Kyrgyz officials have awarded a Russian man and given him a free trip to Kyrgyzstan for saving two Kyrgyz women in a deadly fire in Moscow.
Kyrgyz Emergencies Minister Kubatbek Boronov decorated Yury Lugvin with the ministry’s "For Bravery During Fire" medal on September 6.
Lugvin also received a letter of gratitude and an expensive watch from the Kyrgyz parliament before being an honored guest at the World Nomad Games being held in Kyrgyzstan.
Lugvin, 24, saved several people at the Moscow printing house where 17 people, including 14 Kyrgyz women, were killed in a fire on August 27.
Lugvin personally brought one Kyrgyz woman from the fire and assisted in saving another from the blaze.
The Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow arranged Lugvin's trip to Kyrgyzstan, where he attending the World Nomad Games as a guest of honor.
Lugvin has said that he does not consider himself a hero because he was doing what anyone should have done and that he feels sorry that he could not help more people caught in the fire.