«Encyclopedia for kids» Avanta+

«Encyclopedia for kids» is a universal multi — volume encyclopedia published by Avanta+ publishing house. Each volume is dedicated to a single topic (some volumes, such as «World history»and «Art», were published in several books). There are 63 books in the series. The total circulation of the volumes of «Encyclopedia for kids» by 2011 exceeded 20 million copies.

Employees of specialized institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences were involved in writing the articles.
The volumes of the Encyclopedia for children were recommended by the Ministry of General Education of the Russian Federation.

«Encyclopedia for kids» is recommended by the International center for learning systems and the international Department-UNESCO/ICOS network as a textbook.
The Russian Federation President's Education Award

By decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin No. 1114 dated by October 3, 2002, 9 employees of the publishing house Avanta+ were awarded the President's Education Award for developing the scientific and methodological concept of teaching materials and creating a fundamental series of books «Encyclopedia for kids». The winners of the Award were: Maria Aksenova, Viktor Volodin, Dmitry Volodikhin, Andrey Gryaznov, Elena Dukelskaya, Lyudmila Petranovskaya, Georgy Khramov, Valery Sanyuk.
Valentina Matvienko presents the award to Maria Aksenova
Employees of AVANTA+ publishing house, winners of the President's Education Award
On December 18, 2002, the House of the Government of the Russian Federation hosted the President's Education Award.
Putin's meeting with Russian business women
NTV (Russian TV channel): "Today, on the eve of the March 8 holiday, the President had meeting with the business women of Russia. 26 ladies came to the Kremlin to explain to the head of the coutry "a woman's view of what is happening in the country, the future of Russia and its citizens."
At the tea party in the Kremlin were the Director of a meat processing plant, the artistic Director of a theater, a farmer and an owner of a pottery workshop. The picture was completed by Vice-Premier Valentina Matvienko and Deputy Jakhan Pollieva, except 2 of them there were no other ladies from the government. And it made the President Putin upset - he complained that in Russian politics there are few women. Russia, in his opinion, needs a female approach.
The President remarked: "I would like this situation to change. And, in any case, I want to give you a promise that I will act consistently in this direction."
Vladimir Putin made a toast, raising a glass of champagne: "I would like to congratulate all the women of Russia, and, of course, those who are here. God bless you! All the best to you, happiness to you and love." The fact that business women were invited to the Kremlin was quickly felt.
They all declined the offer of wine, not making small talk, but talking to the point.
They talked about kid's problems, about reforming school programs, about the necessity to preserve state medicine, and about land ownership. Tereza Durova, the head of the Art theater, complained that children today have no place to express themselves, and they feel unsettled. In her opinion, "if we don't pay attention to this right now, then in five years kid's theaters will have no one to play for. Kids will go on streets to join gangs."
The business women made it clear that the President can always count on them. To make sure, the President was given an example from the animal world. "When everything is calm and good, the herd is led by a female elephant. When there is an extreme situation, the male elephant goes forward. Without a woman's intuition business can't expand that rapidly. And without a man's sense of purpose, too," said Maria Aksenova, CEO of the Avanta+ publishing center.
This was probably one of the President's most enjoyable meetings. Putin was listened to, Putin was given flattering words, then the press was removed – so the conversation must have been cordial. And finally, the participants of the meeting advised Vladimir Putin to "smile more often".
Awards of the Avanta+ publishing house
Diploma of the competition for the best publication in the field of business, educational and scientific literature, 1999
For the volume «Mathematics» of the series «Encyclopedia for kids»
Diploma of the magazine «Book business», September 02, 1999
To the winner of the «Book business» magazine ratings
Diploma of the Association of book distributors of independent countries, March 29, 1999
For the best publishing project of the year for children and youth
Certificate of the XI Moscow International book fair, September 02, 1998
To the winner in the category «The biggest project of mass education»
Commendation of the State press Committee of the Russian Federation, September 04, 1997
For professional publishing and printing performance «Encyclopedia for kids»
Diploma № 299 of the all-Russian Exhibition center, April 22, 1997
For the compilation, decoration and publication of «Encyclopedia for kids»
Diploma of the 1st Moscow festival «Together with the book we grow»
The winner in nomination «the Russian best seller»
Award of LLC TH «Biblio-Globus», 2002
For the team of authors of «Encyclopedia for kids» in the nomination «Team of the year»
Letter from the Rolan Bykov Foundation, January 28, 2002
Thanks for publishing great books
Diploma from the organizing committee of the international fair «Nevsky book forum» June 13, 2003
For a great contribution to the development of publishing
• By decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin No. 1114 dated by October 3, 2002, 9 employees of the publishing house Avanta+ were awarded the President's Education Award for developing the scientific and methodological concept of teaching materials and creating a fundamental series of books «Encyclopedia for kids».
• Diploma of the 1st Moscow festival «Together with the book we grow». The winner in nomination «the Russian best seller».
• Gratitude from the Moscow Muftiate, December 07, 1996. For great painstaking work on the preparation and publication of the volume «Religions of the world» of the series «Encyclopedia for kids».
• Letter of the Board of the "Knowledge" Society of Russia, January 27, 1997. Thanks for publishing the two-volume "Religions of the world "series «Encyclopedia for kids».
• Commendation of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for printing, September 04, 1997 For professional publishing and printing performance «Encyclopedia for kids».
• Diploma № 299 of the all-Russian Exhibition center for the compilation and artistic design of the publication «Encyclopedia for kids» (1997).
• Letter from the State Museum of the East, January 31, 1997. About the high social significance of «Encyclopedia for kids» and the relevance of the volume «Religions of the world».
• Certificate of the XI Moscow International book fair to the winner in the category «The biggest project of mass education» (1998).
• Diploma Of the Association of book distributors of independent countries, March 29, 1999. For the best publishing project of the year for children and youth.
• Diploma of the magazine «Book business», September 2, 1999 to the winner of the Book business magazine ratings.
• Diploma of the competition for the best publication in the field of business, educational and scientific literature for the volume «Mathematics» of the series «Encyclopedia for kids» (1999).
• Letter from the President of the Foundation for peace and human rights L. G. Zykina, June 05, 2001 Gratitude for the care and development of culture and education in Russia.
• Letter from the "Rolan Bykov" Foundation, January 28, 2002. Thanks for publishing excellent books.
• Award of LLC TH "Biblio-Globus" to the team of authors of «Encyclopedia for kids» in the category «Team of the year» (2002).
• Diploma of the organizing Committee of the international fair "Nevsky book forum" June 13, 2003 For his great contribution to the development of publishing.
• Award of the government of the Russian Federation in the field of education for 2008.

Footage from the everyday life of the «Avanta+» publishing house
The Business Book Magazine Award
On the picture: Maria Aksenova accepts the award - «Ivanushka» statuette and the diploma to the winner of the rating of Business Book magazine - from the editor-in-chief of the magazine.
"Avanta+" publishing house's employees - awardees of the Russian President's Award in the field of education
Валентина Матвиенко вручает награду Марии Аксеновой
Валентина Матвиенко вручает награду Людмиле Петрановской
Валентина Матвиенко вручает награду Дмитрию Володихину
Валентина Матвиенко вручает награду Валерию Санюку
Валентина Матвиенко вручает награду Виктору Володину
Валентина Матвиенко вручает награду Александру Элиовичу
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russian businesswomen in the Kremlin, March 2001
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Diploma of the awardee of the Russian President's Award in the field of education
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Awardees of the Russian President's Award in 2001
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