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Russia honours PM Modi with highest civilian award

Prime News, Moscow/New Delhi, April 12:- Russia has conferred upon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the country’s highest civilian award.

The Indian Prime Minister has been honoured with the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India.

“On April 12, Narendra Modi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle for exceptional services in promoting special & privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India, and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples,” the Russian embassy in India said in a tweet.

This is the seventh international award that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honoured with. The award comes days after United Arab Emirates honoured PM Modi with ‘The Order of Zayed.’

‘The Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called’ is the highest order of the Russian Federation.

Established as the first and highest order of chivalry of the Russian Empire in 1698, it was abolished under the USSR before being re-established as the top Russian order in 1998. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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