The Annual Report about cultural heritage was prepared for the first time in the history of the country. It helps to estimate all the quantity of cultural heritage objects – 125.5 thousands monuments of history and culture; 5.5 thousands ensembles with 18.9 thousands monuments and 1.6 thousands outstanding places. An addition there is 113 thousands of new revealed objects, which can be cultural objects in nearest future.
Condition of the cultural heritage object in all regions of Russian Federation was revealed, too. More than 54 percents of cultural monuments are in good condition, but 18 percents of them are in danger and need urgent restoration works. The wide spectrum of problems with cultural heritage objects discussed: undergoing of natural and anthropogenic pressure; protecting zone projecting, restoration of the objects, etc.
New trend in protection of the cultural heritage is the cultural-landscape point of view. It needs to increase the list of outstanding places in the country and to increase the role of museums-reserves as integrated instrument of protecting historical territories and local economy development.