Order of Saint Righteous Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy

The Order of Saint Righteous Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy is an award of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was created on 1 October 2004 by Patriarch Alexiy II and the Holy Synod as a means of marking courageous service to the Russian state or contributions to cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Armed Forces, providing spiritual and moral support for servicemen and women in active or reserve service, as well as retired servicemen. Typical recipients are clerics, generals and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, although other persons are not barred.[1] [2]

The order is awarded in three classes.

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  1. ^ "Patriarch Kirill arrives in Krymsk". ITAR-TASS. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Order of Saint Righteous Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, 1st class". Orders and Medals Society of America. Retrieved 2 August 2012.