On September 10, 2018 the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed Decree 513 "On bestowing with state awards of the Russian Federation". For their merits in the development of space communications of Russia and many years of dedicated work, RSCC members were awarded with orders and honorable titles.
An Order of Friendship was awarded to Viktor Kovalenko, Director of Khabarovsk Space Communications Center.
A first-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland was awarded to Denis Pivnyuk, RSCC Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance.
A second-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland was awarded to:
- Evgeny Buydinov, Deputy Director General for Communications Systems Development and Operation;
- Mikhail Vaskovsky, Head of Satellite Communications Control Center;
- Aleksander Duka, Director of Dubna Space Communications Center;
- Mikhail Sokolov, Deputy Director & Chief Engineer of Skolkovo Space Communications Center.
The title of "Honorable Communication and Information Worker" was awarded to:
- Viktor Legalin, Shift Leader of Medvezhyi Ozera Space Communications Center;
- Yuri Okulov, Deputy Director & Chief Engineer of Dubna Space Communications Center;
- Ivan Sitilenkov, Deputy Head of Satellite Communications Control Center.
We are congratulating the colleagues on the well-deserved recognition of their work and wishing them further professional success!