Russian President Vladimir Putin in celebration of Spring and Labour for the first time in the history of Russia presents gold medals and certificates conferring the title "Hero of Labour" five Russians: Maestro Valery Gergiev, the famous neurosurgeon Alexander Konovalov and three workers.
The solemn ceremony of awarding the title is held in the Konstantin Palace outside St. Petersburg.
The decree on the establishment of the title "Hero of Labour" Putin signed March 29, 2013. Honored with the title of the citizens of the Russian Federation for the special employment services to the state and the people associated with the achievement of outstanding results in public, social and economic activities. Gold medal "Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation" is worn on the left side of the chest above the other state awards. It weighs 15 grams and gold of the highest standard (14.5 grams).
Russian conductor, People's Artist of Russia, Director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev is one of the greatest conductors in the world. He trained a galaxy of world-class artists, much of his work is dedicated to supporting young artists, bands and talented Russian artists.
The title of "Hero of Labour" also honored mechanic with 38 years experience Yuri Konov. He is one of the leading specialists of OOO "Russian-Agro", began his career on the farm "Memory of Lenin" at 20 years of age. For success in work has received a number of state and departmental awards. One of the first in the area began to use ordinary farming technologies, enabling each year to obtain high yields of sugar beet and sunflower.
Labor became a hero and a leading Russian specialist in neurosurgery and RAMS academician, director of the Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery Alexander Konovalov. The representative of the Medical Dynasty at the Institute of Neurosurgery, Konovalov has gone from intern to the director. Under his leadership the institute became one of the largest in the world, has firmly taken the lead position as the scientific, medical and neurosurgical facility. He personally operated on more than 10,000 patients with the most complex neurosurgical pathology, implemented the practice microneurosurgery.
Machinist gornovyemochnyh machines of mine "Kotinskaya" Kemerovo Oblast Vladimir Melnik and expert-turner of the sixth category of instrument-making plant in the Chelyabinsk region, Konstantin Chumanov also awarded the title "Hero of Labour". In April 2006, Miller's team for the month produced 470.1 million tons of coal, and by the end of the year for the first time in the history of the Russian coal industry held a recess 4.1 million tons of coal from one longwall.
Chumanova rationalization proposals to change the technology of magnets from hard-alloy steel has reduced the complexity of their production by 100 times. He, along with engineers offers original methods and techniques of turning using a special cutting tool.