Juliana Grebennikov. Cavers from 10 countries and Russian projects in the field of national geography, ecology, conservation and promotion of natural, historical and cultural heritage were Winners of the national award " Crystal compass ", is reported in the report of the organizers.
in Sochi for the third time awarded the national award " Crystal compass ", the first in the field of national geography, ecology, conservation and promotion of natural, historical and cultural heritage of Russia. The winners were selected in 10 categories. They were scientists not only from Russia but also in Europe and South America.
"Just this year, the organizing Committee received 170 projects from 75 cities and towns of Russia, the ten countries in the world. Nomination "the Journey and the expedition won caver Gennady Samokhin, Ukrainian speleological Association under the leadership of Yuri Kassian, Cavers Spain, France, Israel, Poland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia the project" Underground pole of the Planet " - said in the report.
Winners in other nominations were the projects from Russia. Informational-educational portal Geosnews. Ru became the 1st in the category " Education ". Best social awareness project for the conservation of natural, historical and cultural heritage acknowledged the Project " Cossack island - a tribute to the ancestors ". The best edition was an ethnic Atlas of the Stavropol territory. The project " Russia, my love!" took 1st place in the nomination " the Best coverage in mass media ". The award of "Photographs" Project received the " Former Soviet republics ".
The main scientific achievement of the year is recognized as a comprehensive study of avalanches, debris flows and snow cover in the low, middle and on the sea coast of Sakhalin island, the Kuril Islands, Transbaikalia and the Western Caucasus. Best regional project of the jury recognized the Project " Conservation Orenburg ". In the category "citizenship" became the strongest of the Project " Tatarstan at their fingertips ", and "public respect" Project " Unique monuments of nature, extinguishing, and Organization ".
The organizers of the award are the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian geographical society and corporate Association " Gazprom Kuban ". Winners are chosen by an expert Council, which includes prominent scientists, public figures, representatives of business and state authorities.
Among them was Vladimir Kotlyakov, Artur Chilingarov, Yuri Vorobiev, Nikolay Drozdov, Alexander Frolov, Oleg Aksyutin, Viktor Savinykh, Anastasia Chernobrovkina, Vitaly Sundakov, Yuri Efremov, Sergey Dudko and others. The winner in the nomination "public respect" is determined according to the results of Internet voting.