On January 25, 2019, the Insignia of Chevalier (Knight) of the French National Order of Merit was awarded to Gennady Ryabov, Advisor to the Director of HSE Nizhny Novgorod, by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Russia, Sylvie Bermann.
The National Order of Merit was founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle. It is the second most important state award in France.
The order is presented to foreigners in exceptional cases for their special contribution to the prosperity of France and the spread of French culture and the French economic model.
Gennady Ryabov was awarded the National Order of Merit (France) for the development of international cooperation, the creation of the French-Russian University, his diplomatic work as Honorary Consul of the Republic of France and long-term activities to strengthen international cultural and educational relations with France.
We congratulate Gennady Ryabov on this remarkable achievement!