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Veterans of the Arctic convoys received awards from Vladimir Putin and David Cameron

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The President of Russia and the Prime Minister of Great Britain personally awarded 20 participants of the Arctic convoys of World War II with the Ushakov Medal and the Arctic Star.


Vladimir Putin particularly noted the merits of veterans. “The point is not only in the enormous amounts of material assistance provided by the USSR to the Allies during the Second World War, but also in the fact that you and your comrades in arms demonstrated personal courage and heroism, giving the world confidence in the victory over Nazism, ”the Russian president said. He also added that Russia remembers the participants of the Arctic convoys and consider them heroes.

David Cameron praised the veterans for working in difficult climatic conditions, called it vital, and added that the award found its heroes after 70 years. The Prime Minister also thanked the veterans on behalf of all Britons.

During the ceremony, medals received 20 people. The general list of participants of the Arctic convoys includes 825 surnames. The Russian side intends to submit them to the award.

Arctic convoys are the formations of special courts that provided communication between the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean and Soviet ports during the Second World War. The ships were equipped with cargo and means of defense in permafrost conditions.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 17 June 2013 10: 40
    +4
    It seems that before the British were forbidden to accept awards from the USSR and Russia, they could only award daggers. It is wonderful that an agreement has been reached and that "the award has found a hero." Really desperate people, there were big losses, the conditions were complex constant attacks from under the water and from the air ...
    1. Orel
      Orel 17 June 2013 11: 01
      +5
      It's good that we were finally able to present the awards. However, there are still plenty of problems. England became hostage to its position on the role of the USSR in the victory over Germany. By belittling our contribution to the victory, they thereby belittle the contribution to the victory of their sailors - veterans of the Northern Convoys.
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 17 June 2013 11: 28
      +5
      He watched with great satisfaction how Putin answered Cameron to his attempt to justify the opposition.



      I think you will not deny that it is hardly worth supporting people who not only kill their enemies, but open their bodies and eat their insides in front of the public and under the camera. Do you want to support these people? Do you want to supply these people with weapons? Well, then it hardly has anything to do with humanitarian values ​​that have been preached and professed in Europe for hundreds of years. In any case, we cannot imagine such a thing in Russia. And speaking without emotion, in a businesslike manner, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that Russia is supplying weapons to the legitimate government of Syria in full compliance with international law. We're not breaking anything. "
      1. experienced
        experienced 17 June 2013 12: 52
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        He watched with great satisfaction how Putin answered Cameron to his attempt to justify the opposition.

        Vadim, but I also liked the tone with which he said this, and Cameron watched the schoolchildren report to him, and although he was taller than Putin, it looked as if the teacher was reporting the student offense. I myself now speak in an improper role for me, but looking at the report I thought so. hi
  2. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 17 June 2013 10: 47
    +4
    The main thing is that Putin himself would not take anything as a gift from the British, otherwise it could work out, like here ...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to buy and send a ring for his money in exchange for the Super Bowl ring, which was presented to him eight years ago by billionaire Robert Kraft, who now announced that it was not a gift, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.http://www.vz.ru/news/2013/6/16/637440.html
    1. valokordin
      valokordin 17 June 2013 11: 20
      0
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to buy and send a ring for his money in exchange for the Super Bowl ring, which was presented to him eight years ago by billionaire Robert Kraft, who now announced that it was not a gift, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.http: // www.vz.ru/news/2013/6/16/637440.html

      Here is one question, where does such a huge amount of money come from, judging by its declaration and the lack of business, it should not have that kind of money.
    2. Apollo
      Apollo 17 June 2013 11: 40
      +2
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      The main thing is that Putin himself would not take anything as a gift from the British, otherwise it could work out, like here ...


      It is good that Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin did not take an iPad or an iPhone with him, unlike Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev.
      Media: UK and US intelligence services conducted electronic surveillance of GXNUMX summit participants

      ......... The newspaper claims that during the G2009 summit in April XNUMX in London, the NSA tried to intercept the telephone conversations of the then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
      ........... From the British side, the Office of Government Communications / electronic intelligence service / and foreign intelligence MI-6 participated in the operation.
      According to the newspaper, the delegations participating in the meetings were monitored so that American and British politicians and government officials were aware of the plans of the negotiating partners.
      http://www.itar-tass.com/c1/773497.html

      who knows, maybe they intercepted. I think that all the apple products that are in D. Medvedev’s possession should be checked for bugs. wassat
      1. experienced
        experienced 17 June 2013 12: 56
        +1
        Quote: Apollon
        It's good that Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, unlike Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, did not take an iPad and an iPhone with him. Media: The intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States conducted electronic surveillance of the participants of the GXNUMX summit


        Immediately I remembered how the American ambassador to the USSR, when visiting Artek, the children presented, in my opinion, the US coat of arms carved from a single piece of wood and he hung it in his office. Only after the collapse of the USSR, the Americans were told that bugs were installed in the "gift", which helped a lot wassat
        I don’t remember where I read it, but even if the bike is good hi
      2. Sinbad
        Sinbad 17 June 2013 14: 58
        0
        Gentlemen, do not be naive, all this apple and other products are in themselves a "bug".
  3. pensioner
    pensioner 17 June 2013 10: 57
    +1
    Ours wanted to reward participants in Arctic convoys with the Ushakov medal last year. But the government of England has forbidden English veterans to accept Russian awards. Infa from yesterday's Vesti.
  4. Kapitanyuk
    Kapitanyuk 17 June 2013 11: 11
    +2
    Damn, go nuts, at the highest level, Putin himself, whom most of the local contingent seems to respect, recognized the indisputable merits of our allies. It is especially interesting to observe against this background the crowing of the same majority, which begins with "and without them they would have won" and "they hardly helped us", ending with some selective nonsense, like "it is because of them that Hitler attacked us with cococococo conspiracies cluck-tah-tah! 1111 ".
  5. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 17 June 2013 11: 14
    +1
    Seeing the invisible presence of Tirpitz made them experience many exciting hours passing by Norway, and in general the question of why the British did not try to recapture Norway, there were practically no German troops there.
    1. DominusAstra
      DominusAstra 17 June 2013 12: 27
      0
      I think the fact is that the British were very busy in North Africa, and later Italy.
    2. Melchakov
      Melchakov 17 June 2013 14: 33
      +1
      Quote: Standard Oil
      the English

      But we must not forget the feat of ordinary sailors who delivered goods to the Union.
  6. cartridge
    cartridge 17 June 2013 14: 31
    0
    Yesterday I watched a TV report about this event. It turns out that there is an order from the English Foreign Ministry that prohibits British veterans of the northern convoy from accepting Soviet and Russian awards.
    Well, is it not stupidity?
    Anti-Sovietism and Russophobia - an invariable norm of behavior of the British authorities.
  7. Sinbad
    Sinbad 17 June 2013 15: 01
    +1
    Do not mix together the "games" of politicians and the courage and heroism of the sailors. It is a pity that the award came to them so many decades after the victory.
  8. crasever
    crasever 17 June 2013 16: 33
    0
    Alistair McLean - "Polar Convoy", everything is presented with the utmost documentaryness !!!
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    viktoxz 17 June 2013 16: 47
    0
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  10. pinecone
    pinecone 18 June 2013 06: 52
    0
    The equipment of ships with cargo and defense equipment took place in permafrost.


    A clumsy, stupid phrase.