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Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu was granted the Public Award of Alexander Nevsky

Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu was granted the Public Award of Alexander Nevsky

On February 21 Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called, awarded Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Defense of the RF, Hero of Russia and Army General, with a golden decoration of the Public Award of Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky. The Awards ceremony was held at the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs of the MFA of Russia

According to the decision of Committee on Public Awards of Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky, blessed by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Sergey Shoigu was awarded for “outstanding merits to Fatherland”.

The following people took part in the Awards ceremony: Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called, Co-Chairman of the Board Council of “Alexander Nevsky” programme; Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Board of Trustees of “Alexander Nevsky” programme, Chairman of the Committee on Public Awards of Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky; Vladimir Bushuyev, Director of the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called; Archpriest Igor Fomin, Rector of  Alexander Nevsky Church at the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs of the MFA of Russia; Mikhail Kuksov, Deputy Head of Administrative Office of the Moscow Patriarchate, head of the youth department of the Moscow City Episcopate. 

At the ceremony Vladimir Yakunin mentioned that the Public Award of Saint Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky was established in 2007. Golden and silver diplomas and decorations are granted.  Earlier golden decorations were given to Alexis II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the RF Yevgeny Primakov; Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the RF Sergey Lavrov. 

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