SOCHI, October 16. / Tass /. The British historian Dominic Lieven, specialized in Russia, has become the winner of the Valdai International Discussion Club prize. The solemn ceremony, which took place on Monday in the margins of the four-day meeting of this authoritative forum in Sochi, brought together prominent Russian and foreign political scientists and experts, the TASS correspondent reports.
As the organizers explained, the prize Liven was awarded "for extraordinary scientific achievements in the study of the history of Russia, for a new and original look at its performance in the imperial period, as well as an important role in understanding the root causes of the Russian revolution and the fall of the Russian empire. "
According to the chairman of the board "Valdai" Andrei Bystritsky, the prize is intended to inform everyone about the performance of the club members.
In addition, the director of the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Carleton University (Ottawa) Peter Dutkevich became the owner of a special prize for an excellent contribution to the work of this dialogue platform. The prize was awarded to him by the assistant of the President of Russia, Andrei Fursenko.
The 15th meeting of the international Valdai Discussion Club opened in Sochi on Monday. This year, participants in the event will largely focus on the Russian agenda, the main theme: "Russia: a program for the twenty-first century". Forume experts gave a presentation of the "Life in a Crumbling World" report for the event.
The Valdai Club was founded in 2004. In recent years, more than a thousand representatives from the scientific community of 71 countries have participated in her work. At the annual meetings, participants traditionally meet the Russian president and other top officials of the country.