The Order of Alexander Nevsky is awarded to civil workers of the Russian Federation, for special services to the Fatherland in the matter of state building, long-term conscientious service and high results in an official position. A citizen has to be employed in civil service for at least 20 years.

Vladimir Vasilyev has been Rector of ITMO University since 1995 (re-elected four times). Apart from the Order of Alexander Nevsky, he has received the Order of Honour, the Order of Services to the Fatherland (IV degree), a certificate from the State Duma and other awards. In addition, Vladimir Vasilyev has received the title of “Honorary Research Fellow of the Russian Federation” and “Honorary Citizen of St. Petersburg”.  

Translated by Pavel Vorobyev