Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the Kurchatov Institute, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Mikhail Kovalchuk became a laureate of the prize “For Faithfulness to Science”. His program “Picture of the World with Mikhail Kovalchuk” was named the best scientific program on Russian television. About it informs REN TV.
The ceremony was attended by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov. He noted that “if science can have a face, it should be like Mikhail Valentinovich, it should be very smart and with a smile.”
Mikhail Kovalchuk is known not only as a TV presenter, but also as the brother of a billionaire, friend of Vladimir Putin, a member of the Ozero cooperative and ex-chairman of the board of directors of Bank Rossiya, Yuri Kovalchuk. The physicist makes frequent statements about the United States. For example, he accused The United States is that they collect biomaterials that make it possible to understand why Russian soldiers are more resilient than American ones. Also Kovalchuk stated about the need to create genetically modified “service zombie people”. He did not say who exactly needs it, but noted that in this direction one should not lag behind the States.
Kovalchuk also stated that now there is an actual reduction in the birth rate through the introduction into the mass consciousness of ideas that contradict natural ones. In his opinion, natural ideas contradict, for example, the LGBT community and families without children. Moreover, he tied up COVID-19 with the US desire to rule the planet.
The appointment of Kovalchuk to the post of head of the institute was accompanied by a scandal – the scientific community was outraged that one of the most authoritative physics institutes in the country would be headed by a person who did not have any serious achievements in science.