Employees of the Saint-Petersburg metro was awarded the medal «For the salvation of perishing»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photobacteria Alexander Kaverin. Archival photoEmployees of the Saint-Petersburg metro was awarded the medal «For the salvation of perishing»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Employees of the metro of St. Petersburg was awarded with the medal «For the salvation of perishing» for their actions after the explosion, which occurred at the beginning of April.

Medal «For the salvation of perishing» for bravery, courage and determination he showed in performing his civic duty and saving people in extreme conditions, awarded to the train driver depots «Vyborg» of the St. Petersburg metro Alexander Kaverin, inspector of stations of the control service in the metro St. Petersburg metro albert Siberian, station duty officer of the metro traffic service of the Petersburg underground Nina Shmeleva.

Assistant station Nina Shmeleva was among the first to come to the aid of passengers when disembarking from the damaged train, the engineer first class Alexander Kaverin brought an explosion damaged part of the smoke filled tunnel to the station «Institute of Technology», inspector of stations of the control service on metro albert Siberian found an explosive device at the station «Ploschad Vosstaniya» and gave a timely signal to close the station. Earlier, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov has awarded three employees of the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg by a breastplate «the Honourable worker of transport of the Russian Federation» for their actions after the explosion.

Day 3 of April on the stretch between the stations «Sennaya Ploschad» and «Tekhnologichesky Institut-2» St. Petersburg underground there was an explosion. Another explosion at the station «Ploshchad Rebellion», was prevented by timely detection of an improvised explosive device.

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the terrorist attack. According to the SC, the executor of the attack was a native of Kyrgyzstan Akbarjon Jalilov born in 1995, he initially left a mail bomb at the station «Ploschad Vosstaniya» and then blew himself up in a train. According to the latest data, the total death toll reached 16 people, including the suicide bomber.

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