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The regular meeting of the Shukhov Tower foundation board summed up the activities during the year of 2006. The foundation’s President Vladimir Fyodorovich Shukhov gave the account of the development and the projects of foundation in 2006 and informed about the orientation of foundation’s activities in 2007.

In the report V.F. Shukhov mentioned the following main achievements and projects of 2006:

— the recognition of the Shukhov Tower in Shabolovka, Moscow as the object of the world heritage at the international scientific conference “Heritage at Risk. Preservation of the XX century architecture and the World heritage” held in April, 2006 with participation of 170 specialists from 30 countries of the world;

— the Internet monitoring of the condition of the surviving constructions of V.G. Shukhov and active work of volunteers from Nizhniy Novgorod region on the preservation of Shukhov tower on Oka River near Dzerzhinsk;

— the redesign and creation of the English version of the foundation’s web site;

— the use of volunteers for the promotion of information and ideas of the foundation at various Internet resources;

— the assistance rendered to the visit of Austrian delegation head by Professor Rainer Graefe to Nizhniy Novgorod in May to participate in the work of section “The world phenomenon of Vladimir Shukhov” within the framework of the international scientific-industrial forum “GREAT RIVERS’ 2006” / ICEF “Preservation of the cultural heritage in the basins of great rivers”;

— the development of foundation’s contacts with foreign specialists and companies;

— the cooperation with the International union of scientific and engineering societies;

— the assistance rendered to the commission of representatives of the leading profile institutes of Germany, Austria and Switzerland headed by Professor Rainer Graefe in the expertise of condition of the constructions of V.G. Shukhov in Nizhniy Novgorod region in September, 2006;

— the participation in the exposition of LUKOIL Museum dedicated to the celebration of LUKOIL jubilee;

— the aid to museums in the town of Myshkin, Yaroslavl region and the development of exposition in the Museum of unique and antique machinery;

— the creation of foundation’s creative dacha in the town of Myshkin, Yaroslavl region.

V.F. Shukhov told about the new projects of foundation: the creation of museum-manor of Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov in his home town of Graivoron, Belgorod region and about the development of concept of the children’s artistic contest “Heroes of Russia by the eyes of Russian children”.

The foundation’s meeting also considered the program of organizing the arrangements for the 85-th anniversary of the Shukhov Tower in Shabolovka, Moscow. It approved the texts of foundation’s addresses to the President of Russia V.V. Putin, the Duma Chairman B.V. Gryzlov and the Moscow City Duma Chairman V.M. Platonov concerning the restoration of tower in Shabolovka and the creation of tourist and recreation infrastructure, including the Shukhov center of science and art, on the adjacent territory.

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