument on which the MiG-19 fighter is mounted was opened in 1975 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Cultural heritage objects from the moment they are entered in the state register are subject to state protection.

Parliamentarian Mikhail Burla considers it necessary in exceptional cases to include in the register monuments created less than 40 years ago. These include the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, monuments to the fallen defenders of the PMR, internationalist soldiers who died in Afghanistan at the Glory memorial complex in Tiraspol, the arch of peace "Blessed are the Peacekeepers", established in 2017 between Parkany and Bendery.

As for the objects of archaeological heritage, according to the author, they must be entered in the register if at least 100 years have passed since the moment of its occurrence. The proposed norms are similar to the norms of Russian legislation.

The law-in-draft in final reading will be considered by the deputy corps during the plenary session.