The winners of the 2018 Russian Federation National Awards for outstanding achievements in science and technology, literature and the arts, and humanitarian work have been announced on the official website of the Russian President.
Academic Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies, academician, member of the Group of Strategic Vision “Russia – Islamic World” Vitaly Naumkin has been awarded for an outstanding contribution to Oriental studies (Arab and Islamic studies). His research has made a considerable contribution to social and humanitarian studies.
It is noted that Vitaly Naumkin has discovered in the archives and introduced into academic discourse unknown or little known documents that shed a new and occasionally unexpected light on past and present historical events.
This penetration into the classical Arab culture, combined with a deep understanding of modern processes under way in Islamic countries, has some extremely important and interesting applications in Russian diplomacy.
Vitaly Naumkin’s academic achievements and his unique experience are indispensable in Russian foreign policy decision-making.
The National Awards Ceremony will take place in the Kremlin on Russia Day, which is celebrated on June, 12.
The Press Service of the Strategic Vision Group “Russia – Islamic World”
Photo: official website of the Russian President