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Vladimir Putin visited the 76th airborne division will take part in the events dedicated to the memory of soldiers of the 6th paratroopers company, heroically killed in 2000 in the Argun gorge in the implementation of counter-terrorism operations.

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July 30, 2018, the President signed a Decree № 463 “On the commemorative events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the feat of paratroopers”.

6th airborne company of the 104th guards air assault regiment of the 76th airborne division under the command of Lieutenant Colonel M. Evtyugina in the night from 29 February to 1 March 2000 at the height 776 in the Argun gorge, entered into an unequal battle, heroically resisting the onslaught of over two thousand fighters. Of the 90 Marines managed to survive only six. For heroism 22 soldiers were awarded the title of Hero of Russia, 21 of them posthumously, 68 – awarded the Order of Courage, 63 of them posthumously.

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