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American veterans were awarded Medals of Ushakov. The news story on Channel One Russia


On December 14, 2020, Channel One Russia aired a story about veterans of the Northern convoys from the USA, who had been awarded Medal of Ushakov by the decree of President Vladimir Putin.

The news story emphasizes the importance of the supplies delivered by convoys for the Soviet Union, as well as the courage and heroism of their participants. The story includes parts of interviews with the awarded veterans Raymond Edward Weigand Jr., James Baker North III, Hugh Mart Stephens, as well as with American journalist and writer William Geroux. Russia was represented by Vladimir Solomonov, director of the Northern convoys International Centre, an interview with whom was also partly included in the story.