All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments

 

a voluntary, mass public organization.

The All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments consists of individual and group members (enterprises, institutions, organizations, educational institutions, and the like). The society’s statute was adopted at its founding congress in 1966. The society has branches in autonomous republics, krais, oblasts, and cities of the RSFSR. It is composed of sections for architecture, fine arts and folk art, and historical monuments, among others. There are about 6 million individual members (1971). The society’s tasks are to work with state bodies in preserving monuments and to use the monuments in the cause of the communist education of the people.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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