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The Order of St.Andrew the First-Called was granted under the president's decree to Lyudmila Zykina for her outstanding contribution to the development of national culture and musical art
The Order of St.Andrew the First-Called has been conferred upon slightly more than a thousand people over two centuries. Its latest holder was named this Tuesday: the Order was granted under the president's decree to Lyudmila Zykina, the director of the State Academic Folk Company "Rossia", for her outstanding contribution to the development of national culture and musical art. The Order of St.Andrew the First - Called was re-instituted by a decree of the President of Russia, signed on July 1, 1998. The decree reads that the Order is given to prominent statesmen, public figures and other citizens of the Russian Federation for singular achievements conducive to the prosperity, grandeur and glory of Russia. The Order can be also conferred upon heads and leaders of government of foreign states for major services to Russia. The Order of St.Andrew the First-Called was instituted by Peter the Great on November 30, 1698 to become Russia's supreme state award until 1917. Its holders could be officers of no lower than the general rank, statesmen and clergy. The first one to be decorated with the Order in 1699 was the diplomat and statesman Fyodor Golovin. As to Peter the Great, he was only the sixth to gain the Order for the capture of Swedish military ships in the mouth of Neva-river. After the re-institution of the order, its first holder (under the president's decree of September 30, 1998) became Russian Academy of Sciences member Dmitry Likhachev who received the award in the Kremlin on October 1, 1998. The Order has also been awarded to: Mikhail Kalashnikov, a designer of small arms, "for an outstanding contribution to the defence of the country" (October 7, 1998); Nursultan Nazarbaev (on October 12, 1998, as Russian President Boris Yeltsin was on a state visit in Kazakhstan); Alexander Solzhenitsyn (on December 11, 1998, on the occasion of his 80th anniversary), who refused to accept the award; Patriarch Alexis II (on February 19, 1999, on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary) "for an outstanding contribution to the spiritual and moral revival of Russia, for the preservation of peace and accord in society"; Russian Academy of Sciences member Valery Shumakov, director of the transplantology and artificial organs research centre, " for outstanding achievements in the field of health services and medical science" (November 5, 2001); Fazu Alieva, chairman of the Daghestan Women Union, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Women of Daghestan", (December 12, 2002) for an outstanding contribution to the development of national literature and lofty civic position; On May 10, 2003, the Russian president signed a decree on conferring the Order of Andrew the First-Called upon Azeri President Geidar Aliev "for an outstanding contribution to the consolidation of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of Russia and Azerbaijan." On June 9, 2003, Boris Petrovsky, the honorary director of the Russian research surgery centre of the Academy of Medical Sciences, was awarded the Order of St.Andrew the First-Called for outstanding achievements in the field of health protection and medical science. Poet Rasul Gamzatov, chairman of the Daghestan Writers Union board, received this supreme state award "for an outstanding contribution to the development of national literature and active public activities" (September 8, 2003, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary).
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