January 01, 2002

100 Young Russians to Watch

This is the seventh article in our series: 100 Young Russians to Watch. In this issue we present twelve notable individuals—from doctors and an activist, to athletes, businesspeople and a ballerina ... All personify the sort of excellence and hope which embody a positive Russian future.

To be selected as one of our 100 Young Russians, individuals must meet the following criteria: the individual is a citizen of Russia; the individual is 45 years of age or under; the individual has made a significant, positive contribution to his or her sphere of activity and shows particular promise for a lifetime of achievement; the individual’s achievement and promise is recognized by Russian and international observers.

Special thanks in putting together this selection of young individuals goes to Valentin Uvarov, of the law firm Uvarov & Partners, Katya Pal of the WWF office in Russia, Yelena Rozanova, Program Director for the Small Towns of Russia Project at Soros Foundation-Russia, Valentina Starova of the Moscow Marriot Hotel, Denis Gursky, director of Fly Cards, Boleslav Lihterman of Meditsinskaya Gazeta, journalist Yulia Zagvozdkina from Ivanovo and Ilyas Ibragimov from Nikoil.

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