European court says sanctions against Russia's oil major Rosneft are justifiedBusiness & Economy March 28, 11:22
Finnish president stresses Arctic should be free of geopolitical disputesWorld March 28, 11:11
Blaze at Ukrainian ammo depot extinguished, residents return homeWorld March 28, 10:13
Serbia’s PM believe Russia concerned by instability in BalkansWorld March 28, 3:40
About 3,000 troops to take part in missile force’s drills in central RussiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 20:55
Russian footballers must ‘force own game’ on Belgium in Sochi friendly match — coachSport March 27, 20:34
UN denies rumors of Staffan de Mistura’s resignationWorld March 27, 20:16
Prominent Russian lawyer vows to look into detention of journalists during Moscow ralliesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 20:05
Kremlin says world chess tournaments should go as planned despite FIDE’s presidential rowSport March 27, 19:32
MOSCOW, November 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday presented representatives of seven foreign countries with Russian state awards at a ceremony that took place in the Kremlin during a solemn reception on behalf of the head of state in honor of Russia’s National Unity Day the country celebrates November 4.
The awards were given to foreign citizens “for their contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation with Russia and for retaining and popularizing the Russian language and culture in other countries,” runs a statement on the Kremlin website.
“Public figure and head of the Greater Chernobyl Cause charity organization Fiona Corcoran (Ireland), public figure and philanthropist Yoko Nagae Ceschina (Japan), and researcher from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies Karl Lennart Samuelson (Sweden) were awarded the Order of Friendship,” the statement said.
“Director of the Center for Russian Culture Studies at the Ca’ Foscari University Silvia Burini (Italy), Rector of the Danubius Institute, Head of World History Chair, Faculty of Philosophy, at the Comenius University in Bratislava Miroslav Danis (Slovakia), General Director of the Pushkin House Russian Culture and Education Center Sun-Min Kim (Republic of Korea), and CEO of Berhan International PLC medical clinic Tebebe Yemane Berhan (Ethiopia) were awarded the Pushkin Medal,” it said.