On September 20, Russian senator and three-time Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Alexander Karelin presented Andrei Kravtsov, the leopard tank killer, with a certificate worth one million rubles. Photo: Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation / TASS
On September 20, Russian senator and three-time Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Alexander Karelin presented Andrei Kravtsov, the leopard tank killer, with a certificate worth one million rubles.
The prize was established by the foundation of entrepreneurs “Care of Siberia”. And the hero and parliamentarian Karelin, as everyone knows, is an invincible Siberian who knows how to put the Western enemy on the shoulder blades.
Kravtsov, who shot down a German armored car, was seriously wounded during the battle. But despite this, the wounded soldier wants to remain in the ranks of the country’s Armed Forces.
– If we once took the oath of Russia, then we should not sit like that, – said the conqueror of the “leopards”. And he added in simple words a description of his feat.
– I took a grenade launcher, since I am an assistant grenade launcher. And she began to flank. Identify the armored vehicles that worked for us. I fired, the smoke went away. Already in the hospital I found out that it was a German leopard, so the fighter modestly told about the achievement of him.
Senator Karelin said that the fund was created by patriotic businessmen. And Russian fighters will receive awards for the destruction of enemy equipment, as well as for the capture of commanders of nationalist formations.
– These wonderful additional payments for those who cause tangible damage to the enemy are a plus for what the state is doing, – emphasized Alexander Karelin, – Exactly a plus. No way in return. We have agreements.
The Fund, in particular, decided that for the confirmed destruction of the American Patriot anti-aircraft missile system and for the capture of the top commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, our soldiers can receive up to 10 million rubles. The destruction of the American Himars air defense system is estimated at 5 million rubles.
The list is already jokingly called “Uncle Sasha’s menu.”
The team of ideologues of this award includes the owner of the Russian Media Group Vladimir Kiselev (who was the author of this idea), singer Elena Sever, singers Nikolai Baskov and Grigory Leps, TV presenter Yulia Baranovskaya, as well as composer and performer Yuri. Antonov.