Minister of Foreign Affairs
of 29 April 2004. June 1988
on the agreement between the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the establishment and activities of the
Cultural and information centre of the Czechoslovak Socialist
the Republic in the Soviet Union
On 11 July. April 1988 in Moscow was signed agreement between the Government
The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government of the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics about the establishment and activities of cultural and
information centre of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
The Soviet Union. Agreement entered into force, pursuant to article 12
on the date of signature.
The Czech version of the agreement shall be published at the same time.
Ing. Now in r.
between the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government of the Union of
of Soviet Socialist Republics on the establishment and activities of cultural and
information centre of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
The Soviet Union
The Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government of the Union of Soviet
in accordance with the principles of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual
assistance between the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics dated June 6. May 1970,
starting from the provisions of the agreement on cultural and scientific cooperation between the
The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics dated June 28. February 1972
being guided by the ambition to further consolidation and development of cooperation between the two countries
in the field of culture, science, technology, information, and also in other
have agreed as follows:
The Government of the USSR, based on accommodating the Government of Czechoslovakia, agrees with the establishment of
and the activities of Cultural and information centre of Czechoslovakia in Moscow (hereinafter referred to as
Objectives and tasks of the KIS consist in assisting the consolidation of traditional
friendship and all-round cooperation between CZECHOSLOVAKIA and the Soviet Union, fraternal
the synergy of the COMMUNIST PARTY and leader of the massive Soviet public dating
Foreign and domestic policies, CSSR, with experience from the Socialist
the construction, with achievements in the development of Czechoslovak culture and art, education,
Science and technology, with the life of the Czechoslovak people.
From the Czechoslovak party activities will be coordinated by the Embassy of the KIS
CZECHOSLOVAKIA in the USSR. The activities of Soviet resorts and organisations cooperating with the
KIS will be coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. In the case of
the occurrence of various opinions in connection with the fulfilment of their obligations under this
the agreement, they will be dealt with through diplomatic channels.
Provide the necessary assistance to the activities of the Ministry of culture of the USSR, KIS, other
the interested ministries and departments in close contact with the Association
Soviet society of friendship and cultural relations with foreign countries,
The Soviet-Czechoslovak friendship societies and other social
organisations and associations, art of the USSR.
In his work he uses the valid options plans about KIS cultural and scientific
cooperation between CZECHOSLOVAKIA and the USSR, Union of Soviet cooperation companies
friendship and cultural relations with foreign countries and companies
the Soviet-Czechoslovak friendship with the Union
Czechoslovakia-Soviet friendship, as well as other Czechoslovak and
Soviet State institutions and social organizations.
KIS shall inform the interested of Soviet institutions and organisations of the
In the KIS include:
-carrying out the actions devoted to public holidays, important dates, and
anniversaries in the life of the Czechoslovak and Soviet people and other
socio-political, scientific and technical and cultural events
(lectures, meetings, conferences, seminars, competitions, etc.);
-realization of meetings and press conferences with representatives of Czechoslovakia and
the Soviet public, representatives of science and culture workers
mass media, dedicated to socio-political,
Scientific and technological and cultural issues;
-the organisation of the activities of the library and reading room, socio-political,
artistic, scientific and technological and informational literature and methodological
Cabinet, providing assistance to teachers in teaching Czech Soviet and
the Slovak language and organization of the courses;
-dissemination of publications and information materials of the Czechoslovak about
CZECHOSLOVAKIA, including custom publications and information materials;
-renting movies, cassette tapes and video tapes, records
boards, exhibition illustration materials, albums, books, newspapers and magazines to
temporary and free use of Soviet organizations and citizens;
-public art, documentary, scientific-popular and
amateur films, the implementation of the concerts and performances of the Czechoslovak
and Soviet artists, participants of the folk artistic creativity;
-organisation of exhibitions from various walks of life and activities of the
The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the friendship and cooperation between the
the Soviet and Czechoslovak people;
-the Organization of clubs friends Czechoslovak literature, music, theatre,
film, art and art and some of the other potential areas;
-realization of cultural and scientific programmes, the various meetings, and other
events for children and young people.
KIS can have a stall of souvenirs, products of the folk art
art and Café. Specific questions related to their operation modifies the
a special protocol.
The activity of the KIS, referred to in article 5, shall not be in conflict with applicable
the legislation of the USSR.
KIS is a legal person.
To finance the activities of the KIS party opens an account with the Bank
for foreign-economic activity of USSR (Vněšekonombanky). Information and
cultural activities will take place on non-commercial KIS basis.
The number of Czechoslovak workers in KIS is determined on the basis of mutual
Director of KIS is a citizen of Czechoslovakia, for whose appointment the Czechoslovak
Party shall inform the Soviet side.
Czechoslovak citizens working in KIS are required to comply with
the legislation of the USSR and the relevant agreements concluded between the two
KIS can receive in employment Soviet citizens
through the diplomatic corps of the Department of service management
Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
To create the KIS in Moscow the Soviet Party shall provide the Czechoslovak side
the necessary facilities. Specific conditions are set by a special protocol.
The Soviet Party shall provide the Czechoslovak citizens working in
KIS flats under the same conditions as staff of foreign
diplomatic or consular office of the USSR.
Equipment, materials and articles from CZECHOSLOVAKIA and other countries which are
needed to KIS and security necessary for its normal operation, as well as
and transport equipment, audio-visual equipment, copying and
the propagating technique, records, books, newspapers, magazines, works
folk art, paintings and works of art, graphics, Office
needs and other materials on a reciprocal basis are not subject to duties, taxes
and other charges.
This agreement shall come into force on the date of signature and shall expire 12 months
then, when one party to the other party in writing of its
wish to terminate this agreement.
Done at Moscow on 11 July. April 1988, in two copies, each in the language
the Czech and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic:
Bohuslav Chňoupek in r.
For the Government of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:
Eduard Shevardnadze in r.