Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

American Portrait Artist, Maestro Igor Babailov - awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Ellis Island Honors Society, Statue of Liberty, American National Awards and Honors, New York City, Getty Images
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On May 14, 2022, at the official ceremony in New York City, Igor Babailov was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which ranks as one of the most prestigious awards in America. He was selected for his "outstanding leadership and achievements in arts and culture and philanthropic and humanitarian contributions to our nation."

This award is officially recognized by both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and the recipients are read into the Congressional Record

The Ellis Island Medal of Honor - Igor Babailov
Past Medalists include:
  • Eight (8) Presidents of the United States; Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel; Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell; Secretaries of State Madeline Albright, Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice; Albert II, Prince of Monaco; Bob Hope; Muhammad Ali; Frank Sinatra; Rosa Parks; Mike Wallace, and Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno,  and many others.

The Ellis Island Medal of Honor Ceremony, Igor Babailov, May 14, 2022, New York City
Ellis Island Medal of Honor _  Maestro Igor Babailov
Ellis Island Medals of Honor - Color Guard
Igor Babailov, Mary Babailov, Julie Hudson and Billy Hudson _ Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2022
From left to right: Igor Babailov, Mary Babailov, Julie Hudson, Billy Hudson
Igor Babailov and George Xu _ Ellis Island Medals of Honor
With George Xu
Igor and Mary Babailov - Ellis Island Medals of Honor
With Mary C. Babailov
Igor Babailov and Broadway star Roosevelt Andre Credit, New York City
With Roosevelt Andre Credit