In the Kremlin, will be awarded the prize of the Jewish communities

© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat fotobounce in the Kremlin. Archival photoIn the Kremlin, will be awarded the prize of the Jewish communities© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat the image Bank

Sixteenth solemn award ceremony of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia (FJC) «Fiddler on the roof» will be held on Sunday evening in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the FJC.

Prize of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia «Fiddler on the roof» (formerly «man of the year») was established in 2002. It is given to people whose activities have made a significant contribution to the development of cultural and public life of the country, regardless of their nationality and religion.

«In 2017, the prize will be awarded in the following categories: «Regional Manager», «Cultural event of the year», «Cinema», «Man-Legend», «Charity», «Courage», «Publishing activities», «Theatre», «Music», «Literature», «Theater», «Community life», — stated in the message.

The symbol of the award is a statuette of «Fiddler on the roof» created by Israeli sculptor Frank Meisler.

«It depicts a Fiddler on the roof. It is a symbol saying that despite any circumstances, a person must be a «violinist of the spirit», to be on the ball and continue to play on my violin,» explained the meaning of the statues, the head of public relations Department of the FJC Boruch Gorin.

The solemn ceremony of awarding the annual prize «Fiddler on the roof» will take place during the holiday of Hanukkah, which commemorates the victory of Jewish people over the Greco-Syrian tribes and the accomplished miracle, when a small pot with enough oil to light the Temple for eight days.

The winners of the «Fiddler on the roof» became people’s artist of the USSR Joseph Kobzon, film Director Peter Todorovsky, actor Vladimir Mashkov, Director, animator Yuri Norstein, composer Oscar Feltsman, children’s doctor Leonid Roshal, head coach of Russian national rhythmic gymnastics Irina Viner, entrepreneur Roman Abramovich, actor and Director Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, winner of the Nobel prize in physics Zhores Alferov, film Director Pavel Chukhrai, a veteran and poet ion Lazarevich Degen, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, the Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov and many others.

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