Annual reception for the best graduates of Navy institutions at the State Complex “Palace of Congresses”

Annual reception for the best graduates of Navy institutions at the State Complex “Palace of Congresses”

The annual reception for the best graduates of Navy educational institutions of the Russian Navy is traditionally held at the State Complex "Palace of Congresses" (Strelna) with support from the Interregional public fund "Centre of National Glory".

As part of the event every honoured graduate is ceremonially awarded with "Constantine’s decoration" which is the commemorative award instituted by the order of Defense Minister of the Russian Federation dated December 20, 2005.

The commemorative decoration is awarded to graduates who finished military institutions of the Russian Navy with honours for:

  • the initiative and efforts the person showed while learning Navy sciences, scientific work and research in the field of construction, maintenance and implementation of arms and military equipment;
  • great contribution into the studies of the history of establishment and development of the Russian statehood, preserving and development of military traditions of the Russian Fleet, good military discipline;
  • scientific and literature work in the field of Russian history, geography and ocean science, other humanitarian and socio-economic sciences aimed at strengthening patriotism and loyalty to the Fatherland.

Representatives of the Centre of National Glory, Saint-Petersburg administration, higher commandment of the Russian Navy, heads of Navy institutions take part in the awards ceremony.

The "Constantine’s decoration" has been developed deliberately for this event by Heraldic service of Defense Ministry of the RF.