RAS and Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences on the proposal of the «Fund for Support named after V.N. Tatishchev» awarded Nominee for the Nobel Prize in Economics and Peace 2020 and 2021, academician Martik Yurikovich GASPARYAN highest distinction award the order «For Contribution to the Development of Society» for his diligence in work for the benefit of science, economy, culture and education.
Until now, the only official holder of this Order «For Contribution to the Development of Society» was President of Kazakhstan Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, the record holder for power in the post-Soviet space, Doctor of Economics.
Academician Martik Y. Gasparyan has an extensive mind and the ability to move from one subject to another, sincerely strives for the good of the fatherland, has his own outlook on the world, which he firmly and unswervingly pursues in all his scientific works.
The contribution and special merits of Academician Martik Y. Gasparyan in the protection of the world heritage and cultural values of the peoples of the world, the prevention of cultural genocide in peacetime, from hostilities and terrorism, other challenges and threats of modern civilization, in the development of the theory and methodology of economic (qualimetric) assessment and forensic examination of the historical heritage are significant.
Vasily N. Tatishchev was born into the family of an impoverished and ignoble nobleman, although he came from an ancient family from the Rurikovich, more precisely – from the younger branch of the princes of Smolensk (the clan lost its princely title). Seven years old, he was granted a steward and was taken to the court of Tsar Ivan Alekseevich, with whose wife Praskovya Fedorovna (nee Saltykova) Tatishchevs were related. The court ‘service’ continued until the death of Tsar Ivan Alekseevich in 1696, after which Tatishchev left the court.
Vasily N. Tatishchev was a historian, geographer, economist (industrialist), author of the first major work on history. A detailed description of the geography of Russia ultimately led to the transformation of the work from geographical to historical and the creation of Tatishchev’s ‘Russian History’, where the author pointed out the need for delimitation in Russia, as well as land surveying of the entire state and the composition of detailed geography with land cards. Vasily Tatishchev was also the founder of source studies, an artillery engineer (a participant in combat actions of the Northern War – in the capture of Narva, in the Battle of Poltava, the Prut campaign), a prominent statesman (privy councilor and Astrakhan governor), founder of Stavropol (now Togliatti), Yekaterinburg and Perm. He also improved his education abroad (in Berlin, Breslau, Danzig).
Academician Martik Yourikovitch GASPARYAN – Nominee for the Nobel Prize in Economics and the Nobel Peace Prize,
President of the International Independent Legal and Scientific Center for Expertise and Evaluation of Reparation and Restitution,
Deputy of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Western Armenia,
Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, MADENM, EWAN, since 1993, member of the Analytical Center of the Club of Rome, member of the Eurasian Scientific Council for Science and High Technologies, Academician, Doctor of Economics Sciences, Professor.