Three awards of the Russian President have been established in order to support young professionals working in the field of culture and enhance their participation in creative activities. The amount of each prize is 2.5 million rubles [over $85,000].
The Presidential awards for young cultural professionals are presented to Russian citizens for a significant contribution to the development of national culture in order to encourage the laureates’ further efforts and promote a positive environment for new creative achievements.
Established by the Executive Order of the President, the prizes will be presented for 2010 and subsequent years. The first presentation ceremony will take place in 2011.
In 2012 and subsequent years, the ceremony will be held on March 25, which is celebrated in Russia as the Day of Culture.