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Russia submitted request to UNESCO for establishment of Mendeleev Prize

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Russia submitted request to UNESCO for establishment of Mendeleev Prize


10.09.2019

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Russia has applied to UNESCO with a proposal to establish a Dmitry Mendeleev Prize. The news was announced by Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. The prize is intended for talented young scientists, the winners will be able to get 250 thousand dollars, RIA Novosti writes.

This is the first time that Russia has filed an application of this kind with UNESCO, Medvedev said. It is assumed that the prize will be awarded for outstanding achievements in chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the prize and recognition at the international level will become a good springboard for young scientists in scientific activity.

The Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry opened earlier in St. Petersburg. It is being held for the twenty-first time and is the most important event of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. About three thousand scientists came to the Northern capital, including about three hundred foreign scientists, Nobel Prize winners.

The UN General Assembly declared 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by Dmitry Mendeleev. In honor of the famous Russian scientist, various events are held in Russia and in the world, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the creation of Mendeleev's Periodic Table.

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