President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was awarded the Russian award "Person of the Year - 2016" in the nomination "International Relations", Zakon.kz reports.
The award was given to the head of state for outstanding achievements in international politics and the strengthening of the Eurasian Economic Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin was also nominated for this award, but in the State Activity nomination for strengthening the position of the Russian state.
According to riafan.ru, unfortunately, the heads of state were not able to attend the ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, so the awards of the Russian Biographical Institute will be presented to them in a special order.
It should be noted that in addition to Nazarbayev, one more person receives the award in the nomination "International Relations". “Russia and the People's Republic of China are linked by deep multilateral cooperation,” the host announces. “For outstanding achievements in international politics and the strengthening of friendly ties with Russia, the 2016 Man of the Year international award is presented to Chinese President Xi Jinping.”
In the category "Culture" the award was received by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky "for supporting Russian cinema and for the very successful holding of the Year of Cinema in Russia."
In the nomination "Best Film of the Year" the award was given to the film "28 Panfilov's Men". The film is dedicated to the feat of the Soviet soldiers of the 316th Rifle Division under the command of General Panfilov, formed in Alma-Ata.The creator of the film Andrey Shalyopa, receiving the award, also said that this award belongs to all those who took part in the work on the film, and this is a lot of people - “starting from those who made voluntary donations, and there are more than 30 thousand person, and ending with a huge film crew. Salopa noted that this is a precious reward, and he receives it with great joy on behalf of all these people.
The event was attended by politician, statesman, Member of the Board for Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tair Mansurov. He said that on October 4 in Astana, during the XIII Forum of Interregional Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia, Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev watched this film.