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The feat of the battalion commander: Sergey Solnechnikov saved a soldier by throwing himself on a grenade

Combat - Major Sergei Solnechnikov - can be awarded the title Hero of Russia. Posthumously. At the cost of his own life, he saved the soldiers of his battalion. During exercises at the test site in the Amur region, a military grenade without checks fell into a trench. Sergey Solnechnikov covered her with his body. Now investigators are studying the circumstances of the incident. A criminal case has been filed. But the feat of this battalion commander remains a feat.

Parents review the photo archive, where their son Sergey is still alive. At one of them - he and his nephew while on vacation. The father - a retired officer - barely holds back tears, because he himself taught his son that to protect the Motherland is the honorable duty of every man. He knows that Sergey simply could not act differently.

“Who is to blame here?” Argues the father of the deceased Sergei Solnechnikov, Alexander. “The boy who dropped this grenade? Yes, of course, you can’t blame him for no reason. Let him just remember that the major left his life, leaving him to live." .

“I don’t know what his thought was at the same time. But I know that he couldn’t do otherwise,” adds Sergey Zoya Solnechnikova’s mother.
In the memory of friends, colleagues and subordinates, he will forever remain the Sun. He was so called for the eyes. A combat soldier with a sunny name was for the soldiers a real father-commander. And at that fateful moment, when 2-3 remained a second for making a decision, he acted like a real officer.
Major Sergey Solnechnikov fixed the mistake of private Maxim Zhuravlev at the cost of his own life. This happened during the exercise. Throwing grenades from the firing line. RGD-5 with a pulled-out check fell just a few meters away, right on the parapet, from which it then slipped into a trench, where at that moment, apart from the commander himself, there was a whole squad, that is, about 10 people. If it were not for the Major Sunflower, then there were probably more dead.

“We paid attention only when our combatant pushed the soldier away and covered the grenade with himself,” the soldier of the urgent service Rustam Khisamov said. “And when everything happened, they called the orderly.”

The wounded battalion commander was sent to the Belogorsky hospital. An hour and a half, doctors, surgeons and resuscitators fought for Sergey's life. But the wounds were too serious. Charters say nothing about how to rush on a grenade. Each officer himself makes such a decision.

“There will be a farewell in the brigade,” says the brigade commander Sergey Buntsev. “The personnel want it, I want it too. He was the best officer. There are few who can compare with him.”

Sergei Solnechnikov graduated from the Kemerovo Higher Military Command School of Communications. Since 2004, he served in the Amur region. I didn't manage to get a family. Friends say he gave too much time to work. He was a successful officer and became commander of the communications battalion as early as 30 years. His soldiers, whose lives he saved, are still in shock.

Maxim Zhuravlev blames himself for the death of the commander. According to experts, the soldier is now in the deepest depression. The parents of the rescued and the command of the unit believe that the feat of the officer is worthy of a state award.

“For our part, we will do everything possible to provide all possible assistance to the family of the deceased,” says State Secretary, Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov. “I received a command from the Russian Defense Minister to prepare award documents for Major Solnechnikov. We will represent him to the state award posthumously. "

The investigation of the incident deals with a specially created commission. A criminal case was initiated under the article "Violation of the rules for dealing with weaponsthat caused the death of a man. "The battalion commander will be buried in Volgograd, in his homeland.
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  1. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 30 March 2012 08: 16
    Eternal memory to the REAL RUSSIAN OFFICER !!
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 30 March 2012 08: 22
      Here he is a Russian warrior officer, an example of the heroism of wealth. I do not recall in the press in Iraq, Afghanistan, that similar examples take place.
      1. zlibeni
        zlibeni 30 March 2012 09: 40
        I really didn’t hear that the Americans just dropped military grenades like that. And the battalion commander respected. A man with a big soul. It’s a pity that there are not many. Not everyone can sacrifice themselves for the sake of another
        1. Bat1stuta
          Bat1stuta 30 March 2012 12: 01
          Quote: zlibeni
          I really didn’t hear that the Americans just dropped military grenades like that. And the battalion commander respected. A man with a big soul. It’s a pity that there are not many. Not everyone can sacrifice themselves for the sake of another

          they don’t drop it, because they don’t throw combat grenades during exercises. and because of this, they’re completely unable to use them in battle. generally know how to fight a bomb from far away ...

          and to the officer GLORY! such people are not forgotten ...
          1. zlibeni
            zlibeni 30 March 2012 15: 36
            what I know about Americans is that they possess weapons perfectly compared to Russian conscripts. In the times of the USSR, NATO soldiers fired from 4 to 11 rounds per year depending on the country. In this, and in this they can be higher the morale of a fanatic is only useless if you are shot. Cannon meat today will not surprise anyone.
            1. Vanek
              Vanek 30 March 2012 20: 09
              Quote: zlibeni
              NATO soldier fired from 4 to 11 rounds per year

              Well, that’s all the karanchun tibe tseriteli (Zhmurki)laughing

              Atas guys, bring down, killers go.
        2. Vanek
          Vanek 30 March 2012 20: 05
          Quote: zlibeni
          and battalion respect

          Only for one "RESPECT" of XNUMX cons !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. vadimus
      vadimus 30 March 2012 09: 03
      It is on these that Russia holds on!
      1. Vashestambid
        Vashestambid 30 March 2012 15: 09
        I don’t want to stand up to disrespect, but this is why we need a professional army, otherwise inexperienced conscripts kill each other ....

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  2. Nymp
    Nymp 30 March 2012 08: 18
    Bright memory to the hero! He set an example of manhood and showed that a Russian warrior is capable! It is a pity to lose such people, this is our pain and pride.
  3. Vanek
    Vanek 30 March 2012 08: 20
    “Who is to blame here?” Argues the father of the deceased Sergei Solnechnikov, Alexander. “The boy who dropped this grenade? Yes, of course, you can’t blame him for no reason. Let him just remember that the major left his life, leaving him to live." .

    There are simply no words. Judicious father.

    Always bad when you bury children. I know for myself.

    ETERNAL MEMORY OF A HERO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
  4. Tersky
    Tersky 30 March 2012 08: 21
    Sincere condolences to family and friends, a deep bow to parents .... they raised a worthy son and warrior.
  5. YARY
    YARY 30 March 2012 08: 21
    Glory to the hero!
    His parents appreciation, brought up Man!
  6. domokl
    domokl 30 March 2012 08: 22
    Yesterday, I spoke about this incident ... The major acted as a real commander and officer ... But the battalion commander asked poorly from the company and platoon soldiers for training ...
    How much heroism can be shown where, in essence, there should be regular military training? The RGD-5 grenade is weak and, in principle, to teach a soldier not to be afraid, her job is simple ...
    Very sorry for the officer, his eternal memory, condolences to his parents ...
  7. Ziksura
    Ziksura 30 March 2012 08: 22
    Father Batman. Present. Who now dares to say that there are no more Heroes among the Russian Warriors. Unfortunately, one less now.
    Eternal memory to you, KOMBAT SUN.
  8. Igor
    Igor 30 March 2012 08: 27
    Eternal memory to you major !!!
    When I served, we had a k / h who also saved the soldier from the grenade, but remained alive and a big scar remained on his face.
  9. Gekas
    Gekas 30 March 2012 08: 38
    Eternal memory to the hero!
  10. alex21411
    alex21411 30 March 2012 08: 39
    Eternal Memory to you, HERO OF RUSSIA !!!
  11. Uralm
    Uralm 30 March 2012 08: 44
    Not / can be awarded the title of Hero of Russia / He is already a Hero! and Eternal Memory to him and All Heroes of Russia!
  12. chistii20
    chistii20 30 March 2012 08: 52

    And they were not given this because only a Russian officer could do so
  13. patriot2
    patriot2 30 March 2012 08: 54
    Major - The Sun! No wonder you are so called brother soldiers. Let the feat of the battalion commander always be remembered not only in this battalion. And to my parents my deepest condolences and thank you for your hero son. crying
  14. sergo0000
    sergo0000 30 March 2012 08: 55
    Eternal memory to the hero! And a low bow to the parents who raised such a son!
  15. Sniper 1968
    Sniper 1968 30 March 2012 09: 07
    Officer and Man ... Eternal MEMORY to you. Major ...
  16. rexby63
    rexby63 30 March 2012 09: 25
    Eternal memory to the real Russian officer Sergei Solnechnikov
  17. Shurawi
    Shurawi 30 March 2012 09: 26
    The most important thing is to remember such heroes !!!
    Yesterday on one of the central TV channels the presenter talked about a poll among Muscovites "Can you name at least one Hero of Russia." Almost everyone mentioned only one name - Ramzan Kadyrov ...
  18. andrey903
    andrey903 30 March 2012 09: 35
    Solnechnikov perishes, and Heroes of Russia get Makarov
  19. Sniper 1968
    Sniper 1968 30 March 2012 09: 42
    "You did not hide your heart behind the backs of the guys ..." Low bow to the parents, for having raised and brought up such a Person ...
  20. time112
    time112 30 March 2012 10: 07
    Father Batman .........................
    Bright memory ! ! ! A man with a capital letter!
  21. танк
    танк 30 March 2012 10: 07
    A promising officer was a battalion commander at 30, as always good people live a little ((((
  22. dimaas
    dimaas 30 March 2012 10: 22
    One wonders what thoughts the battalion commander had in that couple of seconds, but what would I do? Not at all sure the same.
  23. nnnnnnnnn
    nnnnnnnnn 30 March 2012 10: 25
    eternal memory, bowing my head and bowing to my parents.
  24. Basilevs
    Basilevs 30 March 2012 11: 01
    “Who is to blame here?” Argues the father of the deceased Sergei Solnechnikov, Alexander. “The boy who dropped this grenade? Yes, of course, you can’t blame him for no reason. Let him just remember that the major left his life, leaving him to live." .

    How can this not be blamed? A side-handed miracle came, a languid tentacle claimed the life of a person, and now it, unhappy, you see, is depressed. And then it will come out of depression, wipe the snot and go home. A MAN will be buried in the ground. But the miracle is not to blame for you, of course not.
    Would kill ...
    1. dimaas
      dimaas 30 March 2012 11: 58
      The guy executes himself. They reported that he tried to hang himself. Yes - squinted, but not a bastard.
      1. lewerlin53rus
        lewerlin53rus 30 March 2012 12: 54
        Why is he so club-handed? I was afraid of grenades. Why was he afraid of grenades? But because no pre-conscription training is conducted. Thanks to the crap and all human rights activists, they lost all pre-conscription training at school under the pretext of excessive militarization. Where are the lessons of the CWP? When I was drafted into the USSR Armed Forces in 1989, I didn’t know any problems either with drill or fire training. And the dushars that were called up in 91 and got into my platoon (I was in the ZKV) were nothing at all.
      2. Basilevs
        Basilevs 30 March 2012 14: 19
        What the hell is the difference that not a bastard. By the way, there was no question that he was a bastard. There is no post "zombie kid" in the world ... oh, sorry, good boy. His mental anguish of the officer will not return. Personally, I have seen enough how, through the fault of cute children with long pussies, both the officers and their colleagues were crippled and killed.
    2. Getto89
      Getto89 31 March 2012 00: 02
      He gave his life for him, no good thing to say!
  25. ward
    ward 30 March 2012 11: 02
    Well, you can talk as much as you like about why and how, but he had 2 seconds to DECISION, and he accepted it ... A REAL MUZHIK ....
  26. VictoRUS123
    VictoRUS123 30 March 2012 12: 20
    Sergey Solnechnikov is a real hero, a sense of pride for such guys. Thanks to the parents and a deep bow. And we will be proud of your son!
  27. Bort radist
    Bort radist 30 March 2012 12: 21
    The path of the Warrior to the end! Eternal glory!
  28. phantom359
    phantom359 30 March 2012 14: 11
    Sorry for the guy. A real man.
  29. sergey958ss
    sergey958ss 30 March 2012 18: 49
    a real Russian officer who will never sell his homeland and friends
  30. Marat
    Marat 30 March 2012 21: 39
    Sorry for him and his family! Especially sorry for the family and parents - a man of such high qualities was probably also a good son

    Probably not everyone could have accomplished such a feat - On the other hand, if there are such people among us, then not everything is lost!
  31. Getto89
    Getto89 31 March 2012 00: 00
    Der einzig lebt - wir wissen es
    Der Toten Tatenruhm !!!!!!!!!!!
    Glory to the hero !!!!!
    Glory to the real man !!!
  32. r.anoshkin
    r.anoshkin 31 March 2012 14: 48
    The main task of any officer in peaceful conditions is to preserve the lives of his subordinates, and the battalion commander fulfilled it by 101%. His life’s value. He cannot be returned, honor and glory. Without diminishing his feat as a warning to the current lieutenants. When I was a student, 1985) safety rules when handling weapons and ammunition were hammered into us at the subconscious level. As an officer (1989-1989) I hammered them into the heads of soldiers right up to assault. The main thing is not to allow such situations, but not to correct them at the cost of my own or whose something of life.
  33. digger
    digger 2 May 2012 11: 52
    If each suicide is given a hero, then Russia will go bankrupt. Was there an investigation? Where was the grenade located? (Trench, horizontal surface). In any case, it was rational to fall down to the grenade and survive. About the conscript of the bike. Why is this story so PR? In general, I do not consider fools to be heroes, because he still had to know that with fragments he would not hurt anyone if everyone was correctly on the line of fire. I am sorry for those who think that throwing a grenade on heroism, where is common sense? (Save 1 military unit and destroy another, more valuable?)
  34. digger
    digger 3 May 2012 08: 47
    The key word is parapet, it turns out that the grenade did not hit the trench, how many idiots in Russia believe in everything they write. Since no investigations were carried out, the question about the feat is very ridiculous, and the hero for suicide is not given