By tradition, on Russia Day the President presents the Russian Federation National Awards for outstanding achievements in science and technology, literature and the arts, and humanitarian activity.
The 2017 National Award in science and technology has been awarded to Cristallography and Photonics researchers Mikhail Alfimov, Sergei Gromov and Alexander Chibisov. Among the award winners are also Academician Ivan Dedov, Chief endocrinologist of the Russian Health Ministry, and Yevgeny Rogaeyev, DrSc. (Biology).
The 2017 National Award in literature and the arts has been awarded to Director General of the Kaliningrad Museum of the World Ocean Svetlana Sivkova, Artistic Director of the St Petersburg State Philharmonia Yury Temirkanov and Artistic Director of the St Petersburg Academic Ballet Theatre Boris Eifman.
The 2017 National Award for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activity has been awarded to President of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Irina Antonova.
Following the National Awards ceremony, a reception will be held on the Kremlin’s Ivanovskaya Square for the national holiday, Russia Day.