ASI Director receives government award

ASI director Elena Topoleva receives Russian Government Media Award for 2019

Elena Topoleva, Director of the Agency for Social Information, has received an award for her coverage and analysis of civil society structures and her contribution to the development of philanthropy in Russia.

The decision to publicly recognise her work was made by the Russian government on the basis of proposals submitted by the Council for Government Media Awards. The prize celebrates individuals who have distinguished themselves creatively and professionally, and also awards media outlets.

On 26 December 2019, the government announced 10 media awards, each to the value of 1 million roubles.

Elena Topoleva received an expression of thanks from the President for organising and convening Year of the Volunteer in the Russia Federation.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin also awarded the Order of Honour to Igor Chestin, director of the World Wide Fund for Nature.


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