Russian World Heritage Sites


As of today there are twenty-six World Heritage Sites on the territory of Russia. 16 cultural heritage sites (marked as C in the World Heritage List – for cultural), and 10 natural heritage sites (marked as N).

Three of them are transboundary properties, i.e. located on the territories of several states. Curonian Spit (Lithuania, Russia), Uvs Nuur Basin (Mongolia, Russia), Struve Geodetic Arc (Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Finland, Sweden, Estonia).

The first sites – “Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments”, “Kizhi Pogost”, “Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow” were inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 14th Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in 1990 in Banff (Canada).

Russian World Heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage Centre website