Order of Honour (Russia)

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Order of Honour (Орден Почёта)
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Order of Honour
Awarded by the Russian Federation
Type Single grade order
Eligibility Russian citizens
Awarded for High achievements in government, economic, scientific, sociocultural, public, sport and charitable activities
Status Active
Statistics
Established March 2, 1994
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Naval Merit
Next (lower) Order of Friendship
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Ribbon of the Order of Honour

The Order of Honour (Russian: Орден Почёта) is a state order of the Russian Federation established by Presidential Decree № 442 of March 2, 1994[1] to recognise high achievements in government, economic, scientific, sociocultural, public, sport and charitable activities. Its statute was amended by decree № 19 of January 6, 1999[2] and more lately by decree № 1099 of January 7, 2010[3] which defined its present status. The Russian Federation Order provides continuity from the Soviet Union's identically named Order. The Soviet Order of Honor was denoted by a gray yellow edged ribbon.

Award statute[edit]

The Order of Honour is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation: [1]

  • For high achievements in production and economic indicators in industry, construction, agriculture, communications, energy and transport, coupled with the predominant use of innovative technologies in the production process
  • For a significant increase in the level of socio-economic development of the Russian Federation; for achievements in modernizing the Russian health care system, aimed at significantly improving the quality of the provision of medical services, as well as the development and widespread practical applications of modern and innovative methods of diagnosing and treating diseases
  • For achievements in scientific research resulting in significant Russian scientific and technological advantage in various fields of science, increased domestic production of competitive high-tech products
  • For services to improve the Russian education system aimed at dramatically improving the quality of the education provided, the system of training specialists for the Russian economy and increasing international prestige of Russian educational institutions
  • For significant contribution to the preservation, promotion and development of Russian culture, art, history and the Russian language, associated with increased levels of cultural and humanitarian development of civil and patriotic education of the younger generation
  • For very fruitful public, charitable and community activities
  • For merit in the promotion, and support of youth sports, as well as professional sport, considerably increasing the level of physical activity and making Russia a World leader in individual sports

The Order of Honour is worn on the left side of the chest and when in the presence of other medals and orders of the Russian Federation, is situated immediately after the Order "For Naval Merit".[4]

Award description[edit]

Reverse of the Order of Honour

The Order is struck from silver and covered with enamels, it is shaped as a 42 mm in diameter octagonal cross enamelled in blue on its obverse except for a 2 mm wide band along its entire outer edge which remains bare silver. The obverse bears a white enamelled central medallion bordered by a silver laurel wreath, the medallion bears the silver state symbol of the Russian Federation. On the otherwise plain reverse, two rivets and the award serial number at the bottom.[3]

The Order of Honour is suspended by a ring through the badge's suspension loop to a standard Russian pentagonal mount covered by a 24 mm wide overlapping blue silk moiré ribbon with a 2,5 mm wide white stripe situated 5 mm from the ribbon's right edge.[3]

Notable recipients (partial list)[edit]

The individuals below are recipients of the Order of Honour".[5][6]

Evgeny Mironov, Artistic Director of the Federal State Institution of Culture "The State Theatre of Nations," being awarded the Order of Honour by President Dmitry Medvedev on December 29, 2011. (Photo www.kremlin.ru)
Anatoly Alexandrov, Rector of the "Bauman" Moscow State Technical University being presented with the Order of Honour by President Dmitry Medvedev on May 3, 2012. (Photo www.kremlin.ru)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Decree № 442 of the President of the Russian Federation of March 2, 1994" (in Russian). Commission on state awards under the President of the Russian Federation. 1994-03-02. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Decree № 19 of the President of the Russian Federation of January 6, 1999" (in Russian). Commission on state awards under the President of the Russian Federation. 1999-01-06. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "Decree № 1099 of the President of the Russian Federation of January 7, 2010" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Decree № 1631 of the President of the Russian Federation of December 16, 2011" (in Russian). Site of the President of the Russian Federation. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Recipients of the Order of Honour compiled from the site of the President of the Russian Federation". Site of the President of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  6. ^ "List of recipients of the Order of Honour compiled from en.Wikipedia". Wikipedia. 

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