On 17 October 2018 Anna Gennadiyevna Shakhparunyantz, General Director of Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov, was elected Vice-president of the Board of directors of International Commission on Illumination (CIE). 23 Representatives of National Committees participated in the vote. The overwhelming majority supported A.G. Shakhparunyantz’s candidacy, with only 1 vote against and 1 abstention.
Accordingly, Russia will be represented in CIE again. A.G. Shakhparunyantz will commence her official duties as the Vice-president of the Board of Directors in January 2019. Editorial of our journal congratulates her on this important achievement and wholeheartedly wishes her every success in her new responsibilities!