State awards for his contribution to the national economy, science, culture and the media gave President Vladimir Voronin. 23 people awarded for their hard work and professionalism, talent and diligence that they showed in their work. Former director of the National Medical Insurance Company, Gheorghe Rusu, who was awarded the Order "Ordinul Republicii", said Vladimir Voronin's contribution to the development of the health system, assessing responsibility and courage to the head of state in the implementation of health insurance. With research staff of public institutions "Enciclopedia Moldovei", honored with state awards, thanked him for that State noted the work of scientists, and promised that he would continue to work with the same diligence to develop a new edition of the encyclopedia. Mayor mun. Balti Vasile Panchuk said that it was an honor to be awarded the Order "Ordinul Republicii", and thanked for the high evaluation of its activities in the field of local public administration. The award of the Order of "Gloria Muncii" journalist Sergei Drobot expressed gratitude for the fact that while in office, President Vladimir Voronin praised achievements of the press. He stressed that Voronin was one of the few heads of state who do not exert pressure on the opposition press.