IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship for his great contribution to the development of Russian-Swedish trade and economic and investment ties. On behalf of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev's state award, the Swedish businessman handed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a special ceremony held in Geneva on March 1 2011 years.
Ingvar Kamprad, thanked him for their high honor, and noticed that he always believed in the great success of IKEA in Russia because the business idea of the company meets the needs of a huge number of people in setting up their houses of good quality products at an affordable price. The founder of IKEA told about how back in the year 1985 promised Nikolai Ryzhkov, who was then prime minister of the USSR, which IKEA stores will be opened in every town with a population of over a million people. Today IKEA Group is close to the fulfillment of this promise.
According to IKEA.