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Peace Flag raised in front of the Ministry of National Defence

2009.04.14
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Peace Flag will be raised in the square of the Ministry o National Defence to mark the 55th anniversary of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, April 15.

 

Peace Flag – three red circles girded with a red ring against a white background – is the symbol of the international Roerich Pact signed in Washington on 15 April 1935 on protection of artistic and scientific institutions and historic monuments in peace and wartime. Principles of Roerich (Washington) Pact were later transferred into the convention signed in the on 14 May 1954 regarding protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.

 

Minister of National Defence is expected to attend the flag raising ceremony.

Globally April 15 is celebrated as the Day of Culture.

 

For media. Flag raising ceremony will begin at 10.00 a.m., in the square in front of the Ministry of National Defence (Totoriu Str. 25/3)

 

 

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