Decoration "For Beneficence"

The Decoration "For Beneficence" (Russian: Знак отличия «За благодеяние») is a decoration of Russia, established on 3 May 2012 by decree of President Dmitry Medvedev.[1]

Decoration "For Beneficence"
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Image of the decoration
TypeState Decoration
Awarded forActs of charity and good deeds
Presented by Russian Federation
EligibilityRussian and foreign citizens
StatusActive
Established3 May 2012[1]
First awarded3 May 2012[2]
Total3 (As of May 2012)[2]
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Precedence
Next (higher)Cross of St. George[3]
Next (lower)Decoration For Impeccable Service[3]

CriteriaEdit

The Decoration "For Beneficence" may be awarded for:[1]

  • Significant charity efforts to support children’s homes, nursing homes, orphanages, hospices or medical facilities in Russia;
  • Public works aimed at improving the level of morality and tolerance in society, promoting human values and human rights, and combating the spread of dangerous diseases and habits;
  • Contributions to the development of Russian science, culture, education or healthcare.
  • Assisting Non-governmental organizations or religious organisations with socially significant activities.
  • Efforts aimed at strengthening the institution of marriage and family.

DescriptionEdit

The decoration is a round, silver-gilt medal 32 millimetres (1.3 in) in diameter with a raised rim on both sides. The obverse is colored with blue enamel. In the center is a golden image of a pelican, feeding its young. Surrounding the image is a gold oak wreath. The reverse bears the inscription "ЗА БЛАГОДЕЯНИЕ" ("FOR CHARITY") and the number of the award. The decoration is suspended from a 24 mm moire silk ribbon in blue with thin gold stripes at the edges. The gold stripes are 2 mm wide and 2 mm from the edges of the ribbon.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Executive Order establishing the Order of St Catherine the Great Martyr and the Decoration "For Beneficence"". eng.kremlin.ru. President of Russia. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Executive Order on awarding the Order of St Catherine the Great Martyr and the Decoration "For Beneficence"". eng.kremlin.ru. President of Russia. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Подписан Указ «Об учреждении ордена Святой великомученицы Екатерины и знака отличия «За благодеяние». kremlin.ru (in Russian). President of Russia. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.