Mr. Costas Varnalis, the Greek writer, was awarded the International. Lenin Prize "For the Promotion?
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Background: Mr. Costas Varnalis, the Greek writer, was awarded the International. Lenin Prize "For the Promotion of Peace Among nations". The Soviet writer, Ilya Ehrenburg, presents Mr. Varnalis with the Honorary Diploma and Gold Medal of International Lenin Prize winner. Costas Varnalis is the first representative of the Greek people to receive this high award. As an outstanding writer and public figure he ranks alongside with the foremost international champions of peace. Among there who congratulated the Greek writer on the award were: Konstantin Fedin, Soviet writer, and Valentine Ganina, a student. Costas Varnalis expressed thanks for the high appraisal of his endeavours towards the consolidation of peace and noted that he considers all the honours showered upon him are addressed to the Greek people.