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25 Aug 2020

Director of Belarusian cardiology center awarded 2020 CIS humanitarian award

Director of Belarusian cardiology center awarded 2020 CIS humanitarian award
Aleksandr Mrochek. An archive photo

MOSCOW,  25 August (BelTA) - Director of the National Research Center of Cardiology Aleksandr Mrochek has been awarded the 2020 Star of the Commonwealth, the CIS main humanitarian award, according to a decision made by the council, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund.

The Star of the Commonwealth award was established by the CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund. It is awarded in three nominations: for achievements in science and education, culture and art, and humanitarian activities. The award consists of a cash reward of RUB2 million, a diploma, an honorary badge of the winner and a certificate to it. Up to three awards are bestowed in each of the three nominations. This year nine countries have submitted eighteen nominees for this year's awards.

The winners from other CIS countries are Nailya Velikhanova, Director of the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan; Svetlana Navasardyan, a music teacher and conductor from Armenia; Talgat Temenov, the artistic director of the state music and drama theater (Kazakhstan); chemist from Kyrgyzstan Adylbek Moldoshev; Guzel Yakhina, Russian writer, author of the acclaimed novel “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes”; Timur Zulfikarov a writer from Tajikistan; and Farrukh Zakirov, artistic director of the Uzbek Yalla ensemble. 

The Star of the Commonwealth award was first presented in 2010. At that time, among its laureates was a team of researchers of the Joint Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In 2011, the award was presented to composer Igor Luchenok and employees of the National Children's Education and Health Center Zubrenok. In 2012, the award went to Anatoly Yarmolenko, the artistic director of the Syabry band, in 2013 - to writer Nikolai Cherginets, in 2014 – to the then director general, editor-in-chief of the Zvyazda publishing house Aleksandr Karlyukevich and first deputy director of the Zvyazda publishing house, the editor-in-chief of the Neman magazine Aleksandr Badak, in 2015 - artist Rostislav Yankovsky, in 2016 - the team of the Central Botanical Garden. In 2019, the award was presented to four-time Olympic biathlon champion Daria Domracheva. Last year, the award was given to a team of Belarusian scientists who have made scientific developments in the field of metallurgy.

The new winners will be awarded at the forum of the CIS Creative and Scientific Intellectuals due in Uzbekistan this year. “In connection with the epidemiological situation, the date of the forum and the format of the awards ceremony have yet to be determined,” the press service of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund added.

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