On April 17, 2013, the Ekaterinininsky Hall in the Kremlin and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel hosted the Grand Ceremony, during which national awards were handed over to employees of Transneft, JSC, , its subsidiaries and contractor companies for their contribution to the construction and commissioning of such oil pipeline systems as the Baltic Pipeline System – 2, Purpe - Samotlor pipeline system and the second stage of the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean Project. The prestigious awards were granted to 74 people.
The award ceremony was conducted by S.B. Ivanov, Head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, and Ye.M. Shkolov, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation. In his greeting speech to the participants of the ceremony, President of Transneft, JSC N.P. Tokarev said: “For all of us, today’s ceremony is not only appreciation of the merits and achievements. First of all, it is enormous credit of trust. I have no doubt that the employees of Transneft, JSC will be able to justify the confidence reposed in them, will do their best to achieve impressive results in their work, will do everything above and beyond the call of duty for the greater good and prosperity of our Motherland!”