Natalia Shmakov. Director of the Federal service for control over drug trafficking (FSKN) Russia Viktor Ivanov awarded a special prize of the jury of the XIV international prize "Giuseppe Sciacca" for their activities. The ceremony took place in Urbaniana Pontifical University in the Vatican on the first day weekend night.
the first time the award "Giuseppe Sciacca" was presented in 2001. It is given to personalities from the world of culture and religion, as well as representatives of civil society and state institutions for achievements in their field.
As emphasized by the organizers of the award Giuseppe Sciacca was a student of architecture. He died in 1986 at age 26, but during his short life the young man had already distinguished itself As a moral and generous man.
The head of the Federal drug control service of Russia was selected by the jury of this international prize for their work on the battle with drugs. As stressed in the motivation of the jury, " Viktor Ivanov heads the Russian service for control over turnover of narcotic substances, through the optimal battle organized crime, which not only leads to significant results in the Russian Federation, but is a model for other countries ".
Accepting the award, Ivanov expressed gratitude to the jury and the organizers for the awarding of honorary awards and quoted Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.
"Working in public office, I would wish to mention the words of the famous philosopher Vladimir Solovyov, who said that the main objective of the country is not to build Paradise on earth, but to prevent hell," He said.
together with Ivanov awards jury for state activity has received the Ambassador of Italy to the Holy see Daniele Mancini and the head of the parliamentary Department for security and control over activity of special services (COPASIR) Giacomo Stucchi.
in addition, prizes were awarded in such categories As " Economy ", " Culture ", " Missionary activities ", " Social work and volunteering ".
the main awards international award "Giuseppe Sciacca" award was a young Spaniard Carlos p?rez naval - wildlife photographer, who in 2014 at the age of 9 became the winner of the competition for the title of best photographer of wildlife, held by the London natural history Museum. Before him this award, for example, received in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI, and in 2013 - the Prodigy from the Ukraine Vitaliy Nechaev.