Russian Science Medal “Symbol of Science” Established
Nonprofit partnership "Mir Nauki" (World of Science) has recently announced about establishing new Russian science award – "Symbol of Science" medal. This annual award will go to citizens of Russia and other countries, as well as Russian and international think-tanks for harmonious combination of rational, esthetic and ethic basis and creation and realization of ideal images of scientists and science either in scientific activities or popularizing science. "Symbol of Science" medals will be awarded in several nominations. Six medals go for "Scientist" category (among representatives of natural sciences, social sciences, research-on-research, semiotic studies, philosophy and application development), as well as one medal goes for each of following categories: "Man of art", "Mass-media person", "Statesman", "Businessman" and "Public man". Medals will be awarded according to the Steering Committee decision based upon preferential voting of Expert Council, which consists of leading experts in various fields – scientists, journalists and public figures. First award ceremony is scheduled for the Day of Russian Science usually celebrated on February 8 every year.