Management Plan of the world heritage place "Bolgar historical and archeological complex" involves careful work to preserve the historic cultural landscape character of the Great Bolgar and its surrounding buffer zone, continuous, comprehensive survey and maintenance of the monument and the further development of the modern museum complex under the open sky, research and popularization as a reference object study of archaeology of the Volga Bulgaria, the functioning of the local community, socio-economic development of the territory. The management plan suggests mechanisms aimed at sustainable development of the territory and does not affect the outstanding universal value of the object. The plan provides for the development of a strategy for sustainable tourism development based on marketing research of target audience and the calculations of permissible anthropogenic load on the object and the historic landscape.
Basic approaches to scheduling of management for the World heritage object “Bolgar historical and archaeological
complex" are considered, and basic statements of the developed management plan are
enlightened. According to UNESCO decision from the beginning of 2010th, management plan was
regarded as the integral attribute of each World cultural heritage list object, but until year 2016 no any of
Russian objects had similar document approved by the World heritage committee. Ancient Bolgar plan
became the first management plan, approved by UNESCO for the Russian Federation.