news link: http://www.sports.ru/others/142711066.html
and the award ceremony for Olympic medalists video here
English translated by Bing, edited by catts, many many thanks!!!
On 15th Aug, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented orders and medals to the members of the Russian team, who performed successfully in the Olympics Games 2012 in London.
Order of ‘Merit for the Fatherland IV Degree’ was awarded to two-times Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Evgenia Kanaeva and to the five winners of the London Games in synchronized swimming, including five-times Olympic champion Anastasia Davydova.
‘Medal of Honor’ was awarded to Natalia Antyukh and the leader of the Russian national volleyball men’s team Sergei Tetyukhin. 34 Russian athletes received the ‘Order of Friendship’, and the rest – the medal of ‘Order of Merit for the Fatherland I and II degrees’.
Putin presented the awards to the Olympians in the Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. The event was attended by 82 athletes, as well as coaches and leaders of the sports federations, according to the official report.
For a complete list of recipients, please click http://pravo.gov.ru:8080/page.aspx?23732
And president Putin gave every Olympic medalist a car-Audi, here’s the video Zhenya and Dudkina. For gold medalist is A8 and silver is A7.
in this news video, Zhenya said: ‘The car, I like it very much, and … how should I put it? It is my second time to receive one. In the last Olympics I won a car, which I gave to my mom, This time I’ve got another one, of course I am happy.’ (big thanks catts for translation!!!)
P.S. I remember in 2008 Zhenya received a Benz for her first Olympic gold!