Russian National Historical-literary Prize "Alexander Nevsky" is Open for a New Year of Competition

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Russian National historical-literary prize "Alexander Nevsky" was established by JSC "Taleon" (General director – Alexander Ebralidze) and Russian Union of Writers (Chairman – Valery Ganichev) in 2004. Awarding biographic literature and memorial museum projects, dedicated to outstanding personalities of Russian history, the prize “Alexander Nevsky” starts its new year of competition.

"Alexander Nevsky" includes 2 awards: literature and historical writing and museum memorial projects, dedicated to outstanding personalities of Russian history.

Russian National historical-literary prize "Alexander Nevsky" was established by JSC "Taleon" (General director – Alexander Ebralidze) and Russian Union of Writers (Chairman – Valery Ganichev) in 2004. During last seven years “Alexander Nevsky” has become a respectful institute reviewing contemporary and historical Russian literature. The prize made its own contribution to the overcoming of the crisis of Russian literature and science in nineties. Nowadays Russia faces another crisis – leakage of the moral and spiritual values, embracing the whole society from top to bottom. Therefore the founders of “Alexander Nevsky” hope that ideals and moral principles of heroes of Russian history would become a moral pattern for present-day public-figures.

During last 7 years dozens of outstanding writers, literati, historians, cultural workers, statesmen, public and cultural figures became the laureates of Russian National historical-literary prize “Alexander Nevsky”, among them: Anastasia Shirinskaya – legendary woman, who managed to save heritage of the last moorage of the Imperial Black sea Fleet in Bizerte (Tunisia), Pyotr Stegniy – Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Israel, Boris Tarasov – rector of Maxim Gorky Literature Institute, Aza Takho-Godi – professor, doctor of philological Science, widow of famous Russian philosopher Alexey Losev, Ilya Glazunov – famous painter, member of Russian Academy of Arts, founder and rector of Russian Fine Arts Academy, Andrey Sakharov – director of Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Science. Museum workers award list includes both major museums: “Kizhi”, “Pavlovsk”, “Khmelita”, “ "Borodino Battlefield” and small ones: house-museum of John Kronshtadsky, museums of Far-Eastern Technological University (Vladivostok), Museum of Russian script of O.N. Trubachev (Volgograd).

The main aim of the founders lies in revival of the interest  in Russian history among Russian and international community and popularization of historical literature and memorial museums. This initiative is widely supported by outstanding public figures, famous historical scientists, heads of  major publishing houses and directors of the leading Russian museums.
The nominates can apply till 12th of June, 2012 , the awarding ceremony coincided with Saint Alexander Nevsky day will take place on 12th of September.
The bonus fund totals 1 800 000 rubles.

Contacts:
organizing committee:
Chief: Marina Guseva
T./f.: +74957754431/32, Elena Doperchuk, Oksana Vlasova
Address: 101000 Russia, Moscow, PO Box № 720
http://www.alexander-nevsky.ru

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