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 The Queen of Denmark refused the patronage of the H.H. Andersen Prize because of a Russian woman on the jury

Carl Uwe Knausgaard.

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark refused to patronize the Prize for Children's Literature. Hans Christian Andersen in protest against the fact that the jury was headed by a representative of Russia. This is reported by Royal Central.

Previously, some countries unsuccessfully tried to get the head of the Russian illustrator Anastasia Arkhipova excluded from the jury.

The opinions of the organizers of the award were divided on the question of whether it is permissible for a citizen The Russian Federation to be on the jury of the most prestigious world award for children's literature while its country is waging a bloody war in Ukraine.

Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic states were opposed to Arkhipova chairing the jury. This week, another Scandinavian country spoke out against the Russian woman.

Remove the award from the list of projects supported by the Danish Royal Palace.

Anastasia Arkhipova, a Russian illustrator and art professor, has been selected to chair the jury that will present the award in 2024. Arkhipova called the campaign against her an attempt at intimidation solely because of her nationality. She is trying to distance herself from those who do not want to see her as chairman of the jury of the award, which is also called the “Nobel Prize for Children's Literature”.

The award was established in 1956, and was presented in different years by Astrid Lindgren, J.K. Rowling and recently to Carl Uwe Knausgaard.

Anastasia Arkhipova has received numerous awards in her professional field, is a professor at the Art Academy, and is on the board of the Moscow Association of Artists (MOCX). This association actively promotes the war in Ukraine and recently held a competition in which Russian artists drew posters, videos and memes on social networks to popularize mobilization and the “military special operation” among the inhabitants of the Russian Federation.

The works participating in the competition , were supposed to cover the “reunification of historical Russian lands.” Some of the works depict the Russian soldier as a heroic avenger who confronts the “Nazis” in Ukraine.