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The commander of the Alpha squad shared his memories of the Beslan events

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This year, the tragic events in Beslan marks 15 years. In the first September days of 2004, in a terrible terrorist attack, the country lost 186 children and 148 adults. 10 people of them served in Alpha and Pennant. One of the assault groups was led by Colonel Vitaly Demidkin.



On 1 of September 2004, the school №1 of the city of Beslan was to conduct the first lesson. Instead, it has become the scene of events that to this day people cannot remember without tears. Exactly what can’t hold back his feelings, remembering those days, says the former commander of one of the Alpha assault groups, Vitaly Demidkin - Lenta.ru published a conversation with him.

I twice made a mistake in expectations. The first, when he thought that they would not send us to hell, and the second, when he thought that the assault would definitely not be.

- quotes the publication of the words of the former officer of the Alpha group.

Demidkin says he did not expect his battle group to be sent to Beslan: shortly before, she returned from a heavy business trip to Chechnya, during which she lost one of the fighters. Two more people were injured, some members of the group received shell shocks. However, despite the tiredness and loss of his comrades, Demidkin and his team went to North Ossetia to fulfill their duty.

It was as if someone had put their hands on their shoulders and said: "You should be there."

- recalls the commandos.

The commander of the Alpha squad shared his memories of the Beslan events

Everyone was expecting no assault


According to Vitaly Demidkin, his group was given a task that he described as “fantastic”: the team had to storm the hall, destroy two terrorists who guarded the explosive devices on the basketball shields, clear the WU, after which other units had to join the battle .

The situation was aggravated by the cautious attitude of local residents who threatened to open fire in the back of the special forces if they went on the assault. Demidkin believed that, taking into account all the available factors, the group would not have to take school by fit. Despite this, the soldiers engaged in co-ordination and prepared for the fact that, in which case, they would have to occupy the building and neutralize the terrorists.

Everything happened unexpectedly


The culmination of events came unexpectedly. The group trained at the shooting range near Vladikavkaz when a message about the explosions arrived. The team immediately moved into place, outfitted and went on the assault. The only thing the unit commander later regretted was that they did not take water with them: the released children were very thirsty.

Vitaly Demidkin said that his unit was greatly helped by the Vympel attack: it was her fighters who rushed first and “took” the terrorists out of the windows, which allowed the people to be evacuated.

The guys made a great feat there ... With their bodies they practically opened the way to the building for us - “Alfovites”.

- says the commandos.

At the cost of your own life


Demidkin denied the rumors that the Ossetian militia interfered with the “Alfovites” by their actions - he said that they followed the unit and were involved in the evacuation of children from the fire contact zone.

The assault on the school lasted several hours. Special Forces lost 10 people. Many of the fighters saved their hostages at the cost of their lives. Demidkin himself miraculously remained unharmed: a grenade exploded a few meters from him, riddled the leg of his deputy - then 27 fragments were removed from it. During the interview, the commander of the assault group noted that the initiative was not on the side of the security forces, but the militants were well prepared: real battle points were built in the corridors, some of which had to be destroyed by grenade launchers.

Vitaly Demidkin says that he has dreams in which he sees fallen colleagues. There are also guys from Beslan in them. One of them is Andrei Turkin. At school number 1, he covered himself with a grenade. Turkin was awarded the title of Hero of Russia posthumously.
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  1. Azazelo
    Azazelo 2 September 2019 15: 54
    +19
    And then they will tell us that the murder of some kind of terrorist in Germany is a crime. Well yes...
    1. ltc35
      ltc35 2 September 2019 16: 20
      +19
      Destroy the scum. Do not take alive! So that everyone knows that it is impossible to use the weak and defenseless for their dirty purposes. Let yourself be doused with gasoline in advance,.
      1. mat-vey
        mat-vey 2 September 2019 16: 22
        -3
        "You need to destroy the scum. Don't take it alive! So that everyone knows that the weak and defenseless cannot be used for their dirty purposes." - you tell Chernomyrdin to the next world, so that he can spin in a coffin.
        1. ltc35
          ltc35 2 September 2019 16: 25
          +13
          Then let EBNu bite. Chernomyrdin was much more fair and tough. Yeltsin had an even more damned environment in the form of Gaidar, Kovalev, etc.
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 2 September 2019 16: 28
            +6
            And who in Budenovsk stopped the assault and gave Basayev and others like him to leave?
            1. ltc35
              ltc35 2 September 2019 16: 31
              +12
              And you don’t remember how the deputies rushed there to protect the poor terrorists from evil federals with their backs. The choice was then small. I think that all those gov-ki are fried in hell.
              1. mat-vey
                mat-vey 2 September 2019 16: 39
                -1
                I remember how this creature on the air canceled the assault that had already begun (and now for some reason he is "an unsuccessful assault") and how vigorously Basayev - "You are a man."
                1. Hariton laptev
                  Hariton laptev 3 September 2019 08: 27
                  -1
                  And I also remember Basayev’s words about how a full truck with fighters and weapons got into Budenovsk, without any problems having passed all the block posts and police posts. And no one looked into the body. As he then boasted that for 100 bucks a traffic cop, he would bring his gang to Moscow.
                  1. Okolotochny
                    Okolotochny 4 September 2019 13: 05
                    +1
                    Do not advertise the yellow press. Read about those events. Transport with the militants was accompanied by police officers who acted strictly according to the instructions. They were the first to die.
              2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
                SERGEY SERGEEVICS 2 September 2019 16: 44
                +3
                I think that all those gov-ki are fried in hell.

                In any case, during this time, each of them has already received their heard 9 grams.
                1. mat-vey
                  mat-vey 2 September 2019 16: 54
                  +7
                  It’s only, if then the specialists were given what they started to finish, then maybe Beslan could not have been, and how many other lives would have been saved.
                  1. Lipchanin
                    Lipchanin 2 September 2019 17: 16
                    +1
                    Quote: mat-vey
                    That's just, if then the specialists were given what they started to finish, then maybe Beslan wasn’t

                    Then, according to your logic, terrorism should not exist at all. How many have already been destroyed. The death of others has never stopped terrorists
                    1. mat-vey
                      mat-vey 2 September 2019 17: 18
                      +3
                      And what’s your logic - to fulfill all the demands of the terrorists and their conscience torment? Well, Chernomyrdin stopped the assault and fulfilled the requirements. And the terrorists after that for some reason became more.
                      1. Lipchanin
                        Lipchanin 2 September 2019 17: 24
                        +1
                        Quote: mat-vey
                        And what is your logic - to fulfill all the demands of terrorists and their conscience torment?

                        Destroy, but only when there is no threat to the lives of the hostages.
                        There were no such guarantees in Budennovsk.
                        And they must be destroyed BEFORE, and not during the terrorist attack. How many years we live without this horror, due to the fact that they are caught at the preparation stage
                      2. mat-vey
                        mat-vey 2 September 2019 17: 30
                        +2
                        "Destroy, but only when there is no threat to the hostages' lives." Not when? In Budenovsk, the first floor was already occupied, Basayev squealed like a hare, and Chernomyrdin stopped everything and all previous deaths of both specialists and residents of Budenovsk went to dust.
                        PySy - In Beslan, according to your logic, there was no threat to the hostages.
                      3. Lipchanin
                        Lipchanin 2 September 2019 17: 39
                        0
                        Quote: mat-vey
                        "Destroy, but only when there is no threat to the hostages' lives." not when?

                        I repeat. When the threat to the life of the hostages is minimal. When the assault is well prepared.
                        There was no storm at Dubrovna and the bastards were killed, but nevertheless more than 100 the hostages died.
                        ? In Budenovsk already occupied the first floor, Basaev squealed like a hare.

                        And how many floors are still there and how many hundreds of hostages remained there?
                        And how many among them were pregnant women with which the bandits were hiding? Could they escape?
                        How many hostages would they kill?
                        And Chernomyrdin stopped everything

                        And how many hostage lives did he save?
                        and all previous deaths and specialists and residents of Budenovsk went to dust

                        Do not go. Where is Basayev now and where is his gang
                      4. mat-vey
                        mat-vey 2 September 2019 17: 46
                        +2
                        "And how many hostages did he save?" - not how much, he simply replaced the death of some with an even greater number of deaths of others. And in fact, he made Basayev a "star".
                        “Don't go. Where is Basayev now and where is his gang?” Well, in 11 years he hasn’t killed anyone else or blown up anything.
                        "I repeat. When the threat to the hostages' lives is minimal. When the assault is well prepared." "Is this in Beslan? This is when Alpha suffered such losses?"
                      5. Lipchanin
                        Lipchanin 2 September 2019 18: 27
                        0
                        You know, the conversation is pointless. Anyway, I will remain in my opinion that the release of the hostages is not a cavalry attack. If there is a risk of the death of the hostages, another way must be sought.
                        I, too, can never convince you to change your point of view.
                        Good luck hi
                      6. mat-vey
                        mat-vey 2 September 2019 18: 37
                        +11
                        In addition to tactics - the release of hostages, there should be a strategy - not to give terrorists confidence in their abilities. In Budenovsk, Chernomyrdin helped Basayev to believe with his own strength, and to demonstrate it to the whole world.
                        And after that, both "Alpha" and "Vympel" simply did not have time to wander around the Caucasus, and even across the country.
                    2. aybolyt678
                      aybolyt678 3 September 2019 11: 20
                      0
                      Quote: Lipchanin
                      The death of others has never stopped terrorists

                      according to the Caucasian mentality of a terrorist, only the punishment of his relatives will stop him. But there is an article - for failure to report a crime
                      1. mat-vey
                        mat-vey 3 September 2019 14: 41
                        +1
                        In the fall of 1985, Hezbollah abducted 4's of Soviet diplomats in Beirut.
                        They killed one of them at once. The rest were held captive.

                        In response, the State Security Committee (KGB) captured a relative
                        Hezbollah leader. As one of the measures adopted by the anti-terrorism
                        plan, the KGB "castrated him, shoved the severed glands into him
                        mouth, shot him in the head and sent his body to a terrorist
                        Hezbollah organizations. The corpse was accompanied by an accompanying text explaining
                        that other members of the "Party of God" will end their lives in the same way if
                        three Soviet diplomats will not be released. "

                        Soon after, Hezbollah freed the remaining three Soviet
                        hostages. Soviet interests in Lebanon were never threatened again.
              3. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 2 September 2019 21: 44
                0
                Quote: ltc35
                I think that all those gov-ki are fried in hell.

                The deputy Kovalev smokes still.
      2. Buffet
        Buffet 2 September 2019 16: 37
        +8
        No, they just need to lift the moratorium on the death penalty. And the execution must be public. Live and no comment.
        1. user1212
          user1212 2 September 2019 17: 04
          +7
          Quote: SHVEDsky_stol
          No, they just need to lift the moratorium on the death penalty

          The mentality of suicide bombers must be taken into account. This is sweeter for them than margarine. By shooting you will make them martyrs. Let them rot in the chambers alive until they decide to pull up on an elastic band from their underpants. Making life unbearable in prison is not very difficult. It could be worse than an instant bullet death.
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 2 September 2019 17: 17
            +2
            Quote: user1212
            Let them rot in the cells alive

            Like glad
            1. not main
              not main 3 September 2019 00: 01
              +1
              Quote: Lipchanin
              Quote: user1212
              Let them rot in the cells alive

              Like glad

              I would not say that he rotted alive, but the reckoning came! And although officially it is a suicide ... but, who will tell us the truth?
          2. demo
            demo 2 September 2019 18: 01
            +11
            The British quickly stopped the terrorist attacks, wrapping the remains of a suicide bomber in pig skin.
            You can not shoot terrorists on the air, and drown in pig shit.
            1. Incvizitor
              Incvizitor 2 September 2019 21: 10
              +1
              I would have buried them alive in pig's skins, in order to think there was time more about post-mortem while digging and wrapping them in the skin.
          3. igorka357
            igorka357 3 September 2019 04: 20
            +1
            Life can be made unbearable only with torture and bullying, to all other regimes, a creature called a person gets used to it, believe me! For you, minus 60 centigrade frosts are creepy, for me, ordinary frost! We just need our own Guantanamo !!!
        2. igorka357
          igorka357 3 September 2019 04: 16
          +1
          It’s absolutely wrong, in a cage, like a filthy lousy jackal, for life, out of the crust, rotten pork .. (since 99% of the terryug are Muslims), water diluted with pork fat. Then let them try to believe in their jihad!
      3. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 2 September 2019 17: 57
        +1
        and then wrap it in pork skin
      4. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 2 September 2019 21: 06
        0
        Destroy the scum.
        First of all, it is necessary to destroy Western sponsors and all sorts of American, Israeli, Turkish instructors, who trained these creatures, who armed ...
        1. demo
          demo 2 September 2019 21: 12
          0
          You are right.
          But it’s more difficult.
          But here you can include the fantasy.
          There would be a desire.
          1. aybolyt678
            aybolyt678 3 September 2019 11: 26
            0
            Quote: demo
            But here you can include the fantasy.

            put a sniper on the videoconferencing ... shoot presidents
        2. igorka357
          igorka357 3 September 2019 04: 22
          0
          But be careful with such comments, since both Dudaev and Maskhadov, and even worse Basaev, were Soviet soldiers, and Basaev was also related to the special!
  2. Destiny
    Destiny 2 September 2019 15: 55
    +18
    I bow to you. Everything keeps on such men ..
    1. 210ox
      210ox 2 September 2019 16: 16
      +14
      These guys, now living and staying there forever in the Hero School. Sometimes we don’t notice them in the crowd, ordinary strong men ... They quietly do a huge job for us, protect us from terrorists. Many thanks to them ..
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik 2 September 2019 16: 38
        +7
        Quote: 210ox
        These guys, now living and staying there forever in the Hero School. Sometimes we don’t notice them in the crowd, ordinary strong men ... They quietly do a huge job for us, protect us from terrorists. Many thanks to them ..

        And you will not distinguish them in the crowd. I have a good comrade, Colonel "Alpha", one-year-old, physique closer to frail. You will never think that a military officer went through all of Chechnya, and now he will not climb out of other points, although he is also more than half a hundred.
      2. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 2 September 2019 21: 15
        0
        The shields would help them then, but I can’t remember these shields in the video, probably they weren’t used then.
        1. igorka357
          igorka357 3 September 2019 04: 27
          0
          In such assaults, with a huge number of hostages, taking into account the enemy’s weapons and the internal planning of the building, no shields are used, the essence ... the speed of reaching the fire contact, the speed of movement, maneuver, fire contact, change of position ...
  3. WILL
    WILL 2 September 2019 16: 05
    +15
    Thanks to Alpha and Pennant! Real Men and Professionals! Not sparing themselves - they saved the kids! I believe that these are really the best assault units in the world.
    Eternal memory to the fallen Warriors!
    Well, about the Children ... I can’t even write, only the finished creatures could take hostage and kill - Children.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 2 September 2019 16: 43
      0
      Quote: ANIMAL
      only finished creatures could take hostage and kill Children.

      Killed in the back ....
  4. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 2 September 2019 16: 14
    +4
    Here they are real Heroes, not sparing their lives, they saved another. Such Heroic officers, you can immediately put a monument in their lifetime so that everyone knows their Heroes in person. Eternal Memory to all those who died young.
  5. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 2 September 2019 16: 20
    +4
    Eternal Memory to the dead in Beslan. To all the dead. This is the grief of All Russia.
    Remember. Mourn
  6. Vita vko
    Vita vko 2 September 2019 16: 22
    +8
    It is a pity that these days they forget the real culprits of this tragedy, such as Gorbachev, Yeltsin, their German and American sponsors. Then we wonder why so many Russophobes developed. Everyone from abroad is engaged in distorting history and facts, hiding war crimes, organizing provocations and sponsoring terrorism.
  7. Evil echo
    Evil echo 2 September 2019 16: 34
    +4
    A worse and inhuman crime is when they want to solve some problems on children's blood. Land in peace and gardens of paradise for dead children, parents, warriors. The eternal torment of hell to the Wahhabis freaks.
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 September 2019 16: 36
    +4
    I was at the cemetery in Beslan, where the children are buried. Then the nerves begin to be naughty.
  9. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 2 September 2019 16: 52
    0
    It is necessary to draw conclusions from such a tragedy. And develop equipment to successfully storm the buildings occupied by terrorists ...
  10. Operator
    Operator 2 September 2019 17: 48
    +2
    "the attitude of local residents who threatened to open fire in the back commandos if they go to storm "

    Draw conclusions.
  11. Well done
    Well done 2 September 2019 18: 06
    +2
    I googled for fun. A man with a capital letter. Not that we are couch commentators ...
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 2 September 2019 18: 33
    +1
    On the anniversary of such tragedies, each newspaper should have a detailed description of this terrorist act, the actions of the security forces, the militia, doctors, and the local population. Then rumors may stop appearing, one more terrible than the other.
    And it’s time to probably punish fans to compose !!
  13. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 2 September 2019 18: 50
    0
    Yes, really, imagine how many men have seen situations for their service!
    Glory to the real heroes!
  14. German Titov
    German Titov 2 September 2019 21: 19
    0
    The officer!!! He didn’t say too much, he didn’t present his own people, he didn’t give any other people. The biography is written on the chest. Afghan, etc. "Respect".
  15. Never mind
    Never mind 2 September 2019 21: 25
    0
    How much humanness of humility and courage! I am proud that I live in that country where there are such people !!! Let Rogozins take an example.
  16. AKS-U
    AKS-U 2 September 2019 21: 40
    +2
    "Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Razumovsky, Directorate" B "of the Central Security Service of the FSB of Russia. Call sign" Major "
    Friends called him "Reason" for his surname and remarkable intellect, in the unit he was sometimes called "Dead Lion" for his fantastic calmness combined with great strength, and his official call sign was "Major", he remained even when Razumovsky was already given a lieutenant colonel. He was one of those who are considered a legend during his lifetime. He knew more than just everything about the war. He saw her in all its manifestations and practically lived by her, giving all of himself to the service. War man, they say about such. "
    The image in the film "Quiet Outpost" was written off from Dmitry Razumovsky. In the film Bobrovsky.
    Blessed memory and Eternal peace to all the dead.
  17. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 2 September 2019 21: 41
    +4
    These are the guys from the Central Security Service of the FSB of Russia:
    1. Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) Lieutenant Colonel Razumovsky Dmitry Aleksandrovich. Even on the approaches to the school building, I destroyed two bandits. Terrorists fired at the backs of fleeing children. Dmitry revealed a new firing point and, drawing attention to himself, first burst into the room, from which the fire was fired. Started a fight, as a result of which the fire was suppressed, but Dmitry received a fatal wound.

    2. Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumous) Lieutenant Colonel Ilyin Oleg Gennadevich. One of the first began to storm the building. At the cost of his life, the salvation of the employees of the assault group and ensured the destruction of the remaining offenders.

    3. Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) Major Perov Alexander Valentinovich. The head of the group, closed the evacuation of children. Anticipating a grenade break, he covered three of himself. He continued to lead the group, even after being slightly wounded.

    4. Hero of the Russian Federation (post-mortem) Lieutenant Turkin Andrei Alekseevich. Gave the possibility of the assault group to expand in the room where there were about 250 hostages. And when the bandit threw a grenade into a crowd of people, Andrew laid it upon himself.

    5. Cavalier of the Order “3a Merit before the Fatherland”, IV degree (post mortem), Major Velko Andrey Vitalievich. I went to school building as part of an advanced assault group. Covering hostages and battle comrades, he received multiple death wounds.

    6. Cavalier of the Order of “3 Service before the Fatherland”, IV degree (posthumously), Mayor Katasonov Roman Viktorovich. In one of the rooms I found two children who were hidden. Saving them and closing the staff of the assault group, he entered into battle with a machine gun calculation of bandits. In the course of this fight he received a fatal wound.

    7. Cavalier of the “3a Merit to the Fatherland” Opens of the IV degree (posthumous) Mayor Kuznetsov Michael Borykovich. During the liberation of the school building, more than 20 wounded hostages were evacuated. Closing the occupation group, he entered the battle with two terrorists, destroyed them and killed.

    8. Cavalier of the “3a Merit to the Fatherland” option IV grade (post-mortem) major Malaryov Vyacheslav Vladimir. In fact, he overcame the direction of the space for the group. Having received a fatal wound, he continued to fight. I wound up two temperatures and stopped them.

    9. Cavalier of the “3a Merit to the Fatherland” order IV degree (posthumous) salesman Loskov Oleg Vyacheslavovich. Covering the hostages, he blocked the bandits the path to escape. Having received fatal injuries, he continued to support the fire of the actions of the assault group.

    10. Cavalier of the order “3a service before Fatherland” of the IV degree (posthumously) Ensign Pudovkin Denis Evgenievich. I found children from under the fence. Got a shrapnel wound, but the children did not leave. Failure covering one of the hostages.

    And yet, the Chekists are not spoiled with the title of Hero of the Russian Federation, they say it has happened since the Second World War, they are mainly awarded posthumously and for saving other lives
    1. Military77
      Military77 2 September 2019 23: 05
      +1
      Let us remember the Heroes ... Real defenders of the Fatherland ... And how many were nameless in all wars and conflicts ... For all those who are remembered and those whose memory has faded ... For the Russian Soldier!
    2. Michman
      Michman 3 September 2019 08: 43
      +1
      Only now, singing like Pugachev’s mouth, to what degree and for what merits? Do they have orders, but here for real feats, at the cost of their own lives they saved other lives, and only 4 degrees. The states feel sorry for gold and pensions for families of heroes? How can this be explained ?? ?
    3. Terenin
      Terenin 6 September 2019 16: 37
      0
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      These are the guys from the Central Security Service of the FSB of Russia:
      1. Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) Lieutenant Colonel Razumovsky Dmitry Aleksandrovich. Even on the approaches to the school building, I destroyed two bandits. Terrorists fired at the backs of fleeing children. Dmitry revealed a new firing point and, drawing attention to himself, first burst into the room, from which the fire was fired. Started a fight, as a result of which the fire was suppressed, but Dmitry received a fatal wound.

      2. Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumous) Lieutenant Colonel Ilyin Oleg Gennadevich. One of the first began to storm the building. At the cost of his life, the salvation of the employees of the assault group and ensured the destruction of the remaining offenders.

      3. Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) Major Perov Alexander Valentinovich. The head of the group, closed the evacuation of children. Anticipating a grenade break, he covered three of himself. He continued to lead the group, even after being slightly wounded.

      4. Hero of the Russian Federation (post-mortem) Lieutenant Turkin Andrei Alekseevich. Gave the possibility of the assault group to expand in the room where there were about 250 hostages. And when the bandit threw a grenade into a crowd of people, Andrew laid it upon himself.

      5. Cavalier of the Order “3a Merit before the Fatherland”, IV degree (post mortem), Major Velko Andrey Vitalievich. I went to school building as part of an advanced assault group. Covering hostages and battle comrades, he received multiple death wounds.

      6. Cavalier of the Order of “3 Service before the Fatherland”, IV degree (posthumously), Mayor Katasonov Roman Viktorovich. In one of the rooms I found two children who were hidden. Saving them and closing the staff of the assault group, he entered into battle with a machine gun calculation of bandits. In the course of this fight he received a fatal wound.

      7. Cavalier of the “3a Merit to the Fatherland” Opens of the IV degree (posthumous) Mayor Kuznetsov Michael Borykovich. During the liberation of the school building, more than 20 wounded hostages were evacuated. Closing the occupation group, he entered the battle with two terrorists, destroyed them and killed.

      8. Cavalier of the “3a Merit to the Fatherland” option IV grade (post-mortem) major Malaryov Vyacheslav Vladimir. In fact, he overcame the direction of the space for the group. Having received a fatal wound, he continued to fight. I wound up two temperatures and stopped them.

      9. Cavalier of the “3a Merit to the Fatherland” order IV degree (posthumous) salesman Loskov Oleg Vyacheslavovich. Covering the hostages, he blocked the bandits the path to escape. Having received fatal injuries, he continued to support the fire of the actions of the assault group.

      10. Cavalier of the order “3a service before Fatherland” of the IV degree (posthumously) Ensign Pudovkin Denis Evgenievich. I found children from under the fence. Got a shrapnel wound, but the children did not leave. Failure covering one of the hostages.

      And yet, the Chekists are not spoiled with the title of Hero of the Russian Federation, they say it has happened since the Second World War, they are mainly awarded posthumously and for saving other lives

      Another Hero of Russia Valery Kanakin, now president of the International Alpha Association.
      ... Terrorists in Beslan threw grenades at us and poured fire on us, ”Valery Vladimirovich told reporters of Russian Special Forces. - The first wounded - Vitaly Styopin. His leg was turned around ...
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    1. Michman
      Michman 3 September 2019 08: 45
      +2
      Ugh you in the face. Delicious ugh .....
    2. Andrey VOV
      Andrey VOV 3 September 2019 13: 35
      +2
      You’re moral ... what else can I say, may the site admins forgive me, but I couldn’t resist, honestly
      1. Slavik Ivanov
        Slavik Ivanov 5 September 2019 01: 50
        -2
        I understand that I criticize from my point of view, but here's what is interesting!
        Until 2014, I learned from various sources that many Ukrainian specialists from Alpha participated together with the US coalition in defeating Iraq.
        So this is what the lowering of moral stability with the subsequent recruitment is about and it happens at first serious - business (these two words are necessarily involved in the recruitment) guys are entrusted with a responsible job or just a good job (Iraq) or, for example, to protect the Chinese, then they are drawn into small the intrigues of the case, later "fair" anger at "non-business" partners and now the honor of the legendary units has been tarnished, so the people of Ukraine have been betrayed, the people of Russia will also be betrayed.