2,755 awards in 500 days. Journalists break down Russia’s award system, revealing that only 5 percent of recent state honors were awarded for heroism, courage, and actual achievements

In the last 500 days, Russian President Vladimir Putin has handed out 2,755 state awards. In part two of its investigation into Russia’s awards system, the website Open Media breaks down what these awards are actually for and who they went to, in numbers. Here are the key takeaways. 

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