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Russia: Putin awards young scientists at Kremlin

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 10, 2016 at 16:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Yekaterina Proshkina

Yekaterina Proshkina

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded three young scientists with the 2015 Presidential Prize in Science and Innovation, in a ceremony held at the Kremiln's Catherine Hall in Moscow, Wednesday.

Addressing the ceremony, Putin congratulated "the entire scientific community on your professional holiday, the Day of Russian Science, which was celebrated not long ago, on February 8." Putin encouraged the scientists "to continue scientific research, the development of talent", adding that Russia should move forward in the direction "to strengthen the economy, society, and defence of our state."

Among this year's winners was geneticist Yekaterina Proshkina, who was awarded for her contribution to the genetics of life span and ageing. Dmitry Kopchuk was awarded for the development of new luminescent and functional materials for molecular devices and Vladimir Stegailov was awarded for multiscale modelling of materials under extreme conditions.

The annual Presidential Prize in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists was established in 2008 including a 2.5 million roubles (€2,500, $3180) money prize.

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Yekaterina Proshkina

Yekaterina Proshkina

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded three young scientists with the 2015 Presidential Prize in Science and Innovation, in a ceremony held at the Kremiln's Catherine Hall in Moscow, Wednesday.

Addressing the ceremony, Putin congratulated "the entire scientific community on your professional holiday, the Day of Russian Science, which was celebrated not long ago, on February 8." Putin encouraged the scientists "to continue scientific research, the development of talent", adding that Russia should move forward in the direction "to strengthen the economy, society, and defence of our state."

Among this year's winners was geneticist Yekaterina Proshkina, who was awarded for her contribution to the genetics of life span and ageing. Dmitry Kopchuk was awarded for the development of new luminescent and functional materials for molecular devices and Vladimir Stegailov was awarded for multiscale modelling of materials under extreme conditions.

The annual Presidential Prize in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists was established in 2008 including a 2.5 million roubles (€2,500, $3180) money prize.

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