Sergey Kushchenko Receives Order Of Friendship

Russian Federation state honors were awarded today in Moscow in the Kremlin's Catherine Hall.

VTB United League president Sergey Kushchenko was honored with the Order of Friendship for his efforts in developing physical education and sports and many years of diligent service.

Chief of Staff of the Russian Federation's Presidential Executive Office and VTB United League honorary president Sergei Ivanov presented the honors.

- I'm thankful for this honor. It's pleasant to be recognized by such a prestigious state honor, - noted Sergey Kushchenko. - A very interesting VTB United League season awaits us. We have a lot of work to do. Our main challenge is to confirm that our league is rightfully considered one of the best leagues in Europe and the world.