Order of Merit of Italian Republic awarded to Alexey Miller
Today the Italian Embassy in Moscow hosted a ceremonial awarding of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic to Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.
The Order was given by Vittorio Claudio Surdo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation.
The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic is the highest ranking order of Italy. It was established by the Law of March 3, 1951 (came into effect in 1952). The Order is awarded to Italian and foreign citizens for the merit in economy, literature, arts, charitable and social activities.