On April 4 in the International Centre of the Roerichs Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova, Honoured Worker of Art of Russia, Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Russian Academy of Cosmonautics by name of K.E. Tsiolkovsky, was awarded with the jubilee medal «Academician A.L. Yanshin» established by the Academy of Mining Sciences. This medal is given to the activists of Science and Culture who made a great contribution in the development of geo science.
The medal was handed by Yuri N. Malyshev, President of the Academy of Mining Sciences, Director of the Vernadsky State Geological Museum.
Lyudmila V. Shaposhnikova expressed her gratitude for the honorary award and presented to the Vernadsky State Geological Museum her book «The Master’s Universe» which includes essays on the «Silver Age» philosophers and scientists – Tsiolkovsky, Chizhevsky, Florensky, Vernadsky – cosmic thinkers whose world view had much in common with that of Nicholas Roerich.
The second name of the Vernadsky State Geological Museum is the Earth History Museum. The Museum’s exposition shows the history of our planet development, her organic and mineralogical components, as well as the role of the mankind in the cosmic aspect.
The directors of both museums discussed in detail the prospects of the future cooperation, including preparing of joint exhibitions dedicated to Roerich and Vernadsky.