SCOOP-Supported Investigation Wins First Prize

Gleb Yarovoy received the annual prize for the best journalistic work in Karelia for his investigation “Valaam Millions”.

Journalist Gleb Yarovoy won the Grand Prix of the Annual contest of the Journalists Union of Karelia for the investigation “Valaam Billions – The Monastery’s Secret” about expenses for the restoration and work of the Valaam Monastery. The investigation received a prize in the nomination “Best journalistic work”. The author was awarded on May 19 at the traditional Award ceremony in Petrozavodsk.

A diploma and a prize (a vacation in a country house on the Karelian river Suna) for Gleb Yarovoy was received by his wife and colleague Anna Yarovaya.  Gleb Yarovoy could not attend the award ceremony.

“Valaam Billions – The Monastery’s Secret” was investigated with support from the SCOOP Russia project, published 7th February 2017 on the news site “7×7”.