Here's the quote I'm reacting to:
"Several years ago the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences spent over 2 years in a formal study of Grander. That study concluded by awarding Grander the highest honor possible, being the first non-Russian ever to receive such recognition. But Russians and Europeans are not proper scientists, according to Gene."
I just spent some time on the Russian Academy of Sciences' website (www.ras.ru), looking through the names of those awarded anything by the Academy. I came up with nothing. Then I noticed that I was at the wrong website, so I went over to the (much more gritty-looking) site of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (www.raen.info).
There were different kinds of medals there, but nothing to indicate the "highest honor". Also there was no list of names of who'd gotten awarded those medals. So I went on to check whether Wikipedia had more information on the subject. Then I noticed that the Academy of NATURAL Sciences is an organization that is heavily criticized for including members whose scientific background is murky at best and doubtful at worst (<https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D1%85_%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%83%D0%BA>)
Therefore, in conclusion I can say that the Russian "scientists" who investigated the Grander water case were not proper scientists according to the proper Academy of Sciences.