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Second Vorontsov Honorary Medals Awards Ceremony held in Odesa
May 20 2013, 15:55

The II Annual Awards Ceremony of the Honorary Medal of the Governor-General Mikhail Vorontsov was held 17 May in the Great Hall of the Bristol Hotel in Odesa.

The award ceremony was attended by the Chairman of the Odesa Regional State Administration Eduard Matviychuk; the Chairman of the Odesa Regional Council Mykola Pundyk; Odesa Mayor Oleksiy Kostusev; President of Moldova (1996-2001) Petru Lucinschi; people's deputy of Ukraine Sergiy Grinevetsky; the Odesa City Council Secretary Oleg Bryndak; Metropolitan of Odesa and Izmail Agathangelus; representatives of the diplomatic corps, presented in Odesa; people's deputies of Ukraine; deputies of the city and regional councils, heads of departments of the Odesa Regional State Administration; the chairmen of the standing committees of the Odesa Regional Council, representatives of law enforcement agencies, artists and others.

By the decision of the advisory council, Metropolitan of Odesa and Izmail Agathangelus was awarded the Mikhail Vorontsov Honorary Medal for the personal contribution to the preservation and augmentation of historical and cultural heritage of Odesa Region, spiritual rapprochement between peoples, strengthening of peace and ethnic harmony in the region.

The General Director of PJSC Odeskabel Mr. Dmitry Iorgachev was awarded a medal for the development of a large modern high-tech enterprise, leadership mastery, rise of the image and reputation of the Odesa region in the international space.

The General Director of Interhim Anatoly Roeder was awarded a medal for «the creation of a powerful modern pharmaceutical school, high standards of quality and innovative course of Interhim concern.

People's Artist of the Russian Federation Yuri Stoyanov was awarded a medal for the preserving of the humor and artistry traditions of Odesa, the glorification of the high rank of Odessites in the international cultural space.

INFORMATION: The Mikhail Vorontsov Honorary Medal for Special Contribution to Development of Odesa Region has been established on the occasion of the Day of Odesa Region as a symbol of public acknowledgement of their services to Odesa Region. It is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the development of Odesa Region as well as for acts facilitating the rebirth of its spirituality.

The Award was named after His Serene Highness, Field-Marshal-General, Prince Mikhail Vorontsov, who is truly considered to be one of the most reputable person of our area. The time with him being in office for over thirty years, from 1825 to 1856, is often called Odesas Golden Age. It is Mikhail Vorontsovs 230th Anniversary in 2012.

The award is a medal, made of sterling (925) silver, it has a round shape of 70 mm in diameter. The obverse of the medal displays a bás-relief of Mikhail Vorontsov with a banner in the background. Alongside the upper edge there is an inscription General-Governor Mikhail Vorontsov in the Russian language. The reverse of the Medal displays a contour of the map of Odesa Region in the background with the Vorontsov Lighthouse and an inscription For the contribution to development of Odesa Region in the front, in the lower part there is a ribbon with the official motto of the Vorontsov family Semper immota fides in Latin (Faith is always firm).

The Founder of the Award is the Analytical News Agency Context-Prichernomorie an independent, non-governmental media organization.

The aim of the Award is to recognize publically the services and personal achievements as far as the development of Odesa Region is concerned, to determine their leadership in different spheres of life, to stimulate people to reach new heights and demonstrate their examples for coming generations to follow.


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