|Order of Saint Catherine|
Star of the Order of Saint Catherine
|Awarded by Russian Federation|
|Eligibility||Russian and foreign nationals|
|Awarded for||High moral values and compassion for their outstanding contribution to peacekeeping, charity, humanitarian activities and the preservation of cultural heritage.|
|Established||3 May 2012|
|Next (higher)||Order For Merit to the Fatherland 4th class|
|Next (lower)||Order of Alexander Nevsky|
Sash and badge of the order
The Order of St. Catherine the Great Martyr (Russian: Орден Святой великомученицы Екатерины), is a State decoration of Russia established on 3 May 2012. President Dmitry Medvedev issued a presidential decree establishing an Order of St. Catherine to honour Russians and foreigners for outstanding contributions toward peacekeeping, charity, humanitarian efforts, and the preservation of cultural heritage.
- "Executive Order on awarding the Order of St Catherine the Great Martyr and the distinction For a Good Deed". http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/3734. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "Подписан Указ "Об учреждении ордена Святой великомученицы Екатерины и знака отличия «За благодеяние"" (in Russian). http://kremlin.ru. President of Russia. 3 May 2012. http://kremlin.ru/news/15192#sel=99:1,106:19. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
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