On November 16, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the ceremony of awarding the awards in memory of Metropolitan Makarii (Bulgakov) of Moscow and Kolomna in the field of humanities in 2023.
By tradition, the ceremony took place in the conference hall of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Makariev Foundation, addressed the audience with a brief welcoming speech and announced the opening of the Makariev Awards ceremony.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the participants of the solemn act.
Then the participants of the ceremony were greeted by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician G.Ya. Krasnikov.
Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow A.N. Gorbenko announced the greeting of the Mayor of Moscow S.S. Sobyanin.
Also, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation A.Y. Kuznetsova addressed the audience.
Metropolitan Vikenty informed that the Makariev Foundation received greetings from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District I.O. Shchegolev, President of the Russian Academy of Education O.Y. Vasilyeva, Chairman of the Commission on Demography, Protection of Family, Children and Traditional Family Values of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Director General of the ANO "Institute of Scientific and Public Expertise" S.I. Rybalchenko.
A report on the work of the Expert Council was made by the Chairman of the Expert Council for Prizes in the Field of Humanities, the President of the Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences S.P. Karpov.
He said that the acceptance of essays was carried out from February 1, 2022 to May 15, 2023, 71 works were submitted to the competition. The competition was attended by 28 doctors of sciences and 26 candidates of sciences, 12 clergymen.
The submitted works were distributed in seven nominations as follows: "History of the Orthodox Church" — 21 works; "History of Russia and the Russian diaspora" — 16 works; "History of Moscow and historical local lore" — 12 works; "History of Orthodox countries and peoples" — 5 works; "Textbook or textbook that contribute to science in one of the existing nominations" — 7 works; "For achievements in the popularization of scientific and historical knowledge and for contribution to the reliable presentation of history" - 7 works; "History of Christian archaeology and art" — 3 works.
At the last final meeting of the Expert Council, held on July 3, 32 works were selected that received the highest ratings from reviewers and members of the Expert Council.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presented the awards — the diploma of the laureate and the medal of Metropolitan Macarius — to the winners of the Macarius Prizes in the field of humanities in 2023.
Photo – Sergey Vlasov