After the United Arab Emirates, Russia has also decided to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi the highest civilian award 'Order of St Andrew the Apostle'. This information was given by the Russian Embassy in New Delhi on April 12, 2019.
In a statement issued on behalf of the Russian Embassy, ??said that the Prime Minister of India will be honored with Russia's highest civilian award (Order of St Andrew the Apostle) to carry forward the strategic partnership between India and Russia unprecedentedly.
Who is given this award?
This award is given to those who contribute to international leadership in strengthening relations with Russia. This is the seventh international award, which has been honored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
First Indian to be respected:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first Indian to receive this honor. Earlier this honor was also received by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A week after the Prime Minister was honored with the United Arab Emirates's highest civilian award 'Zayed Medal', the Russian award was received. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been honored with prestigious honors in South Korea and the United Nations.
Since India's independence, relations between India and Russia have been very good. During the Cold War, India and Soviet Union have strong strategic, military, economic, and diplomatic relations. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the relationship of both remained unchanged.
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