Daniel Granin is awarded the
Order of St. Andrey Pervozvanniy
On 26 January 2009, in the Konstantinovsky Palace a ceremony of awarding the famous Petersburg writer, an honored citizen of the city Daniel Granin the Order of Saint Andrey Pervozvanniy.
The award to the hero of the anniversary was handed over by the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
The text of the decree about awarding reads as follows: "For the outstanding
contribution to the development of the native literature,
The first and the supreme in Russia the Order of Andrey Pervozvanniy is founded by Peter I in 1698. It is restored in 1998 by President Boris Yeltsin as the supreme state award of the Russian Federation. The first chevalier of the renewed award became academician Dmitry Sergeevich Likhachev who has donated the award for storage in the State Hermitage.
Daniel Granin is the 14th chevalier of the Order of Andrey Pervozvanniy. On 26 January 2009 the writer also has donated his Order for storage in the State Hermitage.