The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic Georgia on cooperation in the field of culture, science and education
of February 3, 1994
The government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic Georgia, in the spirit of provisions of the Helsinki Final act of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Madrid and Vienna Resulting documents, the document of the Krakow symposium on cultural heritage, and also the Parisian Charter for new Europe,
expressing aspiration to further development and strengthening of friendly relations and cooperation between the people of the Russian Federation and the Republic Georgia in the field of science, culture and education,
in view of traditions of cultural communication and friendship of the people,
being convinced that communications in the field of culture, science and education are equitable to radical interests of the people of both states and will promote further expansion of mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Russia and Georgia,
proceeding from regulations of the Contract between the Russian Federation and the Republic Georgia on friendship, neighborliness and cooperation of February 3, 1994,
agreed as follows:
The parties, relying on centuries-old experience of communication of their cultures and considering that the cultural cooperation remains important factor of mutual understanding and trust between their people, strengthenings of interstate and international communications, approvals of universal values, will and promote development of cooperation between them in the field of science, culture, education and sport on the basis of mutual respect of sovereignty, equality and non-interference to internal affairs and according to the laws and rules existing in each country from now on.
For the purpose of the best acquaintance with achievements of culture of the Party will encourage communications and creative cooperation in the field of culture and art, including way:
a) cooperation between the creative unions of artists and cultural institutions;
b) developments of business contacts between the organizations and cultural figures;
c) holding festivals, exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances;
d) lecturing, holding seminars and conferences;
e) exchange of editions in the field of culture.
The parties guarantee free and equal development of cultures of the ethnic minorities of Russia living in the territory of the Republic Georgia, and ethnic minorities of Georgia living in the territory of the Russian Federation. They, in particular, will create favorable conditions for preserving national originality, culture, language, realization of spiritual and religious needs of minorities of the people of Russia and the Republic Georgia.
Each of the Parties according to the procedure established in the country will give to citizens of other country opportunity to use libraries, the museums, galleries, archives and other organizations of cultural nature for scientific work, study and in other purposes answering to this agreement.
The parties will promote development of direct cooperation between organizations, associations and the organizations of culture, science, education and sport of two countries, to establishment of direct exchanges and development of partner and cultural ties in the area of regions and the cities of the Russian Federation and the Republic Georgia.
The parties shall render on mutual basis assistance in case of preserving, restoration and use of cultural and art property of other Party, and also studying and the solution of question of return of the art historical values belonging to other Party.
The parties will organize groups of specialists for studying of experience of each of the Parties in above-mentioned area and will promote settlement of the arising questions.
The parties will cooperate in questions of development of material and technical resources of culture, to exchange new technologies, to perform on mutually advantageous basis of supply of equipment and technical means for cultural institutions and art.
The parties will promote creation and functioning in the territory of the national cultural centers of other Party which will be engaged in distribution of information on the people and culture of the country, including satisfaction of spiritual and cultural needs of the ethnic minorities.
The parties will promote development of cooperation between the author's and legal organizations of the Russian Federation and the Republic Georgia.
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