Орден Дружбы Года Нисанова

In 2014, Vladimir Putin awarded God Nisanov with the Order of Friendship with the following wording: «For the vast contribution to the implementation of economic projects and the attraction of investments towards the economy of the Russian Federation». The said Order stands fifth in rank among the Russian Orders. The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, personally awarded God Nisanov at the ceremony of state awards in December 2014.
The Order of Friendship is a state award of the Russian Federation. It was established on March 2nd, 1994, by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 442. The predecessor of the Order was the «Order of Friendship of Peoples» established in 1972.
The author of the sketches and design of the modern, as well as the Soviet orders, is the artist Alexander Zhuk. He was also granted the Order of Friendship. The award is a silver five-pointed star covered with enamel and gilding. At its center there is a round medallion shaped in the form of a globe. The continents are gilded, and the seas and oceans are covered with blue enamel. The globe is surrounded by a laurel wreath. Between it's branches there are red dots made of rubies. On the back of the order there is an engraving stating «Peace and Friendship», and the number of the award is put below.

Орден Дружбы Года Нисанова

Today, the statute adopted in the spring of 2012 is in force. The Order can be received by both Russians and foreigners, who have significant merits in strengthening peace and friendship among nations. The order is also granted for effective work on the rapprochement of different cultures. As a general rule, the Order of Friendship is awarded to a person who has already received any other Russian state awards. The order is prescribed to be worn on the left side.
Among the Knights of the Order of Friendship are: 
Politicians and public figures - Pan Gi-Moon, Alexander Zhukov, Vyacheslav Kantor. 

Actors and directors - Vakhtang Kikabidze, Anastasia Vertinskaya, Irina Muravieva, Marina Neyolova, Alisa Freindlich, Pavel Lungin, Iosif Rayhelgauz, Robert Sturua, Alla Demidova, Valentin Gaft, Mikhail Boyarsky, Chulpan Khamatova; 

Musicians and singers - Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Montserrat Caballe, Edita Pieha. 

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