On Friday, January 16, President Dmitry Medvedev personally presented awards to journalists covering the military operation in South Ossetia in August 2008 from the scene, reports said.
Seven people received the Order of Courage - this camera and spetskor "First Channel" Kirill Butyrin and Anton Stepanenko, producer operator NTV Peter Gasse, the staff of TV Channel "Russia" Leonid Losev, Alexander sweet and Igor Uklein and columnist Izvestia, Yuri Snegirev.
Medals for Bravery "received operator of Channel Aliya Aribzhanova, spetskor" Komsomolskaya Pravda "Alexander Kots and staff" Moscow Komsomolets "Victor and Irina Sokirko.
"You create a high quality product, which is watched all those who wish to obtain unbiased point of view of those events that occurred during that period in the Caucasus", - Medvedev told reporters. He also noted that the majority of Russian media coverage honestly situation in South Ossetia, while the foreign press were often "absolutely tendentsiozna.