The winners of the republican prize "Sampo" were named. The comission under the leadership of the head of the executive power of the republic Sergey Katanandov has awarded five republican prizes in the size of 50 minimal salaries to the workers of literature and art of the Republic of Karelia. The "Sampo" prize winners are:
Poet and translator Armas Mishin and translator Eino Kiuru - for a new version of epos "Kalevala",
ArtistAlexander Trifonov - for the series of paintings "The nature world",
ChoreographerViola Malmi - for Karelian folk tradition propaganda, Actors and actresses of the performance "An autumn and a winter - for keeping traditions of the National theater,
Composer Alexander Beloborodov - for his work "A soul and nature".