Putin has decided to present awards to the survivors after the storm in Karelia children

On the banks of Syamozero in Pryazhinsky district, where the storm killed members of a tour group from Moscow. 19 Jun 2016

President Vladimir Putin supported the idea to present to the state awards students who saved the other children during the storm in Karelia, reports TASS.

A proposal to celebrate the efforts of children to the head of state asked Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets. “I ask you to support our petition to represent those children who really saved their comrades, to the state awards,” she said. “Of course, of course,” replied the President.

Moscow schoolchildren vacationing at the Park hotel “Syamozero in Karelia, 18 Jun went to tourplan when impending storm. During a hike on the lake a storm came up and the two boats turned over. As a result, 14 children born 2002-2004 were killed. Managed to save 12 children, and in their salvation involved other students.

After the death of pupils, the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 238 of the RF criminal code (rendering services not meeting safety requirements) and article 293 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (the negligence which has entailed death of two and more persons).

In the case were detained camp Director Elena Reshetova, her Deputy Vadim Vinogradov and three instructors.

According to investigators, Reshetova and Vinogradov, learning about missing children during the storm, decided not to call the emergency services. “They thought that everything will resolve on their own to cope,” — said the official representative of the TFR Vladimir Markin.

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Moscow schoolchildren died on the lake in Karelia

In Karelia in the Moscow Syamozero 13 students were killed (the body of another student is still not found after caught in a storm during the tourist alloy. According to the MOE…

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Markin added, however, that the investigation is not going to shift the blame for what happened to trainers, and admitted that the criminal case against them can be changed with article 238 (performance of works or rendering services not meeting safety requirements) to article 109 (causing death by negligence). “They were following orders of the management, they were in almost the same situation as the children,” he said.