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The restoration of the Arc de Triomphe in the ancient city of Syria, Palmyra, will start next year; a technical assessment of the condition of the object has already been carried out. This was announced by the head of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.

“Particular attention in the joint work is paid to the reconstruction of objects of historical and cultural value. Thus, during the joint meeting of the headquarters, a grandiose historical project of international scale was initiated to restore the Triumphal Arch of Palmyra, blown up by terrorists in the fall of 2015, the practical implementation of which begins in 2022, “Mikhail Mizintsev said today at the presentation of the project.

The project is being implemented under the auspices of the All-Russian public organization “Russian Geographical Society” with the participation of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Center for Rescue Archeology (CSA) of the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as other scientific organizations. “All work is carried out with the involvement of Syrian colleagues and the local population,” said Mizintsev.

According to him, the necessary preparatory measures have already been taken within the framework of the CSA project.

“Work has been carried out on the technical assessment of the state of the destroyed elements of the arch, the necessary geological surveys have been carried out, the scope and composition of forces and means for the forthcoming work have been determined,” Mizintsev said. At the same time, he noted that air transportation, transport support, as well as a number of logistics and security measures within the framework of the project are carried out by the forces of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“All joint activities are aimed at strengthening Russian-Syrian relations, deepening cultural and economic ties between the Russian and Syrian peoples, and also demonstrate Russia’s growing leadership in the Syrian settlement,” Mizintsev said.

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