The VII ceremony of the prestigious international "Crystal Compass" award, which is held under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society, will take place at the Winter Theater in Sochi on May 17. 2087 projects and achievements from 36 countries of the world and 85 regions of Russia were put forward during the geographic Oscar. About 1.7 million people took part in a special nomination "Public Recognition", where the winner is determined by Internet voting.
The award has been existed since 2012. The main goal of the organizers and experts of the award is to find and show the best modern achievements and practical projects aimed at studying, preserving and promoting the natural, historical and cultural heritage, as well as to determine the guidelines for the development of the state and society based on the best world achievements.
Among the winners of the Crystal Compass Award is the traveler Fedor Konyukhov, a Swedish philanthropist and researcher Frederick Paulsen, National Geographic Society, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Belarusian Geographical Society, Museum of the World Ocean, Swiss Polar Institute, Institute of Geography and Geoecology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "KamAZ" PAO and others.
The award ceremony is a bright and important event that brings together hundreds of outstanding and enthusiastic people from different parts of Russia and the world. More than 800 guests will take part in it, including well-known representatives of science, culture and authoritative public organizations, government and political figures of Russia, delegations from Serbia, Kazakhstan, Greece and Germany, winners and finalists of the award from different years, international and federal media.
Among the nominees for the award this year in 11 categories are the Miklukho-Maklay Fund for the Preservation of the Ethnocultural Heritage and the National Scientific Center for Marine Biology of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command and the Institute of Geography of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, "Rosenergoatom" AO and the Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D.S. Likhachev, interstate television and radio company "Mir" and others.
The award is held under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society and "Gazprom" PAO. Organizers: Krasnodar Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society and the "Gazprom in the Kuban" Corporate Association.