Награждение премией Скрипач на крыше Года Нисанова

On December 8, 2015, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FEOR) granted God Nisanov the ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ award, in the "Charity" nomination. By giving this premium, the organizing committee acknowledged God Nisanov’s support of the Jewish educational projects in Moscow.

The ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ award was established in 2002. It is given to people who have made a significant contribution towards the development of the cultural and social life of the country, regardless of their nationality and confession.

Laureates are determined in the following nominations: "Human Rights Protection” "Legendary Person", "Regional Leader", "Maecenas", "Culture and Compassion”, "Enlightenment Activities", "Charity", "Community Life", "Journalism", "Television" and "Cinematography." The number of nominations varies from year to year.

The laureates are presented with a "Fiddler on the Roof" figurine, designed by a sculptor from Israel, Frank Meisler. The awarding ceremony traditionally takes place during the first days of Hanukkah. The chief rabbi of Russia, Berl Lazar, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Alexander Boroda, famous public and political figures, popular artists and well-known creative groups of Russia, take part in the ceremony annually.

Among the winners of the ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ award are: People's Artist of the USSR Iosif Kobzon, film director Pavel Chukhrai, composer Oskar Feltsman, People's Artist of Russia Alexander Rosenbaum, cartoonist Yuri Norshtein, head of the Moscow Research Institute of Emergency Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology Leonid Roshal, president of the All-Russian Federation of Artistic Gymnastics Irina Viner-Usmanova, actor and director Armen Jigarkhanyan, and the Nobel Prize winner in physics Zhores Alferov.


  • In August 2015, God Nisanov personally presented the Moskvarium to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and to the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin. It is Europe's largest center for oceanography and marine biology, and was built on the VDNKh territory.
  • In Autumn 2014, God Nisanov and the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, opened the agroholding ‘Food City’ – the country’s largest wholesale food center, that plays an important part in the product import substitution.
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