September 4, 2005

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Vladimir Putin signed a Decree «On Awarding State Awards of the Russian Federation» to the foreign sailors who participated in rescuing the Russian bathyscaphe AS-28.

Text of the Decree:

The selflessness and extreme professionalism shown during the rescuing of Russian sailors will be rewarded with the following

SEA MERITS AWARD

Stuart Gold operator of the submersible of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Peter Nuttall operator of the submersible of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ian Riches second rank captain of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

HONOUR AWARD

Kinosita endzi first rank captain of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force.

FRIENDSHIP AWARD

Patrick Poon major of the Air Force of the United States of America

Steven Smith third rank captain of the Navy of the United States of America

Jonathan Hollow first rank captain, and Naval attache of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Russian Federation

Kate Hewett aircraft major of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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