Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour
|Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour|
|Awarded for||Noteworthy service to the fatherland|
|Presented by||Russian Federation|
|Eligibility||Citizens of the Russian Federation|
|Established||11 April 2008|
|First awarded||11 July 2008|
The Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour (Russian: Почётная грамота Президента Российской Федерации) is an honorary award bestowed by the President of the Russian Federation to deserving citizens. It was established by Presidential Decree №487 of 11 April 2008. The statute and regulations governing this award were amended on two occasions, first on 12 January 2010 by Presidential Decree №59 and again on 14 January 2011 by Presidential Decree № 38.
In accordance with regulations, the Certificate of Honour is a form of promotion and public recognition:
"For noteworthy service in defence of the Fatherland and ensuring the security of the state, for strengthening the rule of law, health and life, for protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, for contributions in public construction, in the economy, science, culture, the arts, education, sports, charities and other services to the state"
The Certificate of Honour is awarded during an official ceremony by the President or from his name by the other government official. Recipients of the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour also receive a badge for wear on civilian clothing.
The certificate is rectangular and bordered by the national colours of Russia, white blue and red. At top center, the coat of arms of the Russian Federation, immediately below it, the inscription in gold letters on two lines "Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour" (Russian: Почётная грамота Президента Российской Федерации). The recipient's name and the award citation follow below.
- "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of April 11, 2008 №487" (in Russian). the Kremlin. 2008-04-11. Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-22.