New Delhi : The Russian Embassy tweeted confirming that Russia’s president Vladimir Putin will be honouring India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its highest civilian award – “Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle” for promoting a special and privileged strategic partnership between Russian and India, the country informed today. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the decree to award the PM, its embassy tweeted.
“On April 12, Narendra Modi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle for exceptional services in promoting special & privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian people,” the Russian Embassy said in a tweet.
This is the second international award the PM received this month. He was awarded Zayed Medal, the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian award, as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.
The Order of ‘St Andrew the Apostle’ is the highest order and the oldest state order of Russia, first established n 1698. It was abolished under the Soviet Union but re-established in 1998.