Svetlana Gannushkina was awarded the 1st grade Medal of Merit, state award of the Czech Republic. It rewards merit and service to the state, achievements in the field of culture, art, sports, education, science, etc.
Svetlana Gannushkina received the award from the Ambassador of the Republic in the Russian Federation Vladimir Remek on behalf of the head of the state Milos Zeman.
Svetlana Gannushkina is the chairman of the Civic Assistance Committee, an organization that has been helping refugees and migrants for almost 30 years. Gannushkina is the winner of Homo Homini prize of the Czech organization People in Need, Sakharov Prize and Egor Gaidar Prize. She was repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.