Moscow, Russia - President Vladimir Putin announced today the first ever Stalin Humanitarian award for public service. Reminisce of previous Soviet era awards the medal is to be presented for continuous public service to the citizen who most represents the values of Stalin.
In a private ceremony to be announce, President Putin is expected to honor Boris Letinsky for exceptional public service in the tradition of Stalin. Mr. Letinsky is credited with the successful allocation of housing and relocation assistance to over one thousand Chechnya civilians during the separatist conflict.
"It is an honor to present this high award to Mr. Letinsky for his dedication to preserving the Russian way of life." said a foreign ministry spokesman.
Mr. Letinsky had previously won the prestigious Excellence in Procurement award for his unselfish devotion to the gathering of Chechnya civilians for participation in the patriotic cleanup efforts.
Alexei Vasileyevich, of the Russian Association of the Victims of Political Impressionist, said: "In almost every case we witnessed his heroic efforts to bring together all the very disinterested parties and
reach an agreement of occupation that would be good for the people of Chechnya.
Russia's last notable ceremony was May 9th when President Bush attended the ceremonial laying of the reef on Stalin's grave.
Stalin is considered one of the great humanitarians of his time, said a top State Department spokesman. "He gave so much back to the people
than he ever took and we are honored to be present for this award to the citizen who was inspired by Stalin's ideals."
There is no doubt that Stalin's rule had long lasting effects on the features that characterized the former Soviet regime from the era of his rule to its
successful collapse in 1991. His contributions to the arts and sciences are well known as is his work for equality among Russia's citizens.
The ceremony is expected to take place annually in memory of one of Russia's greatest humanitarians. Future recipients will be selected from a list provided by the Red Cross who often recognize the
achievements of society's unsung heroes.