The hero died ... Russia! In memory of Colonel "Alpha" Yuri Torshin

In Chechnya, the legend of the Russian Special Forces was tragically killed - the holder of five military orders, Alpha Colonel Yury Torshin.
It is difficult to write about a man whom he knew more than well. Knew over the years. With whom he served and ate more than one pound of salt. But such is our fate: to risk our own lives and bury our comrades.

Yuriy Nikolayevich, in fact, died at the post. From August 2015, he served as adviser to the President of the Chechen Republic on the security bloc.
Yuriy Nikolayevich came to Group A of the Seventh Directorate of the KGB of the USSR in December 1982 of the year. He has been behind the war in Afghanistan (the so-called combat training), hot spots on the territory of the former Soviet Union, two wars in the North Caucasus, Nord-Ost and Beslan, the most complicated operations to destroy terrorists and free

During the terrorist attack on Dubrovka (“Nord-Ost”), it was Yuriy Nikolayevich’s group who worked on the morning of October 26 for the leader of the terrorists, Mavsar Barayev, and destroyed him.

Behind these short lines is the life of a Man, given to Special Forces and the Fatherland.
Yuriy Nikolayevich was always at the forefront, on the edge of a particular special operation. With his subordinates and comrades. I could not imagine myself otherwise. And sometimes even the impression was created that Yuriy Nikolayevich was “more comfortable” in the war than at home. And as many officers who served under his command now say, they owe their lives to Torshin, the man and the commander ...

The captain of “Alpha”, Roman Lashin, said with conviction: “While Yuriy Nikolayevich is in charge of the department, nothing will happen to us.” And these words were prophetic. After Yury Nikolaevich handed over the department, Roman Lashin (together with Major Igor Panin) died in Dagestan in the summer of 2011.

It is about people like Yuriy Nikolaevich Torshin who put the songs together: “Combat-daddy, daddy-kombat, you didn't hide the heart behind the guys”.

... I knew Yury Nikolayevich well, we were friends. From Alpha, he resigned relatively recently, being the head of the operational-combat department of Directorate “A” of the Special Purpose Center of the Federal Security Service of Russia. And I saw how, after being transferred to the reserve, Yuriy Nikolayevich literally could not find a place in civilian life. That is why he took the appointment to a responsible post in the Chechen Republic in the summer of 2015 as the logical continuation of all his previous activities in the state security system.

In November, 2015, I and my friends came to Chechnya to see firsthand how and how the republic lives - the city of Grozny, which we remembered as “the ruins of Stalingrad”.
Accompanied by Torshin, we could not get attached to the terrain to old Grozny. The only place that could “identify” - a tunnel under the former area of ​​“Minute”.

And I remembered how once, on this very spot, I asked Yuriy Nikolayevich the question in 2002: “Tell me, will it all end here?”, Referring to war, ruin and everything else. “While maintaining the current state of affairs, never,” answered Yuriy Nikolayevich.

And in the presence of Ramzan Kadyrov I reminded these words to Torshin. Republic has changed beyond recognition. And the price paid for all this allows us to hope for the best. For Chechnya. For the whole of Russia.

There, in Chechnya in 2015, we saw the former Torshin - he “burned” at work and felt himself in his element. However, something happened that was supposed to happen. This is destiny…

Goodbye Thirtieth! We will remember you, Yury Nikolaevich.

For everyone who knew Torshin, he was a Hero.
So he will forever remain in our hearts.
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  1. +2
    16 September 2016 05: 53
    My condolences to the family and friends of the hero.

    Unfortunately, human life is fragile and can easily break off from a stupid accident or coincidence from which brilliant people often die.
    It is very bad to lose such professionals in peacetime.
  2. +6
    16 September 2016 08: 25
    Blessed memory of the Hero. Condolences ...
  3. +4
    16 September 2016 08: 34
    In general, a muddy story with the death of a wonderful person. In a motorcycle convoy ... fell ... we drove in. Information is zero. From Zadomvstanov generally zero information, so what an amateur left and right to hand out comments.
    1. +1
      16 September 2016 10: 04
      very muddy, I agree!
      no less murky than the death of General Troshin in a plane crash!
      people like Alpha’s military officer and military general don’t just die!
      PS is my personal opinion
      1. 0
        17 September 2016 22: 37
        very muddy, I agree!

        What is there muddy? When you walk your whole life with death in an embrace, it just won’t let you go. He died exactly as Tolya Swan. Only here is somewhat bitter in comparison, Jura retired from chicha, whatever they were today, and Tolik taught our boys. OUR, if anyone does not understand. In the final, no complaints, but still .....
    2. 0
      16 September 2016 22: 14
      This "Zadomvstanov" - the same "Herurg", distinguished himself in the capture of Mount Gasfort near Sevastopol.
    3. 0
      18 September 2016 18: 04
      It's a shame to comment. Riding in a convoy looks very spectacular and cool from the side. But in fact it is an extremely difficult and ungrateful affair - the distances are small, there is almost no maneuver, the attention is extreme, you can not relax for a second.
      Everyone who does not understand this quickly finds themselves in a hospital or in a cemetery. Alas ... The Colonel and Hero turned out to be a victim of their own steepness. He is not the first, he is not the last. He believed that special skills would save him. A motorcycle does not forgive anyone for self-confidence. Even the Hero.
      Here the surgeon is silent. What can I say? Bikers are well aware of what happened and how this happens. Well now - to lie, chat, cast a shadow on the fence? Wrong people. Not the angels, of course, but they will not additionally shower the deceased motor-brother.
      I, too, write all this crookedly, but about the "turbidity" in history, you leave. There is nothing muddy here.
  4. +4
    16 September 2016 10: 17
    Bright Memory of the Soldier ...
  5. +2
    16 September 2016 17: 54
    Eternal Memory and Glory!
    Instead of epitaph

  6. +1
    16 September 2016 18: 26
    Always the best die. Good memory to Yuri Nikolaevich.
  7. +1
    16 September 2016 20: 11
    I do not know whether it is necessary now to look for a conspiracy or something else in the death of such a person, time will put everything in its place. But they live differently. And probably a simple layman and his whole life would not be enough to experience what such a person experienced in a month or a week or even in one day !!! (Nord Ost) Eternal memory to him.
  8. +1
    16 September 2016 22: 40
    Heroes die but do not die.

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