The achievements of the laureates of the State Prizes are a priceless contribution to Russia's national success.
These achievements are an inseparable part of Russia’s cultural, scientific and humanitarian life, President Vladimir Putin said at a ceremony.
Russia has always been rich in clever, purposeful, bold and talented people, in people who embody the energy that drives the nation forward and who provide shining examples of how to build one’s life.
The recipients of the State Prize belong among the ranks of these outstanding citizens of our country. Their names are a part of Russia’s history, Mr Putin said.