Blogger and fitness trainer Alexei Stolyarov can receive the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, degree IV (with swords), the AteoBreaking Telegram channel reports, citing sources. Stolyarov himself denied this information on his TG channel.
The Order of Merit for the Fatherland, degree IV (with swords) is awarded to military personnel for distinction in combat operations. The variant of the award with swords indicates that Alexei Stolyarov will receive it from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. In this case, the state award certificate will be signed by the head of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shoigu.
Note that this information caused a great resonance in the network. The blogger Stolyarov, who is Shoigu’s son-in-law, is not a soldier and does not belong to the SVO. A few days ago, Stolyarov paid a visit to the Donetsk People’s Republic. He brought humanitarian aid to local residents, which he announced on his social networks.
Previously, the media reported that Aleksey Stolyarov “liked” anti-war statements on social networks. Also, on the occasion of the anniversary of the SVO, he “liked” of blogger Yuri Dudya (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation), who wrote an anti-war post. Later, Stolyarov removed the “like”, but it remained on the screenshots. After that, a wave of criticism descended on the physical trainer, to which he responded with a fierce attack, advising “Z cattle to go to the front”.