In the Academy of Sciences decided to award the title of Patriarch
The question on conferring the title of honorary Professor of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko removed from the agenda of the meeting of the Presidium of RAS on January 22. This information to the correspondent Indicator.Ru confirmed in the press service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
January 18 in the media with reference to the head of the press service of the Academy of Sciences Svetlana Popova appeared information about the decision to award to Patriarch Kirill the title of honorary Professor of Russian Academy of Sciences. She claimed that the Patriarch received it as “a great popularizer of science”. Then it was reported that at the meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences 22 Jan new honorary professors will present the Vice-President of the RAS Yuri Balega.
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Later in the day information appeared that the ceremony of recognition of the Patriarch honorary Professor postponed for uncertain term. Then it became known that the final decision is still pending, and the issue will be considered at the Presidium meeting on 22 January. In the final meeting agenda is sent out today, the points of voting for two new candidates for the honorary Professor of the wounds were excluded.
The title “honorary Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences” awarded by the Presidium of the Academy “outstanding figures of world culture, scientists, state and public figures who have made significant contributions to the development of science and civilization in ensuring mutual understanding and cooperation between peoples.” In particular, this title was awarded by former mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov and the previous Patriarch Alexy II.