The special ceremony of awarding the laureates of the Highest Legal Prize "Lawyer of the Year", established by the Decree of the President of Russia dated October 8, 2009, took place in the Zaryadye Moscow Concert Hall. The event is timed to coincide with Lawyer's Day and is annually organized by the Russian Bar Association.
The high award is traditionally given to lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the formation of a rule of Law State, strengthening the rule of Law and Order, protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens, and developing legal science.
Mr. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, took part in the special ceremony.
The Guests of Honor of the ceremony were: Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation K.A. Chuichenko, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation T.N. Moskalkova, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation E.A. Pamfilova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation K.I. Kosachev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation A.D. Zhukov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation S.I. Neverov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation P.V. Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia V.S. Gruzdev, Chairman of the Association of Lawyers of Russia S.V. Stepashin.
Mr. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin was awarded in the Human Rights Activity nomination, which was presented to him by Mr. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, noting the merits of the Head of the Department for the protection of citizens' rights.
The Head of the Russian Investigative Committee congratulated all lawyers on their professional holiday and first of all he thanked the teaching staff of the Leningrad State University (now St. Petersburg State University), who passed on not only legal knowledge, theory and practice, but also love for the Motherland, a sense of duty and high responsibility.
In his speech, the Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee also thanked his Colleagues from other Law Enforcement Agencies assisting the investigation in investigating the crimes committed by the Kiev regime, and he noted that today more than 700 Investigators, Forensic Specialists and Experts of the Russian Investigative Committee are working on the territories affected by shelling.
Concluding the speech, Mr. A.I. Bastrykin stressed: "The Investigative Committee of Russia will always stand guard over the Rule of Law, humanity and the Triumph of Justice!"
Mr. A.I. Bastrykin also took part in the launch ceremony of the sixth All-Russian legal (legal) dictation. Together with his colleagues, he pressed the symbolic start button for the dictation, in which citizens from all over the world take part every year, the total number of participants has already approached a million.
In the "Development of Legislation" nomination, the prize was awarded to Mr. A.V. Loginov, Secretary of State - Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation. The winner of the award in the "Legal Education" nomination was Mr. A.G. Zvyagintsev, Deputy Director of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, jurist, figure in the Prosecutor's Office, writer and historian. Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Ms. G.F. Ruchkina became the winner of the award in the "Legal education and upbringing" nomination. Mr. V.A. Vaypan, Chairman of the Council of the Moscow Regional Branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, was awarded in the nomination "For Contribution to Legal Science".
The prize in the special nomination "For the Protection of Social and Labor Rights of Citizens" was awarded to Mr. A.M. Serko, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief; Mr. S.P. Bulavin, Member of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation; Mr. N.A. Melnikov, Chairman of the Smolensk Regional Chamber of Notaries. In addition, the medal named after O.E. Kutafin "For merits in jurisprudence" was awarded to Mr. V.V. Blazheev - Rector of the Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafin.