State Prize of the Russian Federation

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State Prize of the Russian Federation
Awarded for Outstanding contributions in (1) science and technology; (2) literature and arts; (3) humanitarian work
Country Russia
Presented by President of Russia
First awarded 1992
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The State Prize of the Russian Federation (Russian: Государственная Премия Российской Федерации; official translation in Russia: Russian Federation National Award) is a state honorary prize established in 1992 as the successor for the USSR State Prize following the breakup of the Soviet Union. In 2004 the rules for selection of laureates and the status of the award were significantly changed making them closer to such awards as the Nobel Prize or the Soviet Lenin Prize [1]

Every year seven prizes are awarded:

  • Three prizes in science and technology (according to newspaper Kommersant there was a fourth 2008 State Prize for Science and Technology awarded by a special decree of President Dmitri Medvedev but the name of the winner is kept secret because of the confidential character of the work [2]);
  • Three prizes in literature and the arts;
  • One prize for humanitarian work (established in 2005 [3]).

Only three prizes for humanitarian work have been awarded so far: to Patriarch Alexius II of the Russian Orthodox Church (2005),[4] to Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (2006)[5] and to French President Jacques Chirac (2007).[6]

The award consists of a cash prize amounting to 5 million Russian rubles (approximately $200,000), a medal and a certificate. If a number of coauthors equally contributed to a prize-winning work the prize is divided among no more than three authors.[1]

The prize is usually presented by the President of Russia in a ceremony held in the Kremlin.


The medal for the State Prize was developed by the artist Yevgeny Ukhnalyov (Евгений Ухналёв). The design is based on the Coat of arms of Russia. It shows a gold double-headed eagle with a scepter and a Globus cruciger with a red shield showing St. George with the dragon. The eagle is crowned by two small and one large crown and put on a silver wreath consisted of palm and laurel branches joined by a red ribbon. The design was adopted in 2005.[7]

Selected Laureates

Complete listings are available on Russian Wikipedia, For example: Laureates of the State Prize of the Russian Federation for 1992, , over 60 names of recipients.


Literature and the arts


Literature and the arts


Literature and the arts


Science and Technology



Literature and the arts


Literature and the arts


Literature and the arts
Science and Technology


Science and Technology
  • Alexei Fridman, V. Afanasiev, S. Dodonov, Anatolii Zasov, Valerij Polyachenko, Olga Silchenko, Evgenii Snezhkin, Oleg Khoruzhii - for prediction and discovery of new structures in spiral galaxies.


Science and Technology
Literature and the arts


Humanitarian work
Science and Technology
Literature and the arts


Humanitarian work
Science and Technology
Literature and the arts


Humanitarian work
Science and Technology
Literature and the arts



  • Yuri Oganessian for the opening of the new field of stability of superheavy elements.



  • Anatoly Derevyanko for outstanding discoveries and works in the field of ancient history in Eurasia and the formation of anatomically modern humans.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Order of President of Russian Federation N785 on reform of state awards 21 June 2004
  2. 2.0 2.1 Названы лауреаты Государственной премии РФ Kommersant 20 May 2008
  3. Президент России
  4. 4.0 4.1 Президент России
  5. 5.0 5.1 Президент России
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ширак стал лауреатом Государственной премии РФ (Russian)
  7. Soviet Heraldry (Russian)
  8. Yeltsin, Boris (2003-12-07). Указ Президента РФ от 7.12.1993 № 2120 (in Russian). Moscow: Официальный сайт Президента Российской Федерации. Retrieved 2009-10-03.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. (Russian) Президент Российской ФедерацииУКАЗ №779 от 27.05.1996 «О присуждении Государственных премий Российской Федерации в области литературы и искусства 1995 года». (President of RussiaUkaz #779 of 27.05.1996 On the awarding of State awards of the Russian Federation in the field of literature and the arts for 1995. ).
  10. "УКАЗ Президента РФ от 29.09.1999 N 1307 "О ПРИСУЖДЕНИИ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫХ ПРЕМИЙ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ 1999 ГОДА В ОБЛАСТИ НАУКИ И ТЕХНИКИ"".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11.Указ Президента РФ от 6.06.2001 № 655
  12. Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №572 от 10.06.2002 «О присуждении Государственных премий Российской Федерации в области литературы и искусства 2001 года». (President of RussiaUzaz #572 of 10 June 2002 On the awarding of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of literature and the arts for 2001. ).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Президент России
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Президент России
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Президент России
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Госпремии в области науки получили Владимир Арнольд и Андрей Зализняк
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Алисe Фрейндлих присудили Государственную премию

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