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Russia confers Modi with state decoration for role in boosting Indo-Russia ties

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has been honoured with Russia's highest state decoration, the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, for his role in promoting close ties between the two countries.

The award comes days after the announced conferring Modi with 'The Order of Zayed'.

The said Modi is given the highest state decoration of for "exceptional services" in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between and and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples.

A Russian said the 'Order of St Andrew the Apostle' is awarded to prominent statesmen, public figures and those working in the fields of science, culture and arts in recognition of their exceptional services in promoting prosperity and glory of

The order can also be awarded to foreign heads of state for outstanding services.

The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is the highest order of the Russian Federation.

The foreign awardees of the award included of China Xi Jinping, of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and of the Republic of Azerbaijan Geydar Aliev.

The award ceremony is usually held at the of the

The Order was established in 1698 by the Great, in honour of Saint Andrew, the first apostle of Jesus and patron saint of Russia, said the

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 16:35 IST