AGT communication Agency conducted a ceremony of awarding the prize "For devotion to science"

13 February 2017

AGT communication Agency conducted a ceremony of awarding the prize "For devotion to science"

A solemn award ceremony of "fidelity to science"took place in Moscow in the Russian science Day. The operator of the ceremony is the communications Agency AGT. The award was established by the Ministry of education to encourage the best educators of Russia.

AGT Agency provided the activity of the organizing Committee of the award, including selection and evaluation of participants ' applications. The list of finalists was announced at the organized in the TASS press conference.

The award ceremony was traditionally held at the International house of music in Moscow. Press center of the ceremony held accreditation of about 150 journalists. About 300 scientists were the guests of the festival, including guests of honor: Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilieva, the rector of Moscow state M. V. Lomonosov University - Victor Sadovnichy, head of the Federal Agency for scientific organisations Mikhail Kotyukov, Vice-President of Skoltech Alexander Safonov, an astrophysicist and popularizer Sergei Popov, a leading telecompany "Umniki I umnitsy" Yuri Vyazemsky and others. The evening finished by the jazz concert of Igor Butman's orchestra.

This year for the first time in the ceremony were involved in a specially designed telescopic screens that broadcast videos about the achievements of Russian science and the award winners. The special element of the ceremony was a robot by remote control went to the scene to present the nomination "anti-Award" for the dissemination of pseudo-scientific information.

Also, the first time, Russian Public television became the partner of the award, including organization of a full shot of the ceremony. A translation will take place on 18-th of February on "OTP" channel.

The "ceremony "For devotion to science" is an important event for the scientific community. It is a grate responsibility to be the organizer, as every guest of the holiday is an important person in the world of science and in the media. We tried to create conditions, so that the prize ceremony has become a platform for dialogue between scientists, journalists, business and society.

A special attention was devoted to maximum level of media attention for the results of the award," said Nadezhda Malkina, Director of social communications of AGT.

Medialaboratoriya AGT prepared longreed about the winners of the award "For loyalty to science" in 2016.

All-Russian prize "For devotion to science" established by the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation to encourage journalists, academics and representatives of businesses that have made an important contribution to the development of Russian science and its coverage.