Three deputies of the state Duma March 10, received the order of Alexander Nevsky, according to the list of persons awarded with the President, who was able to see . Cavaliers of the order of the Chairman of the Commission for building a Parliamentary centre Vladimir resin, Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky and a member of the same Committee Andrey Skoch. Officially, the decrees on awarding orders were not published, but the representatives of the deputies confirmed their ceremony. At the plenary meeting of the state Duma on March 15 the President Sergey Naryshkin has congratulated obtaining top awards Resina and Slutsk.
Slutsky won the award for many years of legislative activity and strengthening the positions of Russia in the international arena, said the representative of the Deputy. Slutsky, a state Duma Deputy since 1999, head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, member of the LDPR faction, is included in the composition of the Russian delegation to PACE and the OSCE PA.
In 2014, the Slutsky was in the sanctions lists of the European Union and the United States. Sanctions were imposed after the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
With the participation of Slutsk in the summer of 2015 for the first time the Crimea after joining the Peninsula to Russia visited Western European parliamentarians delegation from France. According to the results of a two-day visit the head of delegation Thierry Mariani said that the region was “no occupation forces” and “people live here happily.”
The reasons given for the awarding of the order of the Skoch no, said his spokesman. In her opinion, the Deputy has received the award for charity work: Skoch headed by the Fund “Generation”. With it were restored, in particular, the memorial to Russian warriors “Port Arthur” in the northeast of China and the Soviet memorial cemetery of Kerepesi in Budapest, said the representative of the Deputy.
In addition, the Skoch Foundation provides humanitarian aid to residents of Donbas — the announcement was published on the organization’s website.
Skoch — state Duma Deputy since 1999, member of the faction “United Russia”, ranked 18th in the list of 200 richest businessmen of Russia in 2015, according to the magazine Forbes, the longtime partner of Alisher Usmanov.
What exactly the order was received by the former first Deputy mayor resin, its representative could not say, but explained that this award is given for special personal merits in state-building. The resin was elected to the state Duma of present convocation from “United Russia”, included in the Committee for land relations and heads the Duma Commission on building of the Parliamentary centre in Mnevniki. In February the Deputy celebrated the 80th anniversary.
The order of Alexander Nevsky — one of the highest Russian awards. It is awarded to civil servants for special personal merit in nation-building, many years of diligent work (the total length of service must be at least 20 years), citizens of Russia — for high personal achievements in various sectors (provided that they were previously awarded the order of Russia) and foreign political and public figures for contribution to the development of multilateral cooperation.
In the state award system of the Russian Federation order of Alexander Nevsky was re-introduced in 2010. The first was awarded Chairman of the state Duma of the fourth and fifth convocation, Boris Gryzlov. Of the deputies of the sixth convocation the Cavaliers earlier were Sergei Popov, who headed the rules Committee, Frants Klintsevich, a Nobel prize laureate and Communist Zhores Alferov, head of the Russian Union of veterans of Afghanistan, the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov, LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin. Also the award was received by first Vice-speaker of the state Duma, the President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov.