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Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture commenced conservation and landscaping works at Sunder Nursery in 2007. The area has since flourished into a park comprising of formal and informal gardens, water features, orchards, pavilions, bird habitats, and a sunken amphitheatre for cultural events and festivals. The Mughal-inspired central areas feature marble fountains and flowing water set amidst geometric flower beds, and raised pathways.

Film director Umedsho Mirzoshirinov at the the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: Ismaili Council for Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 1 December 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted a screening of the award-winning film Mushkilkusho, which was named as the Best Tajik Film at the 2016 Didor International Festival.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London on protecting cultural heritage. Ismaili Council for the UK

London, 27 October 2015 — UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on the challenges of protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict. An on-stage question and answer session moderated by New York Times Editorial Board Member Serge Schmemann followed.

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO at the Ismaili Centre, London with leaders of the Jamat. Ismaili Council for the UK

London, 27 October 2015 — UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London today on the challenges of protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict.

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