Prizes and Gold Medals Named After Prominent Scientists
For the purpose of incentive of scientists for scientific research, discoveries and inventions significant for the science and practice, the Russian Academy of Sciences awards gold medals and prizes named after prominent scientists. Gold medals and prizes are awarded by the RAS Presidium on behalf of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the basis of results of competitions announced by the RAS Presidium.
Gold medals (see the list in Russian) are awarded for outstanding scientific work, discoveries and inventions or for aggregate work of great scientific and practical importance.
Prizes (see the list in Russian) are awarded for individual outstanding scientific work, discoveries and inventions, as well as for series of scientific work under a common subject.