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Vladimir Putin Bestows Order of Honour on Viatcheslav Kantor

Russian President awarded the Chairman of Acron Group's Coordinating Committee Viatcheslav Kantor the Order of Honour

During the official awards ceremony, which took place on 26 January at the Kremlin, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin bestowed the Order of Honour on the Chairman of Acron Group's Coordinating Committee, Viatcheslav Kantor. According to the President’s decree, Kantor was awarded “in recognition of his professional achievements and long-standing fair work”.

In the summer of 2016, President Putin and Mr. Kantor attended the launch of the country’s largest ammonia unit and inaugurated rare earth element operations at Acron’s site in Veliky Novgorod, both unprecedented developments for Russia. The ammonia unit was designed and built by Russian experts, and the REE extraction technology was designed in cooperation with the leading Russian research centres. Establishing REE operations at a Russian production facility is strategically important for ensuring national security and instrumental for phasing out REE imports.

* The Order of Honour is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation for their contributions to science, education and culture, as well as for outstanding production and economic performance in industry, construction, agriculture, communications and energy, coupled with the use of innovative technologies and significant improvements in social and economic development in Russian regions.