On the eve of the Republic Day the Head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov signed the Decree on the “Honorary Citizen of the Republic of Karelia”.
In 2021, three residents of the region were awarded this title. The decision was made on the basis of the recommendations of the Republican Commission for State Awards.
Viktor Nikolaevich Vasiliev, Professor, Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Honored Scientist of the Republic, Deputy Director of the Karelian Regional Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Petrozavodsk State University, has become an Honorary Citizen of Karelia. Viktor Vasiliev received the title of “Honorary Citizen” for his special contribution to the development of science and higher education in Karelia.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, People’s and Honored Doctor of the Republic, Head of the Course of Critical and Respiratory Medicine at the Medical Institute of PetrSU Anatoly Petrovich Zilber was awarded the title “Honorary Citizen of the Republic of Karelia” for outstanding services in the development of healthcare, training highly qualified specialists for medical institutions of Karelia, as well as long-term fruitful scientific and pedagogical activity.
Vyacheslav Petrovich Orfinsky is also on the list of honorary citizens of Karelia – Doctor of Architecture, Professor, Publicist, Public Figure, Honored Scientist of the Republic, Director of the Research Institute of Historical and Theoretical Problems of Folk Architecture of the Institute of Forest, Mining and Construction Sciences of Petrozavodsk State University. The title recognizes the special contribution of Vyacheslav Orfinsky to the study, preservation, protection and popularization of the historical, cultural and architectural and artistic heritage of the Russian North and many years of fruitful scientific and social work.