Putin, Medvedev receive South Ossetia's highest award
TSKHINVAL. Aug 24 (Interfax) - The Russian president has received the highest state award from South Ossetia during a meeting between the two countries' leaders in Moscow, the South Ossetian leader's press secretary told Interfax on Friday.
"The decree by Anatoly Bibilov reads: the Order of Uatsamonga was awarded to Vladimir Putin in recognition of his exceptional personal role in the repulsion of the Georgian armed aggression against the Republic of South Ossetia, and in the establishment of the sovereign statehood of the Republic of South Ossetia," Dina Gassiyeva said.
The same order was awarded to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev "in recognition of his outstanding merits in the repulsion of the Georgian armed aggression against the Republic of South Ossetia, and his personal contribution to the establishment of independence of the Republic of South Ossetia," Gassiyeva said.
BIbilov and Putin met ahead of the tenth anniversary of Russia's recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia.