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Executive Order on awarding Russian Federation state decorations

July 5, 2019

The President signed the Executive Order On Awarding State Decorations of the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order to bestow posthumous awards on the submariners who died in the fire on board a naval deepwater submersible.

According to the document, the President is awarding posthumously the title of the Hero of Russia to Captains 1st Rank Andrei Voskresensky, Denis Oparin and Konstantin Somov and to Captain 2nd Rank Dmitry Solovyov, for their courage and heroism displayed in the line of duty.

In addition, the Order of Courage is posthumously awarded to Captains 1st Rank Vladimir Abankin, Sergei Danilchenko, Denis Dolonsky, Konstantin Ivanov and Nikolai Filin, Captain 2nd Rank Alexander Avdonin and Captains 3rd Rank Viktor Kuzmin and Vladimir Sukhinichev, as well as to Lieutenant Colonel of Medical Service Alexander Vasilyev and Lieutenant Commander Mikhail Dubkov.

July 5, 2019