Order of St Andrew: Russia awards PM Narendra Modi its highest order

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get Russia’s highest civilian award, ‘Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’, for promoting a special and privileged strategic partnership between Russian and India, the country informed today. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the decree to award the PM, its embassy tweeted.

“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 said in a tweet.

According to the Russian govenrment, “The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is awarded to outstanding politicians and public figures, as well as other citizens of Russia, for exceptional services…”