State awards were presented to the champions of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. The ceremony took place on August 12 at the Luzhniki sports complex in Moscow.
Three-time Olympic champion, skier Alexander Bolshunov awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
Figure skater Anna Shcherbakovaas well as skiers Natalia Nepryaeva, Tatyana Sorina and Julia Stupak awarded the Order of Friendship.
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation presented awards to athletes Igor Levitin.