Q. ‘The Order of St Andrew the Apostle’, Russia’s highest civilian honour, is significant in Russian history because:

[A] It was established by Catherine the Great

[B] It is the oldest and highest order of chivalry in Russia

[C] It is exclusively awarded to military personnel

[D] It was created after the Russian Revolution

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation – The Order of St Andrew the Apostle was established by Tsar Peter the Great in 1698, making it the oldest and highest order of chivalry in Russia. It was originally created to recognize outstanding civilian and military merit. Recently, PM Modi has received Russia’s Highest Civilian Honour, The Order of St Andrew The Apostle.

Source: AIR

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