The director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev (left) and artistic director of the St. Petersburg House of music Sergei Roldugin
The cellist and conductor Sergei Roldugin Valery Gergiev received awards for achievements in carrying out important humanitarian actions. Putin also awarded billionaire Oleg Deripaska and the top manager of the Savings Bank of Lev Khasis
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin awarded director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev and the artistic director of the St. Petersburg House of Music Sergei Roldugina Order of Alexander Nevsky , should be the presidential decree , published on the official Internet portal legal information.
Awards and Roldugin Gergiev awarded with the wording « for special merits in the preparation and conduct of important humanitarian foreign policy actions that promote peace and friendship between peoples.” With the same wording of the Order of Friendship awarded Artist of the House of Music Paul Miliukov and Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky. Medals of the Order “For Services to the Motherland» II degree received 36 orchestra performers, accompanist, prop and a few other employees Mariinsky Theatre and g Lavna administrator Charitable Foundation Valeria Gergiev Andrei Popov.
The list of awardees also got n resident “Rusal”, billionaire Oleg Deripaska (41 th place in the list of the richest Russian businessmen, according to Forbes, assessment of the state – $ 2.1 billion) and the first deputy chairman of Sberbank of Lev Khasis. Deripaska assigned decoration “for beneficence” for his contribution to charitable and social activities. Khasis received the Order of the D ruzhby with the words “for his great contribution to the development and improvement of the banking system».
Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin awarded Order “for services to the Fatherland» IV degree – “for his great contribution to the development of constitutional justice, and many years of fruitful activity».
in May, the Mariinsky Theatre orchestra under Valery Gergiev gave a concert in the Syrian Palmyra freed with the support of the Russian military. Among the speakers were also cellist Sergei Roldugin, was the soloist in the performance of “cadres» Rodion Shchedrin , and Pavel Milyukov, performed the Johann Bach Chaconne. A month after the concert Gergiev received the State Prize for outstanding achievements in the humanitarian field.