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These awards are presented to citizens with disabilities for achievements in the field of art and culture, as well as to those who help people with disabilities.
The winners of the Nikolai Ostrovsky Moscow Mayor Awards have become known. Awards recognize people with disabilities for achievements in the arts and culture, as well as those who help people with disabilities.
Prizes are awarded in ten nominations, while in one nomination several prizes may be awarded, and in some – none. This year the winners are 10 people.
Prizes this time were not awarded in two nominations: “For outstanding achievements in the fine arts” and “For active work in the field of organizing joint recreation of children and youth with disabilities among peers who do not have such restrictions.”
Who became the winner:
– in the nomination “For Outstanding Achievements in the Performing Arts” the prize was awarded to Robert Fomin, an actor and director of the Moscow Theater of Mimics and Gesture;
– Tatyana Rik, a children’s writer, a member of the Russian Writers’ Union, became the winner in the nomination “For Outstanding Achievements in Literature and Publicism”;
– in the nomination “For Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Design and Fashion” the award was given to designer Svetlana Kozinova;
– in the nomination “For endurance, spiritual strength and significant achievements in various spheres of life” were awarded two prizes. One – to Vadim Chugunov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, leading researcher at the Institute of Computational Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after G.I. Marchuk, the second – to Alla Yanchenko, pediatrician, public figure of the All-Russian Society of Disabled People;
– in the nomination “For the popularization of a healthy lifestyle” the prize was awarded to Roman Novikov, a sambo trainer, a member of the sambo commission for disabled people in the International Sambo Federation, head of the commission for the development of sambo among athletes with visual impairments in the All-Russian Sambo Federation;
– Tamara Andronova, researcher, author of the scientific biography of Nikolai Ostrovsky “Too little left to live …”, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia became the winner in the nomination “For the popularization of the feat of life and creativity of the writer Nikolai Ostrovsky”;
– in the nomination “For a significant contribution to the creation of conditions for the comprehensive development of people with disabilities in the field of culture and art” were awarded two prizes. One – to Galina Aleshina, artist-sculptor, head of the Moscow City Inclusive Creative Studio “Clay Fairy Tale”, the second – to Antonina Steinberg, creator and leader of projects to support people with autism spectrum disorders and Asperger’s syndrome, participant in inclusive museum projects;
– Natalia Agafonova, Chairman of the Board of the Interregional Sports Public Organization for Disabled People “VEKTOR”, which is engaged in the development of a paralympic sport – sitting volleyball, became the winner in the nomination “For active social activities in the field of supporting persons with disabilities and recognizing their achievements”.
All winners will receive a cash prize of 150 thousand rubles and an award kit chosen by the participants of the “Active Citizen” project. The kit was finalized by Georgy Vilinbakhov, Chairman of the Heraldic Council under the President of the Russian Federation.
How volunteers help people with disabilities
The Nikolai Ostrovsky Moscow Mayor Prize has been awarded since 2018. Their main tasks are to draw attention to people with disabilities, encourage them for achievements and motivate them for new ones, and contribute to the socio-cultural integration of people with disabilities.
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