The Russia - Islamic World strategic vision group begins receiving submissions for the annual international 2017 Primakov Award. The deadline is Dec 1.

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The International Primakov Russia - Islamic World Award is conferred for a contribution to strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between Russia and Islamic countries, to enriching cultural and national traditions, and developing dialogue between religions and civilizations.

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The jury includes chairman Vitaly Naumkin (RAS academician, member of the research council of the Russian Council for International Affairs), Group Coordinator Veniamin Popov, Ramil Rairutdinov, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (Turkey), Hassan Djeddou (Lebanon), and Ezzat Saad (Egypt).
 
The publications should be in Russian (for CIS countries), English, or Arabic.   
 
The prize for the first place is $50,000 and $25,000 for the second place. 
 
FYI: before submission the publication should have been made available to the general public.
 
You would also need to state your full name, place of work (freelancers are allowed to take part in the contest, too) and contacts. 
 
Please send you applications to: info@rusisworld.com
 
In case of any questions regarding the rules, please write an email to the address mentioned above for clarification.
 
The award was announced during the second International Forum of Jounrnalists from Muslim Countries Against Extremism that took place on April 20-21, 2016 in Moscow.
 
Evgeny Primakov was Honorary Chairman of the Russia - Islamic World group.
 
Below is the list of nominations: