War in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin posthumously decorates the military blogger killed in a bomb attack

Steph Deschamps / April 4, 2023

The Order of Courage was awarded to him "for the courage and bravery he has shown," reads the Kremlin website.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday posthumously decorated a military blogger killed the day before in a bombing, a case in which Moscow blamed Ukraine and "agents" for opponent Alexei Navalny.
The Order of Courage is awarded to Maxim Fomin "for courage and bravery in the performance of his professional duties," reads a decree published on the Kremlin website.
Vladlen Tatarsky was killed Sunday by a bomb explosion in a cafe in St. Petersburg, where he was speaking at a conference of an organization called "Cyber Z Front", which supports the operation of Russian forces in Ukraine.
At least 32 other people were injured, eight of whom remain in serious condition. A 26-year-old woman was quickly arrested, presented by the Russian authorities as being affiliated with Vladimir Putin's historical opponent, Alexei Navalny.
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