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RAS President granted with UNESCO medal for significant contribution to science

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RAS President granted with UNESCO medal for significant contribution to science


23.11.2018


The President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Sergeev was granted with UNESCO medal for significant personal contribution to nanoscience and nanotechnologies, RIA Novosti reports. The solemn award ceremony took place at the UNESCO headquarters in the French capital.

RAS Deputy President Vladimir Chekhonin and the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Andrei Fursenko were awarded as well. Medals were given to scientists from France, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Austria, Kazakhstan and Australia. The annual award ceremony was conducted for the 8th time.

According to Alexander Sergeev, the cooperation between scientists from different countries becomes more valuable during crisis on political arena. He is sure that scientific bridges have to build more actively, while other bridges are starting to deteriorate.

The fact that three Russians received  such prestigious awards shows that UNESCO supports building strong scientific bridges,  Sergeev shared. The RAS President added that one of the key activities of the Academy is coherent use of science diplomacy.


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