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The Kremlin would call Russian State Prize laureate

May 20 2008

Presidential Decree will be awarded three prizes in literature and art, three - in the field of natural sciences, humanities and technical sciences, and yet another award - for outstanding achievements in the field of humanitarian action.

State Prize of Russia became the official successor of the State Prize of the RSFSR. However, in 2004 at the initiative of Russian President's system of awarding government has been seriously altered.

In particular, the number of winners has decreased, and the State Prize itself became a kind of internal Russian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

For the ceremony, set to solemn state protocol, and selection of candidates takes place in several stages and is surrounded by a veil of secrecy.

Intrigue persists until the last day of the announcement of winners names that sounded only after the relevant presidential decree.

Nominations nominees represent the head of state of the Presidential Council for Science, Technology and Education and the Council for Culture and Arts.

Lists of candidates are determined in the "core" of the Council by secret ballot - each nominee must receive at least two-thirds.

In addition, the names of the candidates discussed by independent experts - to vote in the Presidential Council shall be made only names that have received two positive expert opinion.

Premium notes, as a rule, the personal merits of candidates.

However, if success in any sphere of activity achieved the efforts of several persons, the Prize may be awarded and the team, but no more than three people.

Laureate receives a certificate, plaque and cash award is not taxed.

Last year the award was about 5 million rubles, but it is possible that it can be indexed this year.

It is reported look.

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