The Russian Guard established a medal for the war in Ukraine. It contains the letter Z and is called “Participant of a special military operation”

The National Guard established a commemorative medal for the war in Ukraine - "Participant of a special military operation." The order, signed by the director of the service, General of the Army Viktor Zolotov, has been published on the official portal of legal information.

“To establish an official heraldic sign agreed with the Chairman of the Heraldic Council under the President of the Russian Federation - the State Heraldry Master - a commemorative medal of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation “To a Participant in a Special Military Operation”.

She will be awarded "for conscientious military service" to the servicemen of the National Guard and civil servants who took part in the war. It will also be able to mark people who "distinguished themselves in assisting" the National Guard in carrying out tasks in the war.

On June 21, the Ministry of Agriculture of Dagestan showed a drive of sheep with the letters Z on their backs to Oleg Gazmanov's song "Forward, Russia." The video was posted on the department's Telegram channel, but then it was deleted. Recording managed to distribute in other channels.

Earlier in June, it was reported that a service station in the Krasnogvardeysky district of Crimea, where they refused to service a military truck with the Z symbol, would be demolished. The head of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, said that the car service was built illegally. The owner of the car service posted a video in which he explains that the truck was refused to be repaired due to the lack of the necessary equipment. He added that social media users began to accuse him of links with Ukraine because of the country's flag published on the VKontakte page.

Initially, the symbols Z and V were applied to military equipment with which the Russian army invaded Ukraine. After that, the Russian Ministry of Defense began to use these symbols as support for the Russian military. In many cities of Russia, flash mobs are held using these symbols, often state employees, students or children are driven to them. For example, the Kazan hospice staged a flash mob with the participation of child patients, their parents and staff - they all lined up in the shape of a large letter Z on the street. The symbol was banned in Ukraine , Lithuania and Germany .

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