Board of Trustees Meeting 2015
A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society was held at the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg on April 27, 2015.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society V.V. Putin, President of the Russian Geographical Society S.K. Shoigu, Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V.I. Matvienko, Head of the Presidential Administration S.B. Ivanov, Governor of St. Petersburg G.S. Poltavchenko, Moscow Mayor S.S. Sobyanin, members of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society and guests of honor took part in its work.
The Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society was established in 2010. It revived the long-standing traditions of patronage of arts and established grants of the Society, within the framework of which many significant research, environmental and expeditionary projects are carried out. The Council consists of well-known public figures and business representatives. At the meeting of the Board of Trustees, the results of the work done by the Russian Geographical Society over the past year were summarized, plans for the future were discussed, awards and grants were presented.
Vladimir Putin presented at the meeting of the Board in St. Petersburg, the Konstantinovskaya medals of the RGS for great achievements in geographical science and on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in World War II to veteran geographers, Honored Scientists G.M. Lappo and Yu.G. Simonov.
Honorary diplomas of the RGS were presented to the 4-series film "People Who Made the Earth Round" by Valdis Pelsh, the team of the Russian Arctic National Park, the crew of the film “Sky-High Front. The Battle of Elbrus”, as well as the 34th separate motorized rifle mountain brigade and the Mountaineering Federation of Kabardino-Balkaria.
In addition, the leaders of the Russian Geographical Society announced plans for 2015, the anniversary year for the Society. Then, according to the tradition, V.V. Putin personally presented part of the grants issued by the Society this year.
“The Russian Geographical Society is always open for constructive ideas”, - noted S.K. Shoigu. – “For all people who are close to our goals. Once again, I sincerely thank our trustees and partners who support the initiatives of the Russian Geographical Society today. They help the Society to be useful to Russia - as throughout all 170 years."