The winners were announced during a briefing at the Kremlin by Presidential Aide Andrei Fursenko and Presidential Adviser and member of the Presidential Council for Culture and the Arts Presidium Vladimir Tolstoy.
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The Russian Federation National Award in Science and Technology is conferred to:
Anatoly Grigoryev for the theoretical work, development and practical implementation of a medical system for space crews on long space flights;
Viktor Maslov for an outstanding contribution to mathematics and establishing the mathematical foundations of modern thermodynamics.
The Russian Federation National Award in Literature and Arts is conferred to:
Musician and conductor Yury Bashmet for his contribution to developing Russian and world culture;
Writer Fazil Iskander for his contribution to the development of Russian literature;
Producer Leonid Vereshchagin, producer Anton Zlatopolsky, and director Nikolai Lebedev for the Legenda No. 17 film.
The Russian Federation National Award in Humanitarian Work is conferred to Yevgeny Primakov, a prominent statesman and public figure.