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Honorary badge For Contributions to the Development of Law and the Parliamentary System

Statute of the badge

1. The badge is an award of the city of Moscow.

2. An image of St George and the inscription For Contribution to the Development of Law and the Parliamentary System are the basic elements of the badge. The badge comes with a certificate.

3. The badge is awarded to:

1) citizens of the Russian Federation and stateless persons for their contribution to the development of law, the parliamentary system, democracy, civil society, self-government in Moscow, state building, and protection of citizens’ rights and freedoms in Moscow (not more than 10 awards a year);

2) foreign nationals for their contribution to the development of Moscow’s international parliamentary ties.

4. Not more than 10 citizens of the Russian Federation and stateless persons can be awarded the badge annually. No quota applies to foreign nationals.

5. Among citizens of the Russian Federation, only persons previously awarded the Honorary Certificate of the Moscow City Duma can be recommended for the award of the badge.

6. Moscow City Duma deputies not awarded the Honorary Certificate of the Moscow City Duma can be awarded the badge provided they have served at least two terms.

7. Citizens of the Russian Federation can be awarded the badge, but not before two years after being awarded the Honorary Certificate of the Moscow City Duma.

8. The award decision is made by the Moscow City Duma and formalised by a Duma resolution.

9. Following the award decision, the Duma staff fill out a certificate for the badge, which is signed by the Moscow City Duma speaker.

10. The badge and its certificate are presented at a ceremony in the Duma by the Duma speaker (or deputy speaker).

11. The badge is worn on the right side of the chest and below state decorations.

12. The right to issue badges and certificates belongs exclusively to the Duma.

13. The external appearance and manufacture of the badge must conform to its description and sketch.

Supplement to Moscow City Duma Resolution No. 350 of November 30, 2005

Description of the badge and accompanying certificate

The badge is shaped like a cartouche or a scroll with partially wrapped decorative curlicues at the edges. The cartouche is 28 mm wide and 38 mm high.

A pillar is depicted in the centre of the cartouche. Attached to it is a plate with the inscription Law. The Moscow coat of arms’ main element — St George on horseback striking the Dragon with a spear — is at the top of the pillar. Under the pillar against a dark red background runs the inscription For Contribution to the Development of Law and the Parliamentary System.

The badge has a number, which is indicated on the reverse side. The badge is suspended from a rectangular bar 24 mm by 20 mm by means of a lug and a ring. The bar is wrapped in a dark red silk moire ribbon. In the centre of the bar is a raised image of the Moscow City Duma, with an olive branch underneath.

The bar has a safety pin to attach it to the clothes.

The badge is manufactured from gilded tombac.

The certificate accompanying the badge is a two-page cardboard book. Folded up, it measures 100×65 mm.

The inscription Certificate to the Badge For Contributions to the Development of Law and the Parliamentary System is foil stamped in gold on the certificate’s front cover.

An image of the badge is depicted in the centre of the inside front cover.

The inside back cover bears the inscriptions Certificate No ___, a horizontal space for the full name of the person awarded and the words Awarded the Honorary Badge for Contribution to the Development of Law and the Parliamentary System.

Beneath are the words Moscow City Duma Resolution No ___ of ___ and under them the words Moscow City Duma Speaker and space for the speaker’s signature and the seal.