Rus News Journal

In Pskov pochtili memory of the commandoes who were killed in battle in Argunsky gorge

In Pskov on Thursday there have passed the mourning actions dated by seventh anniversary from the date of death of commandoes of Pskov division VDV, victims in 2000 in unequal fight W insurgents in Argunsky gorge in the Chechen Republic.

As have informed in a press - service of administration of the Pskov area, in the morning in Troitsk a cathedral the requiem on victims has taken place. After that the family of the lost warriors, representatives executive and region legislature, and also public organisations have visited tombs of commandoes on a city cemetery.

B4 the gathered the deputy of the State Duma from the Pskov area, the vice-president of the Duma committee on defence Alexey Sigutkin has acted. He has noticed that " exploit of the Pskov commandoes became one of the most heroic in contemporary history of Russia ".

Upon termination of short memorial service its participants have arrived 2 the monument erected in honour of lost military men, and have assigned 2 it the Glory garland. Then the priest has served a funeral service in sacred George Pobedonostsa`s chapel.

Commandoes 6 - j companies 104 - go a shelf of Pskov division VDV under command of lieutenant colonel Mark Evtjuhina have entered unequal fight W insurgents of Hattaba under Ulus - Kertom on March, 1st, 2000. They have prevented break of 2,5 thousand members NVF, having destroyed 700 of them.

from 91 commandoes 84 were lost. For the shown heroism of 22 military men the rank of the Hero of Russia has been appropriated, 69 soldiers and officers are awarded by Courage Orders, 63 of them - posthumously.