The Minister presented awards to the personnel Department

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in fotomancer of internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev. Archival photo.The Minister presented awards to the personnel Department© RIA Novosti / Alexey druginderal to the photobank

Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev on the eve of the Day of employee of organs of internal Affairs has awarded the state awards, awards of the Ministry of internal Affairs and departmental awards, the personnel Department, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«This is the anniversary year for the Russian police. Once again I want to remind about it as a sign of respect and deep gratitude to many generations of employees, who devoted his life to serving law and Fatherland», — said Kolokoltsev.

He noted that today the efforts of the personnel aimed at effective accomplishment of the Ministry task. To increase the level of protection of the Russians, he said, shows the reduction in recorded crimes, including serious and very serious, improves performance in several key areas, much work is being done to combat extremism, illegal drug trafficking and illegal migration.

In addition, the Minister noted that at a high level was ensured law and order during the world Cup, which has become one of the safest in the history of major international competitions.

«This year, 485 employees received state awards of the Russian Federation, more than 16.5 thousand — departmental awards. Today’s ceremony is not only a recognition of our achievements, assessment of personal contribution to the common cause, but a stimulus for further professional growth», — said Kolokoltsev.

At the event, the Minister in particular presented the awards to the General-the Colonel of police, first Deputy interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy, the valid state adviser of the Russian Federation of the first class, state Secretary- Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov, the General-the Lieutenant of internal service, head of the Department of civil service and personnel of the interior Ministry, Vladimir Kubyshko. For his services in maintaining the rule of law, high personal service activities increased by presidential decree, they were awarded the order of Alexander Nevsky.

Receiving the award, Gorovoy noted that perceives it as a reward to all present «for the joint work on ensuring public order and security on the world Cup.» «This award is perceived as the joint heads and staff of territorial divisions, which in cooperation with colleagues from other law enforcement agencies had implemented all the safeguards which the government has written to FIFA,» said Gorovoy.

The medal of honor, the Minister gave the Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs the General-the major of police Vitaly Chalice.

Among the awardees was the special photographer MIA «Russia today» Alexey Maligawa, which Kolokoltsev handed over the diploma of the winner of the Grand Prix of the tenth competition of the MIA of Russia «Open look».