On December 8, 2016 the ceremony of diplomas presentation to the winners of the 9th Open contest “Topical science” took place at the Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Complimentary addresses to the winners have been delivered by director of the Institute N.N. Smirnov, deputy director of the Polish Institute in Saint Petersburg Anna Lazar, the chairman of the Experts’ council A.I. Rupasov, et al.
The ceremony has been followed by the lecture on the visit of Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ Kirill to Poland in 2012 delivered by professor of the Institute of History and Political Sciences of the University of Bialystok Petr Homik.