The winners of international and special prizes of the 23rd national program “person of the year 2018”


For Ukraine, irrevocably elect their priorities, democratic values, it’s important to gain the attention and support of the international community, significant contribution of well-known figures on the international scale in the formation of Ukraine as a sovereign democratic state.

Ukrainians with sincere appreciate the support and comprehensive assistance to prominent foreign figures. An iconic embodiment of our deepest gratitude, has become an annual award, the special international award was established in 2001 within the framework of the national program “person of the year”.

Among the owners of these prestigious international awards – European leaders, religious leaders, diplomats, philanthropists and eminent representatives of world culture and art. They genuinely show care about the interests of the Ukrainian people, supporting his aspirations for independence and prosperity.

Equally sincere and persistent in their efforts to support, to help the Ukrainians and the current holders of international awards, whose names will be announced today.

And calling the names of the winners of international and special prizes of the 23rd of the program “person of the year 2018,” we on behalf of millions of Ukrainians pay tribute to the deepest respect.

In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Academic Council of nationwide program “Person of the year” the winners of international and special prizes of the 23rd national program “person of the year 2018” steel:

1. International award in the field of diplomacy – Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria in Ukraine , Hermine POPPELLER.

Austria was one of the first countries to recognize Ukraine after the Declaration of independence and opened its Embassy in Kiev. Austria quite convincingly present economically in Ukraine, Austrian financial institutions have been among the pioneers in the field of banking and insurance services in Ukraine and today are the largest foreign banking and insurance institutions. Austria is one of the largest investors in Ukraine, particularly Austrian investors have created more than 30 thousand jobs.

With the direct assistance of the Ambassador is actively developing cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Austria in the field of economy, investment, scientific and technical cooperation, culture and historic preservation.

8 February 2018, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited Austria on a working visit, during which he held bilateral talks, the Ukrainian President’s Federal President, Alexander van der Ballena and the newly elected Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

In March took place the official visit of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Alexander van der Bell. The intensity of the political dialogue is the best illustration of the active development of mutually beneficial partnership between our countries. The Foundation of our partnership and underpinned by economic indicators” – the trade turnover between our countries increased by 18.5%, reaching 1.2 billion U.S. dollars. At the same time, Ukrainian exports to Austria grew by 48%, which is the result of the entry into force of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Ukraine was visited by a large delegation of representatives of business circles, who accompanied President van der Bell – heads of the some forty Austrian companies interested in cooperation with Ukrainian partners in various industries – from pharmaceuticals to agriculture. Austrian President during his visit to Ukraine took part in two economic forums in Kiev and in Lviv, organized by the Austrian chamber of Commerce and chamber of Commerce and industry of Ukraine. Signed Agreements on cooperation in education, science and culture, as well as cooperation agreements between the Austrian and Ukrainian Universities.

4 September at a meeting of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurtz, agreed that 2019 in Austria was declared the year of Ukrainian culture.

2. International award for significant contribution to the development of partnership and friendly relations and economic relations with Ukraine extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of UAE in Ukraine, Salem Ahmed al-Kaaba

In 2018 our country celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the UAE. The two countries have signed about thirty bilateral agreements and memorandums. And for the last two years our bilateral relations have reached a new qualitative level of development in trade-economic, scientific-technical, defence, machine building, electro-technical and social spheres.

A dominant role in the development of Ukrainian-Emirati relations plays in intensive trade-economic cooperation. The trade turnover between Ukraine and the UAE increased by 28% and reached $ 950 million. U.S. exports of steel products amounted to more than $ 130 million. USA, a huge potential remains in the agricultural sector, and the growth of trade is due to the agricultural production – by 53%, memorandums on cooperation in space and aircraft industries, we have signed several very important documents, in particular, on the abolition of visas for citizens of Ukraine and the UAE, the agreement between the ministries of culture, a Memorandum of cooperation between the ministries of health.

Over the last year, sold more than 20 contacts of the heads of ministries and departments with their counterparts in the UAE. Ukraine was powerfully presented at major international exhibitions in the UAE – The Global Space Congress, IDEX, GulFood, Arab Health, Dubai Air Show, the BIG 5.

The visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the UAE confirmed the strong partnership between our countries. Vice-President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed three bilateral agreements: Memorandum on mutual understanding and mutual abolition of visa requirements between UAE and Ukraine, agreement on cooperation in the field of culture and a Memorandum of understanding in the field of space exploration.

Simultaneously with the development of interstate relations increased the number of flights between our countries (36 per week). Cultural and scientific cooperation was also marked fruitful development. With the direct assistance of the Embassy at the Institute of International relations of Kyiv national Taras Shevchenko University opened the Center for Arab studies.

3. International award in the field of culture and art – people’s artist of Kazakhstan Roza RYMBAEVA

Soviet and Kazakh singer, actress and teacher-Professor. People’s artist of Kazakh SSR (1986). Laureate of the State prize of Kazakhstan (2004).

The most popular singer came in 1977-1979, when she reached the finals of the festival “Song of the year” and was one of the ten best singers of the USSR in the hit parade “Sound track”.

From 1979 to the present time – the soloist of the Republican concert Association “Kazakhconcert” at the same time in 1995, combines the work of the teacher of the Kazakh Academy of arts. After T. Zhurgenov.

Roza Rymbaeva is a “Golden voice of Kazakhstan”, it is called “the singing Nightingale of Central Asia.” The voice of Rosa Rymbaeva klassificeret as a lyric soprano with a range of four octaves.

During his creative career he has released 18 solo albums.

The recipient of numerous awards and titles in the former USSR, Kazakhstan and other countries, including Bulgaria – “Grand Prix” of the festival “Golden Orpheus”, Poland – Special prize of the Polish Committee for television and radio festival “Sopot”, Turkey Grand Prix, the “Altin mikrofon”.

The singer frequently performs on tour today, her work is in demand both in Kazakhstan and abroad.

4. International award for outstanding contribution to the development of culture and arts of Ukraine , people’s artist of Belarus, head of the Belarusian vocal-instrumental ensemble “Syabry” Anatoly YARMOLENKO

The legendary Belarusian singer, the head of the Belarusian vocal-instrumental ensemble “Syabry”, national actor of Belarus. Born in Ukraine, in the town of Kozyatin.

Creativity Yarmolenko is inseparable from the creativity of the ensemble “Syabry”.

In 1985, artistic Director of the ensemble “Syabry” Anatoly Yarmolenko was awarded the title “Honored artist of the Byelorussian SSR”. A. Yarmolenko in the ensemble “Syabry” has participated in numerous festivals: “White nights”, “Kiev spring”, “Crimean dawns”, “Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk”, Belarus culture days in Moscow, Tallinn, Tashkent, Kiev, Riga, St. Petersburg, Alma-ATA etc. Anatoly Yarmolenko, as one of the soloists of the ensemble “Syabry”, a frequent guest of popular music and entertainment programs and television competitions “Wider circle”, “song of the year”, “Morning mail”, “Song of life”, “Slavic Bazaar”, etc.

Anatoly Yarmolenko with the song “Alesia”, “Pechki-Lavochki”, “You make too much noise, birch trees”, “Holidays” has reached the final of the popular television contest “Song of the year” (1981 to 2011).

Anatoly Yarmolenko come willingly with numerous concerts in Ukraine: in Kiev, Ukraine and his native city of Sochi.

Awarded the Order of Francysk Skaryna – “For significant personal contribution to the development of the national culture, preserve and promote the best of musical traditions”, the order of Friendship For his considerable contribution to the rapprochement and mutual enrichment of cultures of Nations and nationalities.

Sign of the highest piety are considered special personal prize, which is awarded to prominent representatives of the humanitarian sphere of activity, whose commitment to the humanistic ideas and whose contribution to the Treasury of spiritual values significantly influenced the humanization of our society. With exceptional dedication, they serve his cause and people, and their lives full of dignity and nobility. Under become those whose names are called special prizes:

– the great humanist and the ascetic, the most famous Ukrainian couturier Mikhail VORONIN “For the high style of life”,

an outstanding cardiac surgeon Gennady KNYSHOV – “fidelity to humanistic ideas and the enhancement of human values”

5. A special prize.M.Voronin “For the high style of life” – the Hero of Ukraine, people’s artist of USSR, people’s artist of the USSR, an outstanding theater and film actress Ada ROGOVTSEVA

He studied at the Kiev theatre Institute named after Ivan Karpenko-Kary. Since 1958, artist of the Kiev national academic theater of Russian drama named after Lesya Ukrainka, where he worked for over 35 years. Over 36 years of experience in it Rogovtseva played more than 50 roles. The artist has collaborated with many talented Directors. Among them was Edward Mitnitskiy in the Theater on the Left Bank, Roman Viktyuk, who appreciates a flair for the dramatic actress.

During his career, the actress starred in almost a hundred films of different genres, from vaudeville and ending dramas. The last film with the participation of Ada Rogovtseva “Ring with ruby”, production 2018.

Professor of National University of culture and teaches at the Kyiv theatrical Institute. I. K. Karpenko-Kary, as well as at the Kiev University of culture and arts at the Department of “broadcasters and leading TV programs”.

Hero of Ukraine (12 July 2007), awarded the Order “Sign of Honor” order of Princess Olga of III degree, the Order “For merits” of I degree and III degree, Order of Friendship for his great contribution to strengthening and developing Russian-Ukrainian cultural ties. Laureate of the State prize of the USSR them. Taras Shevchenko – for the performance of roles in productions of “the Cherry orchard” by A. Chekhov, “Hope” by Yuri Shcherbak, “Owner” M. qarayeva; the winner of the Theatrical prize “Kyiv Pectoral” for best actress (1997, for the play “the Deceived”), the laureate of Theatrical award “Kyiv Pectoral” for outstanding contribution to theatre arts (2004), laureate of the State award of Ukraine of Alexander Dovzhenko 2017.

6. A special prize. Gennady Knyshov “fidelity to humanistic ideas and the enhancement of human values”

Given the enormous personal contribution of the Hero of Ukraine, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, academician of the Academy of medical Sciences of Ukraine Gennady Knyshov to the development of Ukrainian health care system and the significant contribution to formation and development of the national program “person of the year”, the Highest Academic Council of the program “person of the year” decided on the establishment of an annual special prize. Gennady Knyshov “fidelity to humanistic ideas and the enhancement of universal values.”

Applicants for a special prize. Gennady Knyshov are considered well-known in the Ukrainian society and beyond the individual, the representatives of the humanitarian spheres of activity (medicine, culture, art, literature), as well as philanthropists, leaders of religious denominations whose devotion to humanistic ideas and whose contribution to the Treasury of spiritual values has significant influence on the humanization of our society.

The first winner of the special prize. Gennady Knyshov “fidelity to humanistic ideas and the enhancement of human values” for 2018 was NIKONENKO, Aleksandr Semenovich – the scientist, surgeon and the transplant coordinator, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, academician of National Academy of medical Sciences of Ukraine, doctor of medical Sciences, Professor, Honored worker of science and technique of Ukraine, Laureate of State prize of Ukraine in science and technology, rector of state institution “Zaporizhia medical Academy of postgraduate education of the Ministry of health of Ukraine”.

His academic achievements played a major role in the development of promising areas of transplantation, cardiovascular surgery, and endocrinology. Brilliant practitioner and specialist, he for the first time in Ukraine performed a successful heart transplant, and in 2011 at the same time conducted a liver transplant, kidney transplant and pancreas in diabetes mellitus.

The author of over 520 scientific papers, 4 monographs, 4 textbooks and 4 patents. For the first time in the world published the “Atlas of pathology of kidney transplants”, which is of great scientific and practical importance. Under the personal supervision completed 7 doctoral and 35 master’s theses, being completed 2 and 4 doctoral dissertations. Deputy Chairman of the Association of surgeons of Ukraine, member of Presidium of Association of vascular surgeons, Vice Chairman of the Association of cardiovascular surgeons of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Association of transplantologists of Ukraine.

Awarded the order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise V degree (2003), Honorary diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2006), order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV degree (2009), order them. N. Pirogov (2010), diploma of the Supreme Council of Ukraine (2011), medal. N. Amosova (2014). The holder of the title “person of the year-2004” in science.

7. Special prize of the newspaper “KP in Ukraine” “the Idol of Ukrainians,” Ukrainian composer, people’s artist of Ukraine, rector of Kyiv Institute of music named Rheingold Glier Alexander ZLOTNIK.

In the composer’s work is widely represented a variety of musical genres: over 2000 songs, the Opera-Duma, “Blind”, the ballet “Sulamith”, 17 musicals (among them the first Ukrainian musical “Equator”), symphonic, choral, instrumental and chamber-vocal works, about 50 tunes to films.

Central to the work of A. Zlotnik is a song based on Ukrainian folk melodies. Composer songs were performed by famous Ukrainian singers: Nazar Yaremchuk, Vasyl Zinkevych, Oksana Bilozir, Lily Sandulesa, Ivo Bobul, Svetlana and Vitaly Bilonozhko, Alla Kudlay, brothers Dmitri and Ivan Yaremchuk Nazariy Yaremchuk (Jr.), Pavel Zibrov, Natalia buchynska, Ekaterina Buzhinskaya.

Have received wide recognition in Ukraine and abroad cultural and educational activities A. Zlotnik. He is the initiator, organizer, jury member and chair of the jury of several international and national music competitions and festivals, among them such famous as: international violin competition. D. Oistrakh, “Slavic Bazaar”, “Step to the stars”, “Young Galicia”, “Song Vernissage”, “World of talents”, “Young guard” and others.

For many years engaged in an intensive social work; is a member of more than 10 influential associations, foundations, councils and associations, including the national Union of composers and filmmakers of Ukraine.

In 2018 A. Zlotnik, celebrated its 70th anniversary.

Professor Emeritus Longiuscula University (China), and Lviv national music Academy. N. In.Lysenko. Honorary doctor of the National music Academy of Ukraine named. P. I. Tchaikovsky. Winner of many national and international competitions and festivals. Creative, educational and social activities A. Zlotnik was awarded with the title Honored worker of arts of Ukraine (1996), people’s artist of Ukraine (1998), the prize “Maestro of the Ukrainian variety art” (1997), “the Firebird” (1998), “Success” (1999), “Golden pen” (Tavria games, 1999), an Honorary diploma “people’s Ambassador of Ukraine” (2009), state awards of Ukraine: the order “For merits” III and II degree, “Yaroslav the Wise” IV degree, “Nicholas”, “St. Svyatoslav” III. and a gold medal WIPO (Switzerland).

International and special awards for 2018 will be awarded to the recipients during the 23rd awards ceremony “person of the year 2018” to be held on 23 March 2019 at the National Opera of Ukraine.

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