31 May 2024

Vladimir Putin Presents State Decorations

Andrey Filatov received the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Photo credit: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
Photo credit: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti

Thursday, May 30, the Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the highest state decorations of the Russian Federation at the St. Catherine Hall in the Kremlin. Over thirty citizens of Russia, including military officers, cosmonauts, representatives of public organisations, statesmen, public figures, popular actors, cultural and art figures, athletes, journalists, mothers of many children, healthcare workers, and industrial workers have been awarded orders, badges of honour, and honorific titles.
Among the recipients are the Moscow Mayor, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chess Federation of Russia Sergei Sobyanin, and the President of the Chess Federation of Russia, Head coach of the Russian men's chess team Andrey Filatov, who was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky for his great contribution to the development and popularization of chess in the country.
"To serve one's country is the highest honour. Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, thank you for the high estimation of my work and the work of my team. I serve Russia," said Mr. Filatov.