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Chess Queen Kosteniuk gets Order for Merit to the Fatherland

At 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. Read my whole post including several photos on my official www.chessqueen.com blog.

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  • 9 months ago

    GM ChessQueen

    Thanks for your nice comments!))

  • 13 months ago

    Leon83

    Поздравляю!

  • 14 months ago

    nyankomusume

    congratulations!!Laughing

  • 14 months ago

    LaskerFan

    Wonderful honor for a fitting anchor of world women chess!

  • 14 months ago

    alec840

    Congratulations you deserve it you bring alot of positive energy and karma to our sport and are a good role model for the kids.

  • 14 months ago

    archmage81

    congratulations

  • 14 months ago

    Caliphigia

    Знак Почета?

  • 14 months ago

    davidmelbourne

    That's cool; can't see Australia handing out honours to 'mere' chess players; congratulations!

  • 14 months ago

    dzindzifan

    What a marvelous and great honor!  Well done!

  • 14 months ago

    enzoboxer

    A great honour and well deserved :)

  • 14 months ago

    GM ChessQueen

    Thanks :)

  • 14 months ago

    redneck7-1-1990

    BRAVO!Cool

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