The President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik awarded the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the Order of the Republic of Srpska on a necklace.

“Putin is responsible for developing and strengthening collaboration and the political and friendly relations between the Republic of Srpska and Russia. He has merits in the field of public activities that contribute to the overall and mutual political, economic, social and industry growth and development,” said Dodik in Banja Luka at the awards ceremony.

The order will be presented at a later date, on the first meeting between Dodik and Putin.