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Russia: DM Shoigu awards Order of Suvorov to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome01:10

Russia: DM Shoigu awards Order of Suvorov to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Russian Federation, Mirny
July 22, 2015 at 21:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu awarded the Order of Suvorov to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Mirny, in the Arkhangelsk region, Wednesday. The ceremony took place at the spaceport's Angara rocket launch site.

Shoigu attached the order to the flag of the cosmodrome and emphasised that the military decoration was awarded for the efforts of the site's entire collective. He went on to praise those who work at the cosmodrome for "increasing the combat capability of the armed forces and protecting the national interests of Russia in the field of space activities."

The award will provide further incentive to continue the facility's service to the country, said the head of the cosmodrome, Major-General Nikolai Nestechuk, adding "we will do everything to make Russia always remain a great rocket and space power."

The Order of Suvorov is a single-class military decoration of Russia honouring outstanding military leadership. It was originally a Soviet award given to senior military officers for exceptional leadership in combat operations during WWII. The award was named after the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire, Count Alexander Suvorov (1730-1800), who was undefeated in over 60 battles.

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu awarded the Order of Suvorov to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Mirny, in the Arkhangelsk region, Wednesday. The ceremony took place at the spaceport's Angara rocket launch site.

Shoigu attached the order to the flag of the cosmodrome and emphasised that the military decoration was awarded for the efforts of the site's entire collective. He went on to praise those who work at the cosmodrome for "increasing the combat capability of the armed forces and protecting the national interests of Russia in the field of space activities."

The award will provide further incentive to continue the facility's service to the country, said the head of the cosmodrome, Major-General Nikolai Nestechuk, adding "we will do everything to make Russia always remain a great rocket and space power."

The Order of Suvorov is a single-class military decoration of Russia honouring outstanding military leadership. It was originally a Soviet award given to senior military officers for exceptional leadership in combat operations during WWII. The award was named after the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire, Count Alexander Suvorov (1730-1800), who was undefeated in over 60 battles.

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