Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA
Ellis Island Medal of Honor
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On May 14, 2022, at the official ceremony in New York City, Igor Babailov was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which ranks as one of the most prestigious awards in America. He was selected for his "outstanding leadership and achievements in arts and culture and philanthropic and humanitarian contributions to our nation."
This award is officially recognized by both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and the recipients are read into the Congressional Record.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - Tribute to Igor Babailov
Washington, DC, July 13, 2022
Past Medalists include:
Eight (8) Presidents of the United States; Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel; Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell; Secretaries of State Madeline Albright, Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice; Albert II, Prince of Monaco; Bob Hope; Muhammad Ali; Frank Sinatra; Rosa Parks; Mike Wallace, and Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno, and many others.