Russian President Vladimir Putin approved changes to the regulation on state awards of the Russian Federation, the corresponding decree was published on Saturday on the official portal of legal information.
According to the decree “On some measures to improve the state award system of the Russian Federation”, the list of merits for which state awards can be awarded now includes “the socio-economic and technological development of Russia, <...> spiritual-moral and civil-patriotic education of children and youth ”, reports TASS.
Thus, military educational organizations and educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia can be awarded state awards for significant achievements in “educating young people in the spirit of patriotism, respect for the history and traditions of Russia, readiness to perform tasks in the interests of ensuring the defense and security of the individual, society and the state.”
In addition, military medical organizations and medical institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs can receive awards for services “in emergencies, epidemics, hostilities and in other circumstances that pose a risk to life.”
The new decree also allows awarding state awards to scientists, inventors and authors of important public projects without regard to the set deadline. Prior to that, such an award could be received no earlier than five years after the award.