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”.