Russia has awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, the highest order of the Russian Federation.
PM Modi was awarded the order for “exceptional services in promoting a special & privileged strategic partnership between” Russia and India, the Russian embassy in India said in a tweet.
On April 12, @narendramodi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle for exceptional services in promoting special & privileged strategic partnership between 🇷🇺 and 🇮🇳 and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples.@mfa_russia @MEAIndia @IndEmbMoscow pic.twitter.com/jUFt5aawxw
— Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) April 12, 2019
The Order of St Andrew the Apostle was established in the 17th century by Peter the Great in 1699 and it is the oldest of Russia’s state decorations. The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is both the highest and the oldest state decoration of Russia. The order was abolished in the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1918 and was re-established in 1998.
Recently, The United Arab Emirates had awarded Prime Minister Modi with the highest civilian honour ‘Zayed Medal’ for boosting the relations between India and the Emirates.
in addition to these awards, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for his contribution towards improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been receiving accolades from across the globe for his commitment to global peace and sustainable development. Recently, The United Nations awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emanuel Macron with 2018 ‘Champions of the Earth Awards’. PM Narendra Modi was bestowed with this honour for his sustainable development initiatives and “unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022.”