At the instigation of the philanthropists Boris and Ināra Teterev, the Foundation has established an award: the Badge of Honour. It is awarded to an organisation or a personality for special accomplishments in encouraging charitable and voluntary work or for the long and selfless work in a particular area or a project for the public good with outstanding success.

The Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation’s Badge of Honour. Photo: Janis Janums

The Badge of Honour is a medallion with a diameter of 35 mm, which is made of a gold-plated silver frame with a dark blue lapis lazuli in the centre. A stylized version of the Foundation’s graphic badge is engraved on it in gold plate, accenting the importance in the achievement of success of those points where collaborations intersect, as well as reflecting the Foundation’s work all over the world. The name of the issuer of the award, the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation, is engraved on the medallion’s outer frame.

Laureates of the Badge of Honour:

  • broadcast director of the "Teā" program series Ojārs Rubenis
  • head of the "Teā" project Ilze Šadurska
  • formerly long-standing director of Rundāle Palace Museum, painter, art historian Imants Lancmanis
  • researcher, exhibition curator of Rundāle Palace Museum Lauma Lancmane
  • formerly long-standing director of the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre Edward Cekhoval
  • prof. Artis Sīmanis
  • formerly the long-standing Head of the Talsi Pensioners’ Society Antons Kivlenieks (12.06.1928. – 06.04.2019)
  • prof. Jānis Gardovskis
  • prof. Aleksejs Naumovs
  • Ruta Dimanta, Head of the Foundation

A Badge of Honour with a first edition number was presented to Ruta Dimanta, Head of the Foundation on 20 May 2016 during “Nowhere for a Pin to Drop”, an event held to honour charitable and voluntary work.

Photographed: philanthropist Boris Teterev, Head of the Foundation Ruta Dimanta and Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation Board Member Mareks Indriksons. Photographer: Ilmars Znotins