On September, 21st, 2016, the Diplomatic Hall of “Rome Cavalieri” in Rome, saw the solemn Ceremony of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University "Triumph International" Award dedicated to the International Day of Peace approved by the UNO General Assembly.
On the World Peace Day, the "Triumph International" Award went to: Mr. Gianni Letta, a great Italian politician, in the nomination of "Global Politics"; Mr. Franco Zeffirelli, a great Italian movie director and scenographer, in the nomination of "World Culture"; Mr Paolo Rozera, Director of UNICEF Italy under the aegis of the United Nations in the nomination "Global Diplomacy"; Mr. Gennaro Sangiuliano, Vice Director of TG1-RAI Uno and University Professor, author of numerous publications on Russia in the nomination of "Journalism and Historical Studies"; Mr. Silvio Riccardi, opera singer, and Mr. Alessio Contorni, Italian composer, in the nomination of "Art of Music"; Mr. Pasquale Mestizia in the nomination of "Multimedia & Art of Video and Graphics".
In her welcoming speech dedicated to the World Peace Day, Ms. Olga Kuzmicheva, author of the idea, founder and General Director of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University "Triumph International" Award, Vice Director of the International Academy for Television and Information of the Moscow University, underlined the following: "I sincerely believe in the renaissance of peace in the global world and in such fundamental values as friendship between nations aimed at peacekeeping and peace consolidation in the world! I am deeply moved and proud of the fact that diplomats and International mass media journalists compared the "Triumph International" to the Nobel Award calling it "the Nobel Award of the Eastern Countries".
The previous edition if the "Triumph International "Award saw among its winners excellent representatives of culture, diplomacy, economy, science and journalism: Mr. Ennio Morricone (Oscar Award Winner), Mr. Michele Placido, Mr. James Vaughan, Mr. Robertino Loreti, Mr. Armando Ginesi, Mr. Vittorio Torrembini, Mr. Gimmi Baldinini, Mr. Alessandro Cabella, Mr. Carlo Musto D'Amore, Mr. Evgenij Abov, Mr. Alexey Bukalov, Mr. Giovanni Маsotti.
Prof. Armando Ginesi, Russian Peoples' Friendship University "Triumph International"Award winner, Consul Emeritus of Russian Federation, alining himself with the welcoming speech made by the Award's Director Olga Kuzmicheva, underlined the particular importance of fundamental values of friendship and peace in the whole world for the contemporary International community.
Mr. Marco Ginesi, Honorary Consul of Russian Federation in Ancona, greeted the "Triumph International"Award, expressed his special gratitude to the "soul of the "Triumph International" Award" Ms. Olga Kuzmicheva and passed her and the Award winners the greetings from the Ambassador of Russian Federation in Italy, Mr. Sergey Razov.
Other welcoming speeches were made by: Mr. Giovanni Маsotti, Russian Peoples' Friendship University "Triumph International" Award winner, special correspondent of TG2 - RAI Due Italian Television of State, and by Mr. Stanislao Liberatore, Responsible Director for "Encounter Abruzzo" Magazine.
On the request of Ms. Olga Kuzmicheva, author of the idea, founder and General Director of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University "Triumph International" Award, a great Italian politician, Mr. Gianni Letta, agreed to become the patron of the "Triumph International" Award.
Mr. Gianni Letta said: “I thank Ms. Olga Kuzmicheva not only for her initative of the Award and her way of organizing it, but also for the style she has in promoting the Image of Russian Peoples' Friendship University among Italians. This evening I got from Ms. Olga Kuzmicheva two awards, or, to be more exact, even three. First, her speech in which she briefly focused on her scientific dissertation on Mr. Silvio Berlusconi and dwelt also on my person, and I thank her for this. Second, the “Triumph International” Award she gave me. Third, the fact she compared me to Mr. Rostropovich, an International known musician, person I admire and had the chance to listen to at one of his concerts. As the most desired award, I take away this gift of being compared to Mstislav Rostropovich, and I would like to serve the cause of peace with the same spirit of total dedication that this prestigious Award, "Triumph International" has in its philosophy and shows in its every edition”.
The article by Mr. Kevin Addington