Putin honors Damir Yusupov with ‘the Hero of Russia’ award

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out. The experienced captain, 41-year-old Damir Yusupov, said Friday that a quick landing was … Continue reading Putin honors Damir Yusupov with ‘the Hero of Russia’ award