On July 30, surgeon, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Gautier, signed the Globe of Russian Primacy. Earlier, on July 28, Russian race car driver, Vladimir Chagin, signed the Globe. Both events took place at the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in Moscow.
The Globe of Russian Primacy is a project of the Russian Geographical Society dedicated to the outstanding achievements of our compatriots. Since 2017, Russians who have made important scientific discoveries, set sports records, and have achieved great success in political, social, and cultural activities, have been putting their signatures on the large globe kept in the Russian Geographical Society. The project was initiated by the President of the Russian Geographical Society, Sergei Shoigu.
Race driver, Head of the KAMAZ-master team, Vladimir Chagin, put his signature on the globe as a sevenfold and thus the most titled winner of the Dakar Rally in the truck class. He has 63 victories at the Dakar stages - an absolute record in the history of this most difficult race.
Surgeon, transplantologist, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Director of the Academician V.I.Shumakov Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, Sergey Gautier, left his autograph on the globe as the world's first doctor who transplanted liver and lungs at the same time. In 2019, he successfully performed this surgery on a nine-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis.
We remind you, that earlier, travelers, Fyodor Konyukhov and Artur Chilingarov; climber, Eduard Myslovsky; cosmonauts, Sergei Krikalev, Alexei Leonov, Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya; commander-pilot of the Mir-1 deep-submergence vehicle, Anatoly Sagalevich; onboard engineer of the Mir-2 deep-submergence vehicle, Frederik Paulsen; historian, Vladimir Lukin; and politician, Valentina Matvienko, left their autographs on the globe. Vladimir Putin also signed the globe as the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society in its recent history.