On January 12 the founder and leader of the Alternative Movement, Oleg Melnikov, was awarded an African Excellence Award. This prize Melnikov won for his help to the fight against slavery and human trafficking of black people in Africa and Russia. The award ceremony was held in the hotel "Astrus". The ceremony was attended by many guests. Including the consul of the Nigerian embassy, economists and politicians, students of Moscow universities. The team of the Movement "Alternative" was on ceremony too.