“The Mayor of Zagreb has been awarded with the Order of Friendship by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a ceremony held on Sunday the Mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic, received this prestigious award for his efforts in strengthening Russian – Croatian co-operation.

On receiving the award from Putin the Mayor of Zagreb commented that he expects a developing continuation of the ties between the two countries.

And the Russian President added that he thanked Bandic for his contribution to the promotion of the relations with Russia and its culture.” (Dubrovnik Times)