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Eurasian Epics Center in Yakutsk to be built by 2021

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The Center will be located in the "Land of Olonkho" Cultural and Educational Park on the shore of Lake Saisary.

The International Center for the Epics of Eurasian peoples in Yakutsk will be built by 2021. This was reported by the press service of the head and government of Yakutia.

"The center should be built before July 1, 2021," reads a report on the results of the meeting of the Central Project Committee of the republic, conducted by Egor Borisov on August 9, where the project initiative was supported and the launch of the project was approved.

"The International Center for the Epics of Eurasian Peoples will unite various organizations: the Olonkho Theater, the National Dance Theater, the Theater of Indigenous Peoples of Yakutia and others. The project is aimed at preserving and developing a common cultural space in the Eurasian regions that have common historical, cultural, economic, political and other ties, the establishment of Yakutia as one of the leaders in the process of Eurasian cultural integration at the interregional level. In addition, the project is planned to develop and adopt a federal law on the epic," reports the press release of the Cabinet.

State Adviser of Yakutia Andrei Borisov was approved as Project Manager.

The head of Yakutia, Egor Borisov, drew Central Project Committee’s focus toward the special status of the object - a category 2 institution under the auspices of UNESCO. According to Il Darkhan, this status will provide an opportunity for additional funding - subsidies from the federal budget for reimbursement of costs associated with providing activities of category 2 organizations under the auspices of UNESCO in the framework of the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the UN on education, science and culture.

The project was supported by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova during her visit to Yakutia July 6-8 this year.