Vladimir Putin presented the Serbian film Director Emir Kusturica with the order of Friendship. The award ceremony took place on 4 November in the Kremlin, “Interfax”.
The Serbian Director was awarded “for significant contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples, the preservation and promotion of Russian language and culture abroad”.
On awarding the Director with the order, it became known on October 27. On this day, on the official Internet portal of legal information appeared appropriate decree of the President of Russia.
Kusturica with the order of Friendship was also honored with the American philanthropist Susan Lehrman, and Director of the China Grand national theatre of Chen Ping.
In July, the order of Friendship was awarded to cellist Sergei Roldugin and conductor Valery Gergiev. They were awarded “for special merits in the preparation and carrying out important humanitarian foreign policy actions that promote peace and friendship between peoples.”