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Vyacheslav Nikonov awarded Order of Saint Blessed Prince Daniil of Moscow
Vyacheslav Nikonov has been awarded the second degree Order of Saint Blessed Prince Daniil of Moscow for his contribution to the development of Russia, engagement into the activity aimed at the benefit of the Russian Orthodox Church and on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary
The Order was handed over to Vyacheslav Nikonov by the Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations, with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill.
Addressing the hero of the anniversary, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk emphasized on Vyacheslav Nikonov’s contribution to the promotion of the Russian language and culture as well as to the promotion of high standards of education. He also underlined Vyacheslav Nikonov’s religious commitment and a high level of cooperation between the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Russian Orthodox Church aimed at the implementation of humanitarian projects dealing with spiritual identity of the Russian world including its senses and values.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulated the members of Vyacheslav Nikonov’s family, representatives of the public authorities and public persons on the occasion wishing Vyacheslav Alekseyevich good health and God’s help in his further activity for the benefit of Russia and all the Russian World.
In his turn, Vyacheslav Nikonov thanked Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk for appreciating his work and expressed his readiness to keep on working hard for the benefit of Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church.