Russian President Vladimir Putin honored Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska, one of the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
Putin honored the Bosnian Serb leader Dodik with the aforementioned medal for his contribution to the development of cultural and human relations between the peoples of Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and partnership with Republika Srpska.
Dodik had earlier presented Putin with the Order of Merit during his visit to Moscow for his support of Republika Srpska.
The medal, awarded to Dodek and named after the Russian saint Alexander Nevsky, is awarded to outstanding Russian or foreign politicians who have served the state for at least 20 years.
source: Balkan News
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