The presidential decree notes that the award to the Minister was awarded "for outstanding achievements in the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation and many years of diplomatic activity."
Now Lavrov is the full gentleman of this order. The decree was signed by the head of state 21 March, the birthday of the head of the Foreign Ministry.
In addition, Lavrov received an award from the Orthodox Church: Patriarch Kirill awarded the Minister the Order of St. Sergei Radonezh.
Help Moskovsky Komsomolets: “For February 2015, 53 people were awarded the Order of the I degree, among them - cultural figures Mstislav Rostropovich, Iosif Kobzon, Alexander Pakhmutova, politicians Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Kuchma, Yevgeny Primakov, Mikhail Fradkov, Yury Luzhkov. And only 24 are full holders of the order: Vladimir Zeldin, Leonid Bronevoy, Galina Vishnevskaya, Ilya Glazunov, Zurab Tsereteli, Mark Zakharov, Zhores Alferov, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Valentina Matvienko. ”