Denis Markelov from St. Petersburg who saved two children from a burning car has been awarded with a medal For Bravery and Valour, a spokesperson for the RF Investigative Committee told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
On May 20 Markelov saw a car taking on fire on a supermarket parking lot, with two children locked inside. He broke the car window and got a 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl out of the car.
According to the Investigative Committee, it was only due to his self-sacrifice that no tragedy happened.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel