The President of Russia Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded the order of Courage of the victims in 1991 when covering events of the civil war in Yugoslavia, journalists, radio and television of the USSR Victor Nogina and Gennady Kurinnoy, the corresponding decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information on Monday.
Special correspondent of the Central television broadcaster of the USSR Viktor Nogin and cameraman Gennady Kurinnoy was covering the civil war in Yugoslavia in 1991. They arrived in the area of the city of Hrvatska Kostajnica, which were fighting soldiers of the Croatian army and the armed units of the Serbian militias. The first of September 1991, two journalists were killed, presumably by Serbs. After that, the Opel, which went to journalists, was burned and dumped in the river, their bodies buried elsewhere, and in the car was planted on the corpses of unknown people in order to conceal the crime. The investigation, which was attended by the Russian Prosecutor General’s office and the SVR, gave no results.
“For courage and selflessness shown in the performance of official and civic duty, reward order of Courage chicken Gennady D. — journalist (posthumous), Nogina Victor Vladimirovich — the journalist’s (posthumously)”, — the document says.