Chevalier of the Order of St. Anne
Presented by Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, the Head of the Imperial House of Romanov and descendant of the Russian, European and British royalty,
including Alexander II and Queen Victoria.
About the Award
The “Order of St. Anne," the imperial order of chivalry, was founded on February 14th, 1735, by the Duke Karl Friedrich of Holstein-Gottorp and was in memory of his wife, Anna Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great. The order’s motto is "Amantibus Justitiam, Pietatem, Fidem"
(To those who love justice, piety, and fidelity.)
The Order of Saint Anne, 3rd class, bestows the Chevalier title, as well as personal nobility. Throughout the centuries, it has been awarded for outstanding achievements and exemplary service in professional fields.
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