On May 23, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin presented orders, medals and badges accompanying honorary titles to outstanding Russians and a number of foreign citizens.
Decorations were presented to more than 30 representatives of various areas, including pilot cosmonauts, academic, cultural and sport figures, industrial and agricultural workers. Among them there was also Valentina Matvienko, Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council and of the Board of Trustees at Almazov Centre. She was awarded the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, one of the highest Russian decorations.
“The powerful and dynamic personality of Valentina Matvienko combines wisdom and experience, a systemic perception of state tasks, an ability to ensure their accomplishment and utmost responsibility. She became the first woman to head the Federation Council, and she is doing a lot in this capacity to strengthen Russian parliamentarianism and federalism,” highlighted the President.
Valentina Matvienko has been heading the Board of Trustees at Almazov Centre since its inception in 2013 and has long been a true friend to its large team and is constantly giving support. Her involvement in the activities of Almazov Centre became the starting point for its rapid development after the completion of the multi-year construction and the formation of a leading versatile scientific, clinical and educational medical facility in Russia.