The former head of the Russian government and now the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, III degree. The corresponding order was signed by the head of state Vladimir Putin a little earlier.
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The text of the document, which has already been made public on the single portal of regulatory legal acts, states that Dmitry Anatolyevich was presented with such a high award for “services to the Russian state”, as well as for “conscientious” performance of his duties in public service for many years. It is noteworthy that earlier Medvedev was already awarded the same order of I and II degrees, that is, in order to become a full cavalier of this order, Dmitry Anatolyevich had the last step, which is to receive the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree.
It is worth recalling that in the period 2008-2012 Medvedev served as President of the Russian Federation, after which he headed the Cabinet of Ministers for eight years. In January 2020, Medvedev and his team were dismissed, and the government was headed by Mikhail Mishustin. After some time, at the suggestion of President Putin, the post of deputy chairman was introduced into the Security Council, which was occupied by Dmitry Anatolyevich.