08 November 2011, Tuesday, 10:21
author: Dmitry Slezin
The ceremony of presentation of the VI national award “The Russian Citizen of the Year” has taken place in the conference-hall of the Russian President's Administration. The prize was adjudged to the fourfold Paralympic biathlon and cross-country ski race champion Irek Zaripov from Bashkortostan.
The award was presented to the sportsman by the General Secretary of the Russian Paralympic Committee, the State Duma deputy, the Paralympic cross-country ski race champion Michael Terentiev, the official site of the Paralympic committee reports.
This award is presented to the prominent activists of culture and art, sport and science, economics and authority – to all those, who contribute to glorification and prosperity of Russia.