Establishment of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bethlehem

Russian Center for Science and Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bethlehem - the first scientific, cultural representation of the Russian Federation in the State of Palestine was opened in June 2012. It's located in the center of city of Bethlehem on a piece of land donated by the State of Palestine. The center includes halls for exhibitions, others for teaching Russian language, a language lab and a library contains more than three thousand books. It also contains a music room as well as a cinema hall. 

The center aims to promote Russian culture and science, and contributes to Palestinian students' selection process to study in Russia.

Scope of the measure:
Local, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:
  • Dissemination of Russian culture and science.
  • Contributions to students' selection process to study in Russia.
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:


  • Promotion of Russian culture and organizing cultural weeks and artistic performances.
  • Promotion of learning the Russian language.
  • Organizing dance and music sessions for children, where kids learn the Palestinian Dabkah, and Russian folk dance .
  • Organizing summer camps for Palestinian and Russian children.
  • Providing public library.
  • Contributing Palestinian students' selection to study in Russia.
  • Making the Russian Center's Theater available for performances.
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Center obtains a budget of $300,000 annually in addition to revenues from centers' activities such as the fees collected in return for language courses, registration fees in summer camps and theater rental fees.


Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)