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Awards in Masterpieces of World Painting


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Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav INSIGNIA The collar of the Order is in gold, with five enamelled and crowned monograms «O» (for «Oscar», the royal cipher of Oscar I, the Order’s founder), five enamelled and crowned coat-of-arms of Norway, and 10 gold crosses bottony each flanked by two battle axes with silver blades and golden shafts. The badge of the Order is a white enamelled Maltese Cross, in silver for the knight class and in gilt of the higher classes; crowned monograms «O» (for «Oscar») appear between the arms of the cross. The obverse central disc is red with the golden Norwegian lion rampart bearing a battle axe; the reverse disc bears the King Olav’s motto «Ret og Sandhed» – «Justice and Truth» in Norwegian; both discs are surrounded by a whiteblue-white ring. The cross is topped by a crown; military awards have crossed swords between the crown and the cross. Type: order of chivalry Formation: August 21, 1847 Founder: King Oscar I Motto: RET OG SANDHED (Justice and Truth) Head of the order: King Harald V Awarded by: The King of Norway The star of the Order for the Grand Cross is an eightpointed silver star with faceted rays, bearing the obverse of the badge of the Order (minus the crown on the top). The star for Commander with Star is a silver faceted Maltese Cross, with gilt crowned monograms «O» (for «Oscar») between the arms of the cross. The central disc is red with the golden Norwegian lion rampart bearing a battle axe, surrounded by a white-blue-white ring. The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav is a Norwegian order of chivalry instituted by King Oscar I on August 21, 1847. It is named after King Olav II, known to posterity as St. Olav. His Majesty The King is the Grand Master of the Order. The Order of St. Olav is divided into five classes: • Grand Cross • Grand Officer • Commander • Officer • Knight The Order is conferred as “a reward for distinguished services rendered to Norway and mankind”. With the exception of foreign royalty and heads of state, the Order of St. Olav is only bestowed on Norwegian nationals. The Collar of the Order may also be conferred by the King on holders of the Grand Cross. The Grand Cross with the Collar represents the order’s highest class. The ribbon of the Order is red with white-blue-white edge stripes. In very exceptional circumstances the Order may awarded «with diamonds», in which case a ring of diamonds replace the white-blue-white enamel ring surrounding the central disc on the front of the badge. The insignia are expected to be returned either upon the receiver’s advancement to a higher level of the order or upon his or her death. The insignia are produced in Norway by craftsmen. HOW THE INSIGNIA IS WORN photos: Jan Haug, The Royal Collection, Norway The Knight’s Cross is worn on the left breast, and the Commander’s Cross is suspended from a ribbon around the neck. The Grand Cross is attached to a broad sash worn passing from the right shoulder to the left side. Women wear the Knight’s Cross and Commander’s Cross on the left breast attached to a bow made from the Knight’s Cross ribbon. 14 A w a r d s i n M a s t e r p i e c e s o f W o r l d P a i n t i n g


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FOUNDER Oscar I King of Sweden and Norway from 8 March 1844 until his death HEAD OF THE ORDER King Harald V King of Norway photo: Jørgen Gomnæs e Royal Court RECIPIENTS Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway photo: Jørgen Gomnæs e Royal Court Princess Mаrtha Louise of Norway photo: Cathrine Wessel e Royal Court Prinсess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, e Royal Court 15


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Academician Zhasan Zekeyuly: The greatest happiness in life is opportunity to help people


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Let us introduce the hero of the edition Academician Zhasan Zekeyuly is an ethnic Kazakh, but he was born and raised in China. He was born on June 3, 1967 in the town of Tarbagatai of Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR). This region, also called Eastern Turkestan, is the place of compact residence of Uigurs and Kazakhs, many of whom returned to Kazakhstan after gaining of independence. After graduation from school Zhasan enrolled into medical department of XUAR and in1989 he received a medical degree. A gifted graduate was sent to Ile Regional Central Hospital Quitin, where he quickly proved himself as a crack specialist in the field of surgery and acupuncture. Suffice it to say that by 1995 he had become the head of department of surgery, and was also given the title “Highly skilled senior physician investigator of the Chinese people”. In 1995 he also became a memberof international scientific research medical society of reflexologists and was recognized by the Ministry of Health of China as one of the top hundred young specialists. In 1996 there was a new turn in the life history of Professor Zekeyuly. At the invitation of the Minister of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, he returned to the land of his ancestors. Here, after completion of Russian language courses at Kazakh National University, Zhasan Zekeyuly enters a PhD program of the Department of Surgical Diseases of Kazakh National Medical Institute (1997). After completion of PhD program he defended his thesis on “Treatment and prevention of inflammatory processes afteroperative treatment using methods of Chinese medicine.” In 2004 Zhasan Zekeyuly founded and headed the center of Oriental Tibetan medicine “Zhas-Ai”. The center started its work in a rented three-room apartment. Now he owns a 5-storey clinic and has offices in Almaty and Astana, more than 70 specialists work there. Such a progressive development is evidence of remarkableorganizing skills of Professor Zhasan Zekeyuly, and also adefinite proof of brilliant therapeutic possibilities of the art of acupuncture and healing power of his magic hands. Socrates Almanac ©



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