Six people won the 2017 presidential prizes.
The prizes for young culture professionals have been awarded to:
Dina Velikovskaya, animated film director, for her contribution to the development of Russian animation;
Sofya Kondratyeva, head of the Museology Department at the Divnogorye National Architectural-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, for creating and implementing innovative museum projects;
Denis Rodkin, soloist with the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, for his contribution to preserving, promoting and popularising the achievements of Russian choreography.
The prizes for writing and art for children and young people have been awarded to:
Vladimir Retsepter, artistic director of the St Petersburg Pushkin State Theatre Centre, for educational activity;
Alexei Rybnikov, composer, for his contribution to the development of Russian music;
Vladimir Chikishev, director of the Nizhny Novgorod boarding school for deaf children, for implementing the School–Theatre–Home single educational space programme and for creating the Piano Theatre.
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On the same day, the President will chair a Security Council meeting. The meeting agenda includes a review of the draft Basic Principles of the State Border Policy of the Russian Federation, and discussion of measures aimed at strengthening national security in the sphere of protecting the country’s borders.