Putin awarded Shakhnazarov with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, Prime Minister of Tatarstan Alexei Pesoshin and President of the Russian State Humanitarian University Yefim Pivovar will be awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky, and Head of the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Petrov will receive the Order of Friendship
Vladimir Putin and Karen Shakhnazarov
Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the director, director general of Mosfilm Karen Shakhnazarov with the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” III degree, the corresponding decree is published on the legal information portal.
The award is presented “for a great contribution to the development of national culture and art” and “many years of fruitful activity.” The same order with the same wording was received by the artistic director, director of the State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble named after Igor Moiseev Elena Shcherbakova.
In addition, the head of state decided to award Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and Prime Minister of Tatarstan Alexei Pesoshin with the Order of Alexander Nevsky. They will be awarded orders “for the achieved labor successes and many years of conscientious work”.
By the same decree, the head of state awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky to the President of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) Efim Pivovar “for active participation in the activities of the Russian Historical Society.” For this achievement, the Order of Friendship is awarded to the head of the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuri Petrov.
Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” established in 1994, until the establishment of the Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called in 1998, it was the highest state award in Russia. The order has four degrees, the first is considered the highest. The front side of the order is an equal-pointed cross covered with red enamel, which is decorated with the Russian coat of arms. The order is worn on a red silk moire ribbon. Laureates of the VI and III degrees are awarded only the badge of the order, and those awarded with senior degrees— a sign and a star with the motto “Benefit, honor and glory”.
The order is given for outstanding services to the state related to the development of Russian statehood, achievements in labor, strengthening peace, friendship and cooperation between peoples, as well as for a significant contribution to the defense of the country.
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The Order of Alexander Nevsky was established in 1942. It is awarded to civil servants who have distinguished themselves by “special merits in the matter of state building, many years of conscientious service and high results.” The award can also be presented to “prominent foreign political and public figures” and businessmen for merits in cooperation with Russia and promotion of its social and economic development.
The Order of Friendship was established in 1994. It is awarded to citizens “for a great contribution to the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between nations and nationalities, high achievements in the development of the economic and scientific potential of Russia.” The award is also given to earnings for the rapprochement of national cultures, strengthening peace and friendly relations between states.