Italian President Sergio Mattarella deprived of state awards of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The corresponding decree is published in the state printed body Gazzetta Ufficiale.
In addition, the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Viktor Yevtukhov and the head of VTB Andrei Kostin, a similar order, lost a lower degree of the “Commander”.
According to information, Mattarella made this decision at the proposal of the Italian Foreign Ministry and after consultations with the country’s embassy in Moscow and the Council of the Order.
The Order of the Star of Italy (Ordine Della Stella d’Talia) is awarded to Italy citizens living abroad and foreigners for special merits in the development of friendship and cooperation between Italy and other countries. The cavalier of the Big Cross is the highest class of awards.