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Putin awarded the Order of Merit driver-hero

May 30 2006

Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of Merit for the Motherland »II degree train driver, who managed to prevent a tragedy in the Moscow metro on the stretch between the stations" Voikovskaya and Sokol, Vesti reports.

We recall that on 19 March this year working, hammering into the ground billboard struck the roof of the tunnel on the stretch between the stations "Voikovskaya and Sokol Zamoskvoretskaya line. Piles of damaged, but thanks to the engineer Andrew Ulyanov tragedy was averted.

According to the head of the Moscow Metro Dmitry Gayev, 25-year-old machinist who has worked for only a year, made an emergency stop, inspected the train and organized the evacuation of people.

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