State prizes for year 2012 awarded in Belarus
September 10, 2013
As many as 16 people have been awarded State Prizes of the Republic of Belarus for the year 2012. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed the relevant decree on 9 September, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA.
The decree bestowed three awards for achievements in science and technology, three for literature, arts, and architecture for works of scientific novelty and of considerable economic effectiveness or social importance for Belarus as well as those that have been widely recognized by the Belarusian society and the international community.
A state award for achievements in science and technology went to Mikhail Artemyev, Anatoly Lesnikovich, and Oleg Ivashkevich for a series of researches into new inorganic compounds and materials based on micro and nanosized particles, in particular, the acquisition, quality, and applications of such compounds. Over the course of 35 years the authors have synthetized over 100 new compounds that have found applications in various industries and various countries across the globe.
A state award for achievements in science and technology has been bestowed upon Leonid Tanin, Piotr Moiseyenko, and Nikolai Makarevich for the development and large-scale introduction of national means to protect documents, securities and particularly valuable objects using holographic methods. The team has worked out and introduced national solutions to protect securities against forgery. From the scientific point of view the work has advanced physical principles and has developed unique holographic technologies as an uncontested achievement of Belarusian researchers and engineers.
Apart from that, a state award for achievements in science and technology went to the work that involved the development and production of fourth-generation wheeled chassis and tractor trucks for military uses and dual uses. The author team consisting of Andrei Golovach, Yuri Nikolayev, and Yevgeny Gorko have created the foundation for starting the domestic production of special wheeled chassis and tractor trucks, which performance is considerably better than that of the previous generation vehicles.