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March 6th, 2013

Chess Queen Kosteniuk gets Order for Merit to the Fatherland

Chess Queen Kosteniuk gets Order for Merit to the FatherlandAt the same time as I received the Certificate of Honorable Master of Sports of Russia last week (see post), I received officially the Medal and booklet representing the Order For Merit to the Fatherland. The certificate to me, Alexandra Kosteniuk was signed by President Medvedev. This award was given based on my win of the women’s world chess crown in 2008, and is extremely rare, even in the second class. Read about the Order For Merit to the Fatherland on Wikipedia. It shows how important Russia considers the game of chess and values champions who have brought fame to their country.

The actual decree where I was awarded the Order For Merit to the Fatherland:

My Medal:

The box in which the Medal and booklet came:

The Certificate Booklet:

And to close the video on how I became women’s world chess champion:

Posted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk
12th Women’s World Chess Champion

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17 Responses to “Chess Queen Kosteniuk gets Order for Merit to the Fatherland”

  1. ARCANVS1 says:

    Dear Chess-Queen!
    Saying this, I subsequently congratulate You to Your golden medal of the year 2008.
    (Although I could not find out a photo, being good enough to recognize the engraving on its surface, I assume strongly, that it has got rather profane content.)