Leokadia Mikhailovna Drobizheva, chief researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Order of Friendship on September 25, 2010 by President Dmitry Medvedev. Dr. Drobizheva has been the editor of the Kennan Moscow Project's journal Vestnik Instituta Kennana v Rossii since 2005. She has also served on the Advisory Council of the Washington, D.C. Kennan Institute. The staff of the Kennan Institute in Washington and Moscow congratulate Dr. Drobizheva in receiving this honor.