The corresponding decree was published on the official portal of legal information. 

The document says that “for his great contribution to the development and strengthening of the financial and banking system of Russia, many years of conscientious work, to award the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, I degree, Andrei Leonidovich Kostin - President - Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank (public joint stock company), the city of St. -Petersburg ".

Earlier it was reported that Putin awarded the rector of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Anatoly Alexandrov, with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, III degree.