MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
More than 30 servicemen of the Ulyanovsk Airborne Forces formation took part in the unveiling of the monument to the Hero of Russia, the commander of the reconnaissance platoon of the Guards Lieutenant Dmitry Sergeevich Kozhemyakin, who died heroically while on military duty on March 1, 2000 at a height of 776.0 near the settlement. Ulus-Kert in the Shatoy region of the Chechen Republic.
The event took place on the eve of Heroes of the Fatherland Day. The monument was placed in the courtyard of the city secondary school №48 where Dmitry studied.
The opening of the monument was attended by representatives of the city and regional administrations, the “Combat Brotherhood” movement, commanders of military units stationed in Ulyanovsk.
The monument to the Hero of Russia was opened by his mother Nina Nikolaevna and the director of the 48th school Olga Kopashko. Servicemen of the Ulyanovsk Guards Airborne Assault Formation of the Airborne Forces laid flowers at the monument.
After the opening of the bust for high school students, a lesson of courage was held, which was held by the Hero of Russia, the commander of the Ulyanovsk Guards Airborne Assault Formation, Guards Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov.
Dmitry Kozhemyakin was born in Ulyanovsk, secondary school # 48, where he studied, bears his name.
On the night of February 29 to March 1, the 6th company of the 104th regiment of the Pskov Airborne Division took battle in the Argun Gorge, at an altitude of 776.
Ninety paratroopers blocked the path of more than two and a half thousand militants led by Basayev and Khattab. The battle began on February 29, 2000. The paratroopers did not flinch, did not retreat, fully fulfilled their military duty, at the cost of their lives blocked the enemy’s path.
Near the Chechen village of Ulus-Kert, almost the entire sixth company perished in an unequal confrontation. The continuous attacks of armed militants were repelled for almost twenty hours. 84 Russian paratroopers were killed in the battle. Only six survived.
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