Russian Geographical Society’s award presentation.

During the ceremony, Mr. Putin spoke briefly with two young geographers. Timofei Tsoi, aged 5, and Miroslav Oskirko, aged 9, took part in two TV programmes, where they demonstrated extraordinary geographical knowledge. Timofei Tsoi has learned the names of all of the world’s countries and their capitals and recognizes their flags, while Miroslav Oskirko has been dubbed “the person with satellite vision” for his ability to recognise any country in the world or any Russian region by its outlines on the map.
Later, the President visited an exhibition of works that won the RGO competition The Most Beautiful Country, which took place this year for the second time. Over 4.5 months, 23,000 photographers from Russia and abroad sent in more than 110,000 photos to the competition.
The Russian Geographical Society award recognises work in national geography, ecology, and preserving and popularising Russia’s natural, historical and cultural heritage. The award is presented once every two years and has international status. It was first presented in 2014.
Vladimir Putin - Geographical Society
Vladimir Putin - Geographical Society.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

Friends, let me say a bit more than would usually be said about this last category.
First of all, I want to take this opportunity, which does not come up so often, to thank everyone without exception who is practically involved in the Russian Geographical Society’s life, everyone who under this wonderful organisation’s aegis carries out scientific research, lectures, environmental monitoring, search work and expeditions, everyone working in all the different categories. Of course, I also thank those without whom these projects could not go ahead – the trustees.
You are all engaged in very important and tremendously interesting and fascinating work. Your work offers us examples of constructive and useful participation in our country’s life. I hope that the number of people taking up this kind of activity will keep growing.

Report on law enforcement monitoring in Russia

The report includes the results of work carried out to monitor enforcement of Constitutional Court decisions, European Court of Human Rights decisions, enforcement of decisions in the various branches of Russian legislation, including as concerns citizens’ participation in protecting public law and order, law and order in the Armed Forces, and enforcement of decisions in areas such as state regulation of use of Russia’s airspace, preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, local government, organization of civil service, management of federal property, healthcare, in particular prevention of non-infectious diseases, and preschool education.
A text of the report, along with appendices, is published on the Government legal website pravo.gov.ru.

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