The award ceremony of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Prize award ceremony has taken place in Moscow. This year, the literary prize went to Vladimir Yenisherlov, chief editor of the Our Heritage (Nashe Nasledie) magazine.
“Please accept my most sincere congratulations,” said Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Culture Department Alexander Kibovsky. “I wish you many years of creative work so that your readership would expand and include more people who can understand and appreciate the heritage presented on the pages of your wonderful magazine.”
This year, the Solzhenitsyn Prize marks its 20th anniversary. The writer himself founded it in 1997. In 1998, it was first awarded to philologist and linguist, academician Vladimir Toporov. Over the years, the prize winners have included writers, critics, literary researchers, philosophers, directors and artists. Late writers Konstantin Vorobyov and Viktor Astafyev were also among the prize holders.