The St. George Cross of the Order of St. George also has four degrees. The award is given for military merit
Insignia of the Order of St. George & mdash; the highest military state award of Russia & mdash; became the St. George cross. The decree on this was signed by President Vladimir Putin, the document was published on the portal of legal information.
The St. George Cross of the Order of St. George also has four degrees. The award is given for military merit.
The Order of St. George and the badge of the St. George Cross were restored in Russia in 1992. The latter are awarded to soldiers, sailors, sergeants and foremen, warrant officers and warrant officers “ for feats and distinctions in battles, serving as examples of courage, dedication and military skill. ''
The St. George cross is made of silver, insignia I and II degrees & mdash; with gilding. In the middle there is a round medallion and a relief image of St. George. They wear a cross on the left on the last. The ribbon on the shoes of the I and III degree crosses is supplemented with a bow.
Among the holders of the IV degree of the Order of St. George & mdash; Rosgvardia head Viktor Zolotov, FSB director Alexander Bortnikov, ex-head of the Foreign Intelligence Service and director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Mikhail Fradkov, as well as First Deputy Commander of the Southern Military District Sergei Kuzovlev.
Commander of the Order of St. George, III degree is the Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov. He was awarded in secret. According to a RBC source, he received the Order of Gerasimov for conducting a successful operation in Syria.
Cavaliers of the II degree & mdash; former head of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov, ex-commander-in-chief of the ground forces Vladimir Boldyrev, and former commander-in-chief of the Air Force Alexander Zelin.
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