State_Prize_of_the_Russian_Federation

State Prize of the Russian Federation

State Prize of the Russian Federation (Государственная Премия Российской Федерации) is a state honorary prize established in 1992 as the substitute for the USSR State Prize. In 2004 the rules for selection of laureates and the status of the award was significantly changed making them closer to such awards as Nobel Prize or the Soviet Lenin Prize

Every year seven prizes are awarded:

  • Three prizes in science and technology (according to newspaper Kommersant there was fourth 2008 State Prize for Science and Technology awarded by a special decree of President Dmitri Medvedev but the name of the winner is kept secret because of the confidential character of the work );
  • Three prizes in literature and arts;
  • One prize for the humanitarian work (established in 2005 ).

Only three prizes for the humanitarian work were awarded so far: to Patriarch Alexius II of Russian Orthodox Church (2005) , to Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (2006) and to French President Jacques Chirac (2007).

Each prize amounts for 5 mln Russian rubles (approximetly $200 thousand) the winner also gets the medal and the diploma. If a number of coauthors equally contributed to a winning work the prize is divided between no more than three authors.

The prize is usually presented by the President of Russia in a ceremony held in Moscow Kremlin.

Medal

The medal for the State Prize was developed by the artist Yevgeny Ukhnalyov (Евгений Ухналёв). The design is based on the Coat of arms of Russia. It shows a gold double-headed eagle with a scepter and a Globus cruciger with a red shield showing St. George with the dragon. The eagle is crowned by two small and one large crown and put on a silver wreath consisted of palm and laurel branches joined by a red ribbon. The design was adopted in 2005

Laureats

2004

Science and Technology

Literary and Arts

2005

Humanitarian work

Science and Technology

Literary and Arts

2006

Humanitarian work

Science and Technology

Literary and Arts

2007

Humanitarian work

Science and Technology

According to newspaper Kommersant there was fourth State Prize for Science and Technology awarded by a special decree of President Dmitri Medvedev but the name of the winner is kept secret because of the confidential character of the work .

Literary and Arts

References

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