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On February 4, 2014 the Russian International Affairs Council hosted the award ceremony for winners (see complete list at of the 2nd Russian Contest of Young Foreign Affairs Journalists organized together with the “International Affairs” journal and the Russian Union of Journalists. Winners were chosen by the Jury chaired by RAS Full Member Eugeny Primakov, Member of RAS Presidium. Other members included RIAC President Igor Ivanov; RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov; Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor–in–Chief of Russia in Global Affairs journal and President of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Valentin Zorin, political observer of The Voice of Russia radio; and Pyotr Stegny Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

On February 4, 2014 the Russian International Affairs Council hosted the award ceremony for winners (see complete list) the 2nd Russian Contest of Young Foreign Affairs Journalists organized together with the “International Affairs” journal and the Russian Union of Journalists. The winners of the contests are:

Best Analytical Article on International Relations:

First Prize – Yulia Sveshnikova (Iranian Atom: Will It Lead to a War)

Second Prize – Dhruti Shah (Culture Wars: Why Attack Heritage?)

Second Prize – Gevorg Mirzayan (The Revolution Went Berserk)

Best Report on International Relations:

First Prize – Anastasia Popova (The War in Syria: the Rebels Have Become More Compliant)

Second Prize – Diana Khachatryan (Sahara Libre)

Third prize – Margarita Potekhina (Photo Youth. The Art of Boundary Crossing)

Best Interview on International Relations:

Second Prize – Elena Chernenko (Our Partners Flipped and Flopped. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Resolution on Syria and Relations with the U.S.)

Third Prize – Olga Bogdanova (So That's What We Agreed upon…)

The Jury withheld the First Prize in this nomination.

Winners were chosen by the Jury chaired by RAS Full Member Eugeny Primakov, Member of RAS Presidium. Other members included RIAC President Igor Ivanov; RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov; Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor–in–Chief of Russia in Global Affairs journal and President of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Valentin Zorin, political observer of The Voice of Russia radio; and Pyotr Stegny Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

RIAC congratulates the winners and wishes them professional achievements.

Background: The 2nd Young Foreign Affairs Journalists Contest received 117 applications (32 percent more than last year), more than a half of them from Moscow and St. Petersburg. Other applications were received from Great Britain, the United States, Austria, Kazakhstan, Belarus, France and Belgium.

RIAC Holds Foreign Affairs Journalists Contest Awards Ceremony

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