Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend /
Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, head of the Russian Representative Office of the Foundation, Leyla Aliyeva, has been awarded the Order of the saint Equal to the Apostles Duchess Olga of the 3rd Degree, a high order of the Russian Orthodox Church.
According to the website of Astrakhan region astrobl.ru, the Order was conferred upon Leyla Aliyeva by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for her contribution to construction of a monument to the saint Equal to the Apostles Prince Vladimir in Astrakhan, and for her role in strengthening friendship between Russia and Azerbaijan.
The Order of the saint Equal to the Apostles Duchess Olga was founded in 1989 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Baptism of Holy Russia. The Order is given to women for their services to the Church.
The holders of the Order include chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko, former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Grand Duchess of Russia Maria Vladimirovna.
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