On the visit of Russian Ambassador to India H.E. Mr Nikolay R.Kudashev to Himachal Pradesh
Their conversations touched upon the issues of further strengthening of interregional cooperation, the importance of broader interaction in infrastructure, agriculture, education and tourism, environmental protection, including within the framework of the Himalayan Research Institute “Urusvati”. It was suggested that sister-cities relations should be established between Himachal Pradesh and one of the Russian regions.
Special attention was paid to the issues of preservation of the unique heritage of the Roerich family. The parties noted the large contribution of the great Russian artist and thinker to stronger relations between Russia and India and stressed the significance of efficient functioning of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, discussed the plans to transform the Roerich Estate into a cultural center of international standards.