President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 23 December signed a decree on awarding Galina Melnikova with honorary title “People's Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. On this day, a well-known TV anchor and presenter celebrates her 80th birthday.

The title was awarded for long-time work at the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan and great contribution to development of narration art, as well as education of the young generation in the spirit of patriotism and respect for national and universal values.

Galina Melnikova has been a TV presenter for 60 years — since December 1956.