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The literary men were awarded a half million rubles prize named after Arsenyev

The literary men were awarded a half million rubles prize named after Arsenyev

On the 13 of December, as part of the events of the “Days of the Far East in Moscow”, in the building of the Russian Cultural Foundation, the awarding ceremony of the winners of the All-Russian Literary Prize “Far East” named after V.K. Arsenyev. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov, Chairman of the Jury Award, State Duma deputy, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Culture Sergey Shargunov.

As noted by Yuri Trutnev, “every person, when talking about himself, about his childhood, says that he was brought up on some books. Everyone will agree that books make us kinder, or vice versa. So, they make our life better or more successful, or vice versa. Therefore, your contribution to the way people live in Russia, in the Far East, it seems to me very important. Thank you all!"

The shortlist of the prize, which was announced on November 30, included 9 works in three categories: “Long Prose”, “Short Prose”, “Prose for Children”. Three novels, three novels, and also three works for children claimed for the Prize.

“Long Prose” was represented by the following works: “Maxim Ammosov” by Oleg Sidorov; “Sakhalin Island” by Eduard Verkin; "Wind rose" by Andrey Gelasimov. The winner was Andrei Gelasimov. The prize was handed over to the winner by Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District.

The short list of “Short prose” was as follows: “When Chita was Siberian Moscow” by Irina Barinova; “Honest people”, “Bulls Cape” by Anatoly Sleptsov; "Prisoners of the taiga" by Andrei Tomilov. The winner was Anatoly Sleptsov. The prize was awarded to the winner by the Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexander Kozlov.

The jury members had to make a difficult choice in the nomination "Children's Prose". She was presented by the books “The Adventures of Katya and Mark in the Magic World of Children's Dreams” by Igor Yanchuk; “The whale is sailing north” by Anastasia Strokina; "Fairy Yakutia" by Alexandra Agafonova. The winner was Anastasia Strokina with the work "The whale swims to the north." The winner was awarded by the chairman of the Prize jury, State Duma deputy, deputy chairman of the Committee on Culture Sergey Shargunov.

Two writers were awarded special nominations for the literary prize "Far East" named after VC. Arsenyev. Special award "For contribution to the development of the Far East" from the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev received Vladimir Serkin. Vasily Avchenko received a special nomination “For Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Culture of the Far East” from the Governor of Primorsky Territory Oleg Kozhemyako.

Each of the winners received 500 thousand rubles.

The jury consists of eleven people, cultural figures from the European and Pacific parts of Russia: prose writer, curator of the National Bestseller prize Vadim Leventhal; writer Olga Pogodina-Kuzmina; writer Lev Danilkin; Rector of the Literary Institute. M. Gorky Alexey Varlamov; writer Eugene Vodolazkin; children's poet Anastasia Orlova; children's writer Yuri Nechiporenko; critic Andrei Rudalev; the head of the publishing house “Rubezh” Alexander Kolesov; Director of the Museum-Reserve "Vladivostok Fortress" Victor Shalai; writer, State Duma deputy Sergei Shargunov, chairman of the jury.

The aim of the Prize is to popularize the work of contemporary authors writing about the Far East. The prize was established on the initiative of Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District.

Recall, “Days of the Far East in Moscow” are held for the third year in a row. A series of events combined the launch of a special branded train "Far East Express" in the Moscow metro, "Far East Fair" on Novy Arbat, the Far East Festival at the Expocenter. The awards ceremony for the Star of the Far East public business award was also held. The organizers of the Days of the Far East are the Office of the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District and the Ministry of Development of the Far East and the Arctic with the support of the Moscow government.


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