Putin presented writer Daniil Granin

Putin presented writer Daniil Granin

STRELNA, 3 Jun — RIA Novosti. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has awarded the writer Daniil Granin state prize for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activities.

Daniil Granin is a recognized classic of Russian literature. Began to be published in 1949. His works include the novels “the Searchers,” “Going to storm,””,” novels and stories “Own opinion”, “the place for the monument”, “Unknown person”.

Hall gave a standing ovation to the writer a round of applause.

Handing over the prize, Putin recalled that Granin was the initiator of creation of the USSR’s first relief society in Leningrad.

“And now this movement involves tens of thousands of people”, — said the President.

In his works, according to Putin, Granin was thinking a lot about ethical and moral development of society, paying close attention to such human qualities as honesty and decency.

For outstanding achievements you are awarded the state prize of Russia. Thank you so much for everything! Congratulations.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation

“One of the phrases is the key, I think — goes like this: conscience is a small representation of God. This is really the main idea that always reminds you that at the core of our life, life should be based on values”, — Putin said.

Later, the press service of the Kremlin has sent the text of the decree on the award Granin.

“To award the State prize of the Russian Federation for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activities in 2016 and to assign honorary title of laureate of State prize of the Russian Federation for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activities Herman (Granin) Daniil Aleksandrovich, writer, public figure”, — the document says.

The state prize is awarded since 2006 to individuals, leading educational and peacekeeping activities, contributing to the adoption of intransient moral values, consolidating the society and have received wide public recognition in Russia.

The size of the prize is 5 million rubles. Over the years, laureates of the award became Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II, writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Valentin Rasputin, public figures, Valentina Tereshkova, and Yevgeny Primakov, composer Alexandra Pakhmutova, conductor Valery Gergiev, as well as the former President of France Jacques Chirac, king of Spain Juan Carlos I.