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Head of ISS-Reshetnev receives the Legion of Honour

Head of ISS-Reshetnev receives the Legion of Honour

Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of ISS-Reshetnev Company, in accordance with the order signed by the President of France on September 3, 2018, was awarded the Legion of Honour.

News that Nikolay Testoyedov had been given the Legion of Honour was brought by Sylvie-Agnès Bermann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in Russia, during her visit to ISS-Reshetnev. “I think that it is a good illustration of our fruitful and successful cooperation, which I hope will go on,” said Sylvie Bermann.

Nikolay Testoyedov, general director of ISS-Reshetnev, was awarded the Legion of Honour for his lasting profound contribution to strong and meaningful cooperation between ISS-Reshetnev and French aerospace companies. 25 years of this cooperation have resulted in 35 satellite construction projects successfully completed to date.

“We and our French partners are currently building four satellites for Russia. The Federal Space Program and the GLONASS Federal Target Program are opening up new prospects for the next 10 years. There we see enhanced opportunities for us to further strengthen our business ties,” added Nikolay Testoyedov.

The Legion of Honour is the highest national French order of merit, established on May 19, 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte on the model of orders of chivalry. The Legion of Honour is given to reward the most deserving people in all fields of activity. The decoration is presented on behalf of the Head of State – President of the French Republic – who is the Grand Master of the order.