Russian Federation President Putin has awarded Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky the Order of Courage posthumously after his death in a St. Petersburg cafe bombing on April 2nd, 2023. PMC Wagner has also extended its benefits package reserved for fighters killed on the front, to the family of Tatarsky.
The criteria for the award reads below:
“The Order of Courage is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation who showed dedication, courage and bravery in protecting public order, fighting crime, in rescuing people during natural disasters, fires, accidents and other emergencies, as well as for bold and decisive actions committed during the performance of military or civil duties under conditions involving a risk to life.
The Order of Courage may be awarded posthumously and may be awarded multiple times to the same recipient.
Individuals already awarded three Orders of Courage may be awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation for a fourth selfless act of courage.
It may also be awarded to foreign nationals who showed dedication, courage and bravery in the rescue of Russian citizens during natural disasters, fires, accidents and other emergencies outside of the Russian Federation.
The Order of Courage is worn on the left side of the chest and when in the presence of other medals and Orders of the Russian Federation, is located immediately after the Order of Nakhimov.”