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Zhanna Nemtsova awarded with Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015

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Russian journalist, Zhanna Nemtsova, the daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been awarded with Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015 by President Bronisław Komorowski on August 4, 2015.

Zhanna Nemtsova• Nemtsova received the Solidarity Prize award for advocating democracy and human rights.
• She worked as an economic journalist for the Russian TV station RBK, anchoring broadcasts and interviewing representatives from businesses and politicians.
• After her father was assassinated in February 2015, Nemtsova received threats and, fearing for her own safety, decided to emigrate. In August 2015, she began her work as a reporter in the Russian department of German public radio Deutsche Welle in Bonn.

Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015:
• The Solidarity Prize, Polish award is given for promotion and protection of democracy and civil liberties.
• The prize has been established by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
• Each Laureate receives a statuette. The prize also has financial dimension 1 million EUR in total.
• 250,000 EUR is the cash is for the laureate.
• 50,000 EUR is allocated to finance the laureate’s participation in the award ceremony and study visit to Poland for the laureate or a group of persons selected by him/her.
• 700 000 EUR is to be allocated to finance development cooperation projects, indicated by the laureate.