Anatoly Karpov is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. He played five matches against Kasparov for the title from 1984 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. He held the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules. For his decades-long standing among the world's elite, many consider Karpov one of the greatest players in history.
His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 102 total months at world number one is the third longest of all time, behind Magnus Carlsen and Garry Kasparov, since the inception of the FIDE ranking list in 1970.
Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class (2001) – for outstanding contribution to the implementation of charitable programmes, the strengthening of peace and friendship between the peoples
Order of Friendship (2011) – for his great contribution to strengthening peace and friendship between peoples and productive social activities
Order of Lenin (1981)
Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1978)
Order of Merit, 2nd class (Ukraine) (November 13, 2006) – for his contribution to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster
Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 2nd class (1996)
Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh, 2nd class (2001)
Medal "For outstanding contribution to the Collector business in Russia"
Honorary member of the Soviet Philately Society (1979)
Diploma of the State Duma of the Russian Federation No. 1
Order "For outstanding achievements in sport" (Republic of Cuba)
Medal of Tsiolkovsky Cosmonautics Federation of Russia
Medal "For Strengthening the penal system", 1st and 2nd class
Breastplate of the 1st degree of the Interior Ministry
International Association of Chess Press, 9 times voted the best chess player of the year and awarded the "Chess Oscar"
Order of Saint Nestor the Chronicler, 1st class
Asteroid 90414 Karpov is named after Karpov
Anatoly Karpov International Chess Tournament, an annual round-robin tournament held in his honour in Poikovsky, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia since 2000.
Anatoly Karpov is now Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (Parliament) Committee on International Affairs, full member (academician) of the Academy of Security, Defense, Law and Order, President of the International Association of Public Organizations “International Association of Peace Funds”.
Karina Barsegova is Executive Secretary of the Ethics Committee of the City Clinical Hospital No. 1 named after N. I. Pirogov, the only niece and heiress of Georgiy Barsegov who passed away on January 5, 2019.
Georgiy Barsegov was born on December 19, 1962 in Moscow.
He began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985 after graduating from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where he studied at the Faculty of International Law. He has gone from a referent to the head of the department: he worked in the secretariat of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Legal Issues in Space Exploration, the Department / Directorate for the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy and Outer Space, the Directorate / Department for International Scientific and Technical Cooperation, the Department for Security and Disarmament, the Department for new challenges and threats, Department of Non-Proliferation and Arms Control.
His whole life is intimately connected with outer space and cosmic law. For 30 years, he dealt with issues of the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of space activities in Russia, the development of international cooperation in the development of near-Earth space, as well as the development of approaches to solving promising tasks in the regulatory and legal regulation of space activities.
With his direct and most active participation, formats were developed for various categories of international treaties of the Russian Federation in the space field.
Georgiy Barsegov devoted all his strength and knowledge to protecting Russian interests in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space, which earned the respect not only of colleagues in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Russian departments and organizations, but also of foreign partners and even the most ardent opponents.
Georgiy Barsegov belonged to a small cohort of Russian experts who are profoundly familiar with the international legal aspects of space activities. A unique specialist with extensive experience in multilateral space diplomacy.
He was awarded the medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II degree (1996) and the badge "For International Cooperation in the Field of Cosmonautics" (2004).
He was distinguished by the highest professionalism, unlimited devotion to the assigned work, exceptional responsibility and an informal approach in upholding the interests of the motherland.
On the rise of his life, a real professional, an experienced diplomat-negotiator and at the same time mentor, willingly sharing his skills and knowledge, a kind, sympathetic and sensitive man of a wide soul, who enjoyed sincere love in the team, among friends and just acquaintances, untimely left us.
Dr. Nadezhda R. Kamynina is Rector of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography", Doctor of technical sciences and Associate Professor.
Dr. Alexander P. Karpik is Rector of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies", Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor.