On August 14, 2020, at the Museum of Russian National Writing, Y.I. Arutsev was handed the Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow, III degree, awarded to an outstanding calligrapher, founder of the Yaroslavl Historical and Genealogical Society, founder of the author’s school “Russian Calligraphy and Ligature” and the Museum of Russian National Writing by the Decree of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the initiative of the Association private museums in Russia.
The award was presented by Bishop Nekrasovsky, vicar of the Yaroslavl diocese Boris (Mikhail Mikhailovich Baranov).
Yuri Ivanovich Arutsev is known to fairly wide circles of Russian society as a convinced propagandist of Russian Orthodox culture and especially its role in genealogical research and education of children. He is a staunch supporter of the need for the mandatory involvement of the Russian clergy in the educational process in primary and secondary schools and believes that without this, the moral education of Russian children and youth is impossible.
Yuri Arutsev was awarded the Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow, III degree for his contribution to the development of Slavic writing and in connection with the 70th anniversary of his birth.
Addressing Yuri Ivanovich during the presentation of the award, Vladyka Boris noted: “This award inspires all those who follow you, who study with you and who are not indifferent to our Motherland and its history.”