The Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Combating Extremism (Center "E") awarded Alexander Talipov, the creator of the Crimean SMERSH Telegram channel, who reports on opponents of the war, with a diploma. The channel describes itself as a "registry of Russophobes, Ukronazis and traitors to the Motherland." The Polygon.media project drew attention to this.
“For providing practical assistance and making a great contribution to maintaining public safety,” the letter reads.
Alexander Talipov is included in the Peacemaker database. According to the aggregator, he was born in Sudak, took the oath as a Ukrainian soldier in 1998, and supported the Russian authorities after the annexation of Crimea.
Earlier today in Simferopol, local resident Veronika Nosonova was forced to videotape an apology for the fact that the coat of arms of Ukraine was painted on the playground. The video was published by the Crimean SMERSH channel.