Order of Friendship

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Order of Friendship
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Order of Friendship (obverse)
TypeSingle grade order
Awarded forStrengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples
Presented byFlag of Russia.svg  Russian Federation
EligibilityRussian nationals and foreign nationals
StatusActive
Established2 March 1994 [1]
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Ribbon of the Order of Friendship
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Honour
Next (lower) Order of Parental Glory
Related Order of Friendship of Peoples
Prince Michael of Kent receives the Order of Friendship from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 4 November 2009 at the Moscow Kremlin. Dmitry Medvedev and Michael of Kent.jpg
Prince Michael of Kent receives the Order of Friendship from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 4 November 2009 at the Moscow Kremlin.
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge being awarded the Order of Friendship by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 22 November 2011 at the Moscow Kremlin. Jacques Rogge and Dmitry Medvedev 22 November 2011.jpg
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge being awarded the Order of Friendship by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 22 November 2011 at the Moscow Kremlin.
Manfred Schmidt, Head of the Department for Crisis Management of the German Interior Ministry, being decorated with the Order of Friendship by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 13 October 2010 at the Moscow Kremlin. Manfred Schmidt and Dmitry Medevedev 13 October 2010.jpg
Manfred Schmidt, Head of the Department for Crisis Management of the German Interior Ministry, being decorated with the Order of Friendship by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 13 October 2010 at the Moscow Kremlin.

The Order of Friendship (Russian : Орден Дружбы, Orden Druzhby) is a state decoration of the Russian Federation established by Boris Yeltsin by presidential decree 442 of 2 March 1994 [1] to reward Russian and foreign nationals whose work, deeds and efforts have been aimed at the betterment of relations with the Russian Federation and its people. The design of order was created by Alexander Zhuk. Its statute was later amended by presidential decree 19 of 6 January 1999, [2] presidential decree 1999 of 7 September 2010, [3] presidential decree 1631 of 16 December 2011, [4] and presidential decree 308 of 16 March 2012. [5] It can trace its lineage to the Soviet Order of Friendship of Peoples, also designed by Alexander Zhuk.

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Award statute

The Order of Friendship is awarded to Russian and foreign nationals for special merit in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding between nations, for fruitful work on the convergence and mutual enrichment of cultures of nations and peoples; for the active conservation, development and promotion of the cultural and historical heritage of Russia; for great contribution to the implementation of joint ventures with the Russian Federation, major economic projects and attracting investments into the economy of the Russian Federation; for broad charitable activities. [5]

Award description

The badge of the Order of Friendship is made of gilded silver and enamels. It is a pentagonal star created from diverging golden rays. On the obverse at the center of the star is a terrestrial globe, with the oceans covered in blue enamel. The globe is surrounded by a green enamelled wreath of olive branches. On the reverse is the inscription "Peace and Friendship" (Russian : "Мир и дружба") and the etched serial number of the individual award. The distance between opposite tips of the star is 44 mm. [1]

The badge of the order is connected by a ring through the suspension loop to a standard Russian pentagonal mount covered with an overlapping 24 mm wide green silk moiré ribbon with 6 mm wide light blue stripes along its edges. [1] When worn in the presence of other Orders and medals of the Russian Federation, the Order of Friendship is located immediately after the Order of Honour. [6]

Notable recipients (partial list)

The following individuals were awarded the Order of Friendship: [7]

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