The award comes days after the United Arab Emirates announced conferring Modi with 'The Order of Zayed'.
The Russian government said Modi is given the highest state decoration of Russia for "exceptional services" in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples.
A Russian official 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 Russia.
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.
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