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In Sweden, began Nobel Week

December 5 2007
06:20

The traditional Nobel week, culminating awards ceremony in 2007 on 10 December in Stockholm and Oslo, begins Wednesday in the Swedish capital. Nobel laureates begin arriving in Stockholm on Wednesday, December 5, a spokesman of the Nobel Foundation.

In the following days, according to the fund will meet the winners of the journalists, the traditional lecture and rehearsal of the Nobel Peace Prize. Among the winners this year - 11 people and one organization.

Two winners will not participate in the ceremony of the prestigious awards - a winner for literature, Doris Lessing, British writer and one of the winner in Economics, established by the Swedish state-owned bank in memory of Alfred Nobel, a scientist from the U.S., Leonid Gurvich.

As the representative of the Nobel Foundation, the absence in Stockholm, Leonid Gurvich due to advanced age of the scientist. He was born in 1917 and is the oldest among the current Nobel laureates.

Doris Lessing will not attend the ceremony for health reasons, according to RIA Novosti.

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