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President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of Friendship to a number of South Korean citizens

February 28, 2001, Lotte Hotel, Seoul

In Seoul’s Lotte Hotel, President Putin gave the Order of Friendship to seven South Korean citizens for their great contribution to the development of Russian-Korean relations.

Among the recipients are Korean Foreign Minister Lee Chong-pin, who once served as ambassador to Moscow, former Foreign Minister Gong Ro-myung, National Assembly deputy Chong Je-moon, Asan Foundation President Chung Ju-yung (who founded the Hyundai Group), Lotte Hotel Company President Chang Sung-wong, Russian philologist Park Hyun-kyu (who is a co-chairman of the Korean Association of Russian Language Scholars), and Korea Estate Association head Park Kil-hoon.

February 28, 2001, Lotte Hotel, Seoul