Duo of Russian Pranksters Known for Targeting Western Politicians Get Top State Award

In a fair and just world, the US state would be giving Andrew Anglin an award for his patriotic trolling work.

But America is not serious.

Russia is serious.


A duo of Russian pranksters who often target and compromise people the Russian state is interested in have been given a top state award in the Kremlin, the RIA state news agency reported on Thursday.

RIA published a picture of the two pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, who use the aliases “Vovan and Lexus,” at a Kremlin award ceremony wearing what appear to be Order of Friendship awards as they clutched flutes of champagne.

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The award is given to Russian and foreign nationals for strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding between Russia and other nations, among other criteria.

Vovan and Lexus are internet heroes, and I salute them.

These are the first internet heroes to be celebrated as national heroes.

It’s monumental.