Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society, Vladimir Putin presented awards to outstanding Russian scientists and travelers.
The winner of the I.P. Borodin Gold Medal is Tatiana Kalikhman. The award was given for participating in the creation of federal laws on specially protected areas, as well as for leadership in developing substantiations for organization of reserves.
T.P. Kalikhman is a member of the Standing Environmental Commission, Researcher at the Laboratory of physical geography and landscape mapping of V.B. Sochava Institute of Geography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The I.P. Borodin Gold Medal is awarded for study and practical protection of the natural heritage of Russia.
A Miklukho-Maklay Gold Medal was presented to Fedor Konjuhov for a one-man passage across the Pacific Ocean in a rowboat from the coast of Chile to the coast of Australia following the unique route, and numerous other outstanding travels in Russia and abroad.
F.F. Konyukhov is the Head of the Laboratory of distance learning in the extreme conditions of the Modern Humanitarian Academy, Russian traveler, writer, artist.
The Miklukho-Maklay Gold Medal is a new award of the Russian Geographical Society. Adjudged for research in the field of ethnography, anthropology, historical geography, cultural heritage, outstanding travels in Russia and abroad.
A Count Litke Gold Medal was presented to Victor Fuchs for a cycle of new and important productive research on large-scale wave processes in the great oceans, published as atlases, monographs and scientific articles.
V.R. Fuchs is a Russian hydrologist, oceanographer, Arctic explorer, honored professor of St. Petersburg University, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.
The Count Litke Gold Medal is awarded for new and important geographical discoveries in the oceans and polar regions.
"Allow me to congratulate our colleagues awarded with honorable distinctions," - said Vladimir Putin.
Photo: Ilya Melnikov