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On March 8, Putin celebrates women who serve Russia

On March 8, Putin celebrates women who serve Russia

On Wednesday, on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated those who “do their duty” to serve Russia, in particular referring to the military offensive in Ukraine.

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“Today, as Russia once again faces direct threats to its security and sovereignty, we see many examples of courage and determination,” Putin said at a ceremony in the Kremlin.

He presented honors to women who distinguished themselves in various fields, including the military, and especially mothers of large families.

“There are women in this room who honorably fulfill their military duties,” Putin continued, expressing his “gratitude to all women.”

And so the Russian president honored a journalist from Ukraine’s partially occupied Kherson region, a doctor from a children’s hospital in the Luhansk region, a region claimed by Moscow in eastern Ukraine, or even an official from the Russian occupation administration in Zaporizhia, in the south of the country. Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin, who has positioned himself as a defender of “traditional values” in the face of the West, which he considers decadent, announced that he had established, by decree in 2022, the “Mother Heroine” medal, on the basis of a medal that existed in the Soviet era.

It goes to women who have given birth to ten or more children. The Russian president decorated two on Wednesday.

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