Putin presented state awards in honor of Day of national unity

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in honor of national unity Day in a solemn ceremony in the Kremlin has handed the state awards to citizens of foreign countries and noted the merits of the laureate of the presidential prize of the Russian scientist Vyacheslav Mikhailov.

National unity day is celebrated annually on November 4 since 2005. Holiday appeared in Russia in memory of the events of 1612, when the militia led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders. Historically this holiday is connected with the end of the time of Troubles in Russia in the XVII century.

Earlier, the head of state took part in the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, and also visited the exhibition.

State awards in the Kremlin has received one Russian and seven foreign nationals — Spain, Slovenia, Serbia, France and Turkey.

Sign of the winner of the presidential award for the contribution to strengthening of unity of the Russian nation, the President presented the head of chair of national and Federative relations of the Russian Academy Vyacheslav Mikhailov.

The order of Friendship was awarded to Professor of Slavic and Greek Philology of Granada University Rafael Guzman Tirado, Minister of labour of Slovenia Anna kopacz-Darkness, ex-President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, President of the «Sifal ‘» Gilles Remy, the head of «Nergiz holding» Javit Çağlar, representative of the French government on issues of relations with Russia Jean-Pierre Chevenement and the mayor of Ljubljana Zoran janković.

Putin noted that the winner of the presidential prize for contribution to strengthening of unity of the Russian nation became Vyacheslav Mikhailov. «A great scholar and practitioner. He did much for the establishment and development of Russian federalism, for the consolidation of the sovereignty of the country, became one of the initiators and active developers of the base documents on the processes of formation of the Russian identity. I thank You for Your stance, for defending the interests of our country in the academic field and in public service,» — said Putin.

He also thanked the audience for foreign citizens. «Your sincere and heartfelt attitude to Russia is expressed in concrete actions, deeds and actions. We understand that sometimes it’s not easy, having to overcome various stereotypes and prejudices, and especially appreciate your selfless work, your openness, commitment to truth and justice, efforts to preserve historical memory, the strengthening of cultural, business and friendly contacts with Russia and its citizens», — said the President.

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