Putin awarded Naina Yeltsin with the order “St. Catherine”

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin awarded Naina Yeltsin with the order “St. Catherine”. A message posted on the Kremlin website.

The report said that the widow of the first President of Russia Naina Yeltsin awarded for “great contribution to the implementation of socially important humanitarian programs” and active participation in charitable activities.

On Tuesday, March 14, widow of the first President of Russia at the age of 85 years.

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Yesterday, 13 March, “Rain” reported that the Russian authorities “decided to celebrate the 85th anniversary of” Naina Yeltsin. In particular, the channel reported that in the Kremlin on the initiative of the head of state Vladimir Putin will host a reception. In addition, reported, “Rain”, state TV has prepared for the anniversary a few movies.

The order of the “Holy velikomuchenitsy Catherine” and a special mark of distinction “For blessing” was introduced by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in may 2012. Then he said, these state awards are designed to citizens of Russia and foreign citizens who have made “outstanding contributions to peacekeeping, charity and humanitarian activities.”

The order of St. Catherine the great Martyr is the sign and the star, said the award description on the website “Russian State awards”. The badge of the order is a cross of silver gilt with an oval medallion in the center. The medallion of the order covered in light blue enamel with the enamel image of St. Catherine. In the centre a silver eight-pointed star of the order is a round medallion covered with red enamel. The center medallion embossed gold full color image of the State emblem of Russia. Around the medallion covered with red enamel border. On the fringe straight gold letters the motto of the order: “For mercy”.

Earlier this order has existed in the Russian Empire from 1714 to 1917 and were given to persons of noble origin, the Grand Duchess, representatives of the Royal family and other noble families, notes “Interfax”.

Naina Yeltsin (birth name Anastasia Girina) was born 14 Mar 1932 in Orenburg region, in the village of Titovka. He graduated from the construction faculty of Ural Polytechnic Institute. S. M. Kirov. In 1956, she married Boris Yeltsin. They have two daughters: Elena and Tatiana.

The first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin, who ruled the country from 1991 to 1999, died in 2007.