Order of Naval Merit (Russia)
|Order "For Naval Merit"|
Order "For Naval Merit" (obverse)
|Awarded by Russian Federation|
|Type||Single grade order|
|Eligibility||Citizens of the Russian Federation|
|Awarded for||Excellence in worldwide oceanic activities in favour of Russian military and economic security|
|Established||February 27, 2002|
|First awarded||December 17, 2002|
|Next (higher)||Order "For Military Merit"|
|Next (lower)||Order of Honour|
Ribbon of the Order For Naval Merit
The Order "For Naval Merit" (Russian: Орден «За морские заслуги») is a state decoration of the Russian Federation bestowed for excellence in military or economic maritime endeavours. It was established on February 27, 2002 by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation № 245. Its statute was amended by presidential decree № 1099 of September 7, 2010.
The Order "For Naval Merit" is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation: for achievements in the exploration, development and use of the oceans in the interest of national defence and for ensuring its economic and social development; for achievements in the development and implementation of the latest technology and equipment for the Russian Navy; for services in maintaining, expanding, researching and using the exclusive oceanic economic zone of the Russian Federation; for achievements in the fight against illegal actions of pirates and poachers aimed at causing environmental and economic damage likely to ill affect the reputation and interests of the Russian Federation in its exclusive oceanic economic zone, as well as attacks against ships flying the national flag of the Russian Federation on the oceans; for skillful organization and conduct of naval exercises and manoeuvres, during which all goals were fully achieved.
The Order "For Naval Merit" is worn on the left side of the chest and when worn in the presence of other medals and Orders of the Russian Federation, it is located immediately after the Order "For Military Merit".
The badge of the Order is in the shape of a 40 mm wide four pointed cross made of enamelled silver. Two anchors cross behind a central medallion bearing the coat of arms of the Russian Federation. The central medallion edge is enamelled in blue and bears the inscription "FOR NAVAL MERIT" (Russian: "ЗА МОРСКИЕ ЗАСЛУГИ").
The Order "For Naval Merit" is suspended by a ring through the badge's suspension loop to a standard Russian pentagonal mount covered by an overlapping 24 mm wide white silk moiré ribbon with three central 2 mm wide longitudinal blue stripes separated by 3 mm.
Notable recipients (partial list)
- Artur Chilingarov, Polar explorer
- Andrei A. Dyachkov, Director General Marine Engineering Design Bureau "Rubin"
- Gennady G Matishov, Academician and Director of the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute
- Tom N. Suyts, Deputy Chief of the fleet of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
- Ivan V. Polozhii, Rear-Admiral, Navy of the Russian Federation
- Oleg G. Gurinov, Captain 1st Rank, Navy of the Russian Federation
- Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov, Commander of the Baltic Fleet, Navy of the Russian Federation
- Gennady Antokhin, Captain of the icebreaker "FESCO"
- Viktor Yagubov, head of the polar marine section of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
- Michael Izrailevich Genin, Chief Engineer and head of the Little Star naval repair yards, Arkhangelsk region
- Yuri Ivanovich Matveev, Director of the Federal State Research and Production Enterprise for marine geological exploration "Sevmorgeo"
- Arnold Bogdanovich Budretsky, leading expert of the Russian Antarctic Expedition of the "Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute"
- Valery Lukin, Deputy Director of the "Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute" - head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition
- Mikhail Sergeyevich Kaloshin, Captain of the scientific vessel "Akademik Fedorov" of the "Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute"
- Gennady Kolomna, Captain of the training vessel "Krusenstern" of the "Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy"
- Nikolai Kuzmich Zorchenko, Captain of the training vessel "Pallada" of the "Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University"
- Valentin Avilov, Deputy General Director - Director of military equipment production of the Northern Machine Building Enterprise "
- Jan Richese, Royal Navy Commander (UK)
- Nicholas Aibulatov, Head of the Laboratory of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
- Viktor Lapshin, Captain 2nd grade, Navy of the Russian Federation
- "Decree № 245 of the President of the Russian Federation of February 27, 2002" (in Russian). Consultant Legal Library. 2002-02-27. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
- "Decree № 1099 of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
- "List of recipients of the Order "For Naval Merit" compiled from ru.Wikipedia" (in Russian). Russian Wikipedia.
- "Recipients of the Order "For Naval Merit" from the site of the President of the Russian Federation" (in Russian). Presidential Press and Information Office of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 2012-05-19.