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RENOWNED OILMAN FARMAN SALMANOV AWARDED WITH “SHOHRET” ORDER

As the correspondent of AzerTAj informs, on May 10, on behalf of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev, the plenipotentiary ambassador of Azerbaijan in Russia Ramiz Rizayev has handed in the embassy the highest state award of the Azerbaijan Republic – the "Shohret" (“Glory”) Order to Farman Salmanov, the known Azerbaijan oilman, who, 50 years of his life has given to development of the oil-and-gas industry of the Soviet Union and Russia, the Hero of Socialist Labor, the Lenin Prize winner. Farman Salmanov is the doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the author of a number of monographers and scientific works. Now F. Salmanov is the adviser of the president of «ITERA» Gas Company.

Presenting the highest award of independent Azerbaijan, ambassador R. Rizaev said that this award wished to hand over F. Salmanov our national leader Heydar Aliyev, but, unfortunately, he did not manage to make it. Therefore, in this gala day when we mark 81st anniversary of our national leader Heydar Aliyev, President Ilham Aliyev has entrusted me to hand the Award "Shohret" to Farman Salmanov for the great contribution to development of economy, science and relations of friendship between Russia and Azerbaijan”.

Farman Salmanov heartily thanked the leadership of Azerbaijan in the person of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev for the great honor rendered to him - rewarding by the "Glory" Order. “At the same time, I want to express gratitude to all Azerbaijan in connection with the fact that delivery of this award has been dated for 50-years anniversary of my activity in Russia. In the birthday of the outstanding politician and statesman Heydar Aliyev, I want to once again express my gratitude.

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