The decision was based on the recommendations of the Russian Federation Government, relevant committees of the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly and heads of the regions, as well as on the expert conclusion of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The official award ceremony took place on 29-30 March 2005 in the State Kremlin Palace. SPD was presented with the main award "Golden Olympus" and the "For Honor and Dignity" Order.

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