Russia has awarded a posthumous order of courage to Darya Dugina, the daughter of influential ultra-nationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
Dugina was awarded the honor “for courage and selflessness shown in the performance of her professional duty,” the decree states.
The decree notes she was awarded for her work as a correspondent for Tsargrad Media.
Both Dugin and Dugina have been sanctioned by the United States and the United Kingdom for acting to destabilize Ukraine.
The US Treasury sanctioned Dugina in March as the chief editor for the disinformation website United World International, which it claimed was owned by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin and pushed messages suggesting Ukraine would "perish" if it was admitted to NATO.