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The Hero of Russia Colonel Alexander Margelov Passed On

Hero of Russia, Colonel Alexander Vasilyevich Margelov, the son of the legendary commander of the Airborne Forces, Vasily Filippovich Margelov, died on 71's year of life today. The death of Alexander Margelov is reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Hero of Russia Colonel Alexander Margelov Passed On

Alexander Margelov was born on 21 in October 1945, in Chisinau. In January, 1973, for the first time in stories the airborne troops in the world landed inside the BMD-1 with two crew members from the An-12 aircraft. The second person in the BMD-1 was Leonid Shcherbakov.

RIA News reports that his father kept a close eye on the operation at the command post and held a loaded pistol in a holster in case of failure to settle accounts with his own life. The operation ended in success, which was the impetus for the development of the landing of the soldiers in conjunction with military equipment (inside it). This was a qualitatively new step forward in the development of the airborne combat capability.

The Russian Ministry of Defense reports that Alexander Vasilyevich Margelov passed away after a long illness.

Alexander Margelov is a real Russian officer who put the officer's honor and defense of the Fatherland above all. Recently, he was the head of a charitable foundation for assisting special forces and airborne forces. The foundation bears the name of his father - the legendary “Bati” or Uncle Vasya, as the winged infantry lovingly called and continues to call him.
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  1. avvg
    avvg 19 July 2016 16: 04
    Eternal Glory and Eternal Memory to the Hero of Russia Colonel Margelov! May the earth rest in peace to him!
    1. KAV
      KAV 19 July 2016 16: 10
      And the heroes are not eternal, alas. May he rest in peace.
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 19 July 2016 16: 59
        Quote: KAV
        And the heroes are not eternal, alas. May he rest in peace.
        Damn, right now I thought .. Guys, we, forty-fifty years old, found this first post-war generation, and many managed to serve under their command. The last soldiers of the Red Empire are leaving ...
      2. Now we are free
        Now we are free 19 July 2016 17: 10
        His father is the real FOUNDER and he is the LEGEND of the Airborne Forces. It is a pity that such worthy people leave our world at such a turbulent time for the country. Bow to you to the ground Alexander Vasilyevich, may the earth rest in peace to you! You already look after our "Air Infantry" with the Father from heaven.

        Sincere condolences to all the relatives and friends of Alexander Vasilievich and just the Paratroopers.
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      4. Nick
        Nick 19 July 2016 19: 23
        Quote: KAV
        And the heroes are not eternal, alas. May he rest in peace.

        Heroes remain heroes even when they go to eternity. Eternal memory to both the Son and Father Margelov. Rest in peace.
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 19 July 2016 17: 12
      Silently poured and remembered. My condolences to family and friends!
    4. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 19 July 2016 17: 22
      A big loss for the airborne forces and the Russian army in general. Land in peace and eternal memory!
    5. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 19 July 2016 18: 43
      glorious dynasty ... that fortunate case when "the apple from the apple tree falls not far away." soldier
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 19 July 2016 20: 32
        And pay attention, the father is an army general, the commander of the Airborne Forces, and the son is only a colonel. That is, he did not use the pull, like some generals and admiral's sons. If I used it, I would also have general's stars. And he served in the field, not on the floor. But, as I don’t remember who said, “there are no such people, and soon they will not be at all”.
    6. vovanpain
      vovanpain 19 July 2016 19: 29
      Hero of Russia Alexander Vasilievich Eternal Memory. crying Uncle Vasya’s troops sang songs
      They quickly reached the goal
      And after opening the parachute
      Before the fight, they always had a minute.

      They were surrounded by BLUE from childhood.
      She swaddled them instead of mom
      Watered like milk with their clouds
      Therefore, they grew EAGLES.
      Beloved Russia, their country
      She handed the parachutes like wings to her.

      Today one of the sons stopped beating
      What could be more painful for the mother of the motherland?
      It’s as if Alexander’s parachute didn’t open
      He pulled the ring, but the slings do not go.

      More than once in his life he risked
      Father - HEAD, did not give concessions to his son in the service
      Colonel of the Airborne Forces, Hero of Russia
      A star for a feat, only twenty years later, he was awarded
      And he did not become a general
      Although, like all boys, I dreamed about LAMPAS since childhood.
      He is not offended by the country.
      Loved her like a mother alone
      And in BLUE, he dissolved, jumping from an airplane
      Such was the work of the paratrooper.
  2. arane
    arane 19 July 2016 16: 06
    These people should be an example for children, not bandits and bankers ....
    Which, in essence, is often the same thing
    1. Lyton
      Lyton 19 July 2016 16: 26
      Yes, a worthy son of his father, education in the spirit of love for the Motherland, may the earth rest in peace.
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  3. ksv36
    ksv36 19 July 2016 16: 17
    Yes, there were people in our time, not like the current tribe ...
    1. pavel_SPB
      pavel_SPB 19 July 2016 18: 57
      Heroes - not you! ....
      M.Yu. Lermontov)
  4. engineering
    engineering 19 July 2016 16: 19
    Let the earth rest in peace with the hero of Russia Alexander Vasilievich Margelov.
  5. iv-nord
    iv-nord 19 July 2016 16: 21
    In 1974, the army was honored to communicate with Alexander. An interesting conversationalist, a true paratrooper officer. Everlasting memory...
  6. nemec55
    nemec55 19 July 2016 16: 21
    The film Dad is a masterpiece.
    And he raised his son well done. Shucking into a bmd from an airplane is also that uncooper of constipation. A person with a good core inside is hospitable. Rest in peace soldier
  7. Million
    Million 19 July 2016 16: 23
    Lived the life of a real military man!
  8. Allex_B
    Allex_B 19 July 2016 16: 23
    Land in fluff. GLORY OF THE AIRCRAFT !!!
  9. Приговор
    Приговор 19 July 2016 16: 25
    Everlasting memory. Unparalleled courage, selfless love for the motherland and a sense of duty distinguished him from many. One jump in BMD-1 is worth it. Without a doubt, he is a Hero. It is these people who are the elite of the Armed Forces. It is insulting and painful when such people leave, but it is on their example that whole generations of defenders of the Motherland will be brought up.
  10. fif21
    fif21 19 July 2016 16: 26
    A worthy son, his father.
    1. Litam81
      Litam81 19 July 2016 16: 38
      I disagree, a faceted glass and a crust of BLACK bread! He’s a man, not a lady!
  11. Pitot
    Pitot 19 July 2016 16: 26
    And I have something eyes on wet ...... worthy man. The Age is leaving, having raised such people ...... Eternal memory ....
  12. Kulneff2009
    Kulneff2009 19 July 2016 16: 29
    Everlasting memory! Glorious son, great father! Glory to the Airborne Forces!
    1. proud
      proud 19 July 2016 17: 57
      The worthy son of the Great Father! Glory to the Airborne Forces, eternal memory to you Alexander Vasilievich! Thanks to such courageous people like you, the Airborne Forces is a caste of the elect in our army and the attitude towards them is special, for only your famous jump you had to erect a monument in life!
  13. German Titov
    German Titov 19 July 2016 16: 36
    I thought that he received the "Hero of the Union" ... Eternal memory. At the monument (next to the monument) V.F. Margelov, in Donetsk - 3 flags. Russia, Airborne Forces and DNR. A lot of our guys "oblique" called the generation of "Afgan". Sorry for the young. Many of (I will not write "landing troops" (highly mobile troops of Ukraine) - the same 25 and 93 (in the past) serve in the DPR, and the remaining ones lick the soles of the "dogs", send their mothers stolen trophies and are proud of it. mothers themselves (for spare parts). No legs - great! There will be time "on the" plasma "in Avdiivka to watch football.
  14. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 July 2016 16: 37
    Outrageous courage man. I had to jump with a parachute, but fire, to land in a blank box.
  15. Altona
    Altona 19 July 2016 16: 38
    Bright memory to a brave man and a hero, a real officer!
  16. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 19 July 2016 16: 40
    The kingdom of heaven to Alexander Vasilievich, glory to the real warrior of our land and to the worthy son of his father, Amen.
  17. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 19 July 2016 16: 42
    An example of the real elite of the state !!! These are the people who give patterns of behavior and life. Bright memory to the Hero and the Warrior!
    How early these people leave.
    1. Aleksandr1959
      Aleksandr1959 19 July 2016 19: 13
      Just a few days ago, I wrote about another outstanding representative of our real elite, Karen Tariverdiev
      Karen Tariverdiev, the son of the famous Soviet composer Mikael Tariverdiev, did not follow in his father's footsteps. He became a professional military man, was a GRU major, fought in Afghanistan, was wounded more than once, was awarded military awards
      Tariverdiev Karen Mikaelovich

      Born May 28, 1960 in Moscow.

      1977-1979 He studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University.

      1979-1994 He served in the army. In 1984 he graduated from the Higher Ryazan Higher Airborne School.

      1984-1987 He took part in hostilities in Afghanistan: lieutenant, senior lieutenant, intelligence chief of the 177th special detachment. He stayed in Afghanistan for two and a half years. He made 63 exits to complete reconnaissance missions.

      A track record after Afghanistan: Starokrymsk Special Forces Brigade; Germany - a special-purpose brigade; Chuchkovskaya brigade for special purposes.

      2001-2004 He worked at the Center for Humanitarian Mine Clearance and Special Blasting under the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia as a chief specialist, head of the department.

      Awards: Order of the Red Banner, two Orders of the Red Star, five medals.
      Died in July 2014

      And ... another distinguished man left. Real Hero and Warrior.
      One to take an example from. That one. whose life has become a model for many, like his father. We must remember such people! And tell our youth from them.
      To remember !!!!
      Bright memory!!!
  18. parafoiler
    parafoiler 19 July 2016 16: 44
    Good memory to the Hero and the Real Officer! Glory to the Airborne Forces!
  19. ovod84
    ovod84 19 July 2016 16: 57
    Eternal memory, worthy son of his father
  20. cedar
    cedar 19 July 2016 17: 05
    The winged infantry wars do not die, they fly away.
    God rest the soul of the Hero in Your Kingdom.
  21. triglav
    triglav 19 July 2016 17: 05
    Glory to the Hero of Russia!
  22. AlexTires
    AlexTires 19 July 2016 17: 07
    Eternal memory to him, to the worthy son of his father and his homeland!
  23. erased
    erased 19 July 2016 17: 10
    He lived a little, 70 years old is not age. Everlasting memory!
  24. Ramzaj99
    Ramzaj99 19 July 2016 17: 10
    The worthy son of a great father. The last name Margelov has become in the country and especially in the common army. There are few such people, and this is a tragedy when they leave. Rest in peace.
  25. brasist
    brasist 19 July 2016 17: 16
    Sleep Calmly Dad
  26. volot-voin
    volot-voin 19 July 2016 17: 26
    A blessed memory to someone whose life is an eternal example for posterity!
  27. dima-fesko
    dima-fesko 19 July 2016 17: 28
    How tirelessly fleeting time
    and you do not avoid your fate .....
    Do you remember the dead born
    You measured your life with your measure
    Someone covered his eyes with his palm for the last time,
    Someone with a new force let into life ...
  28. romandostalo
    romandostalo 19 July 2016 17: 30
    Everlasting memory! Rest in peace! Air-wing !!!
  29. Cosmonaut
    Cosmonaut 19 July 2016 17: 36
    Quote: Ramzaj99
    The worthy son of a great father. The last name Margelov has become in the country and especially in the common army. There are few such people, and this is a tragedy when they leave. Rest in peace.

    Tragedy, YES!
    But, there is their school, about officer honor and love for the motherland !!!
    They are ALIVE! In our hearts ! And the pouches weren’t empty ...
    Bright memory !
  30. esaul1950
    esaul1950 19 July 2016 17: 40
    Eternal memory to the real colonel of the real Soviet Army.
  31. Svoy_tovarish
    Svoy_tovarish 19 July 2016 17: 51
    Eternal memory to the heroes and defenders of our country !!!
  32. Khariton
    Khariton 19 July 2016 17: 52
    Legendary son, legendary father ..! Let the earth rest in peace .. hi
    1. orphan 63
      orphan 63 20 July 2016 03: 59
      The Margelov dynasty inscribed the golden pages in the history of Russia. Eternal memory to the heroes.
  33. Air Force Colonel
    Air Force Colonel 19 July 2016 17: 56
    Glory to this dynasty, glorious defenders of our Motherland.
  34. Air Force Colonel
    Air Force Colonel 19 July 2016 18: 00
    In childhood, we were all different, there were strange questions ...
    "Mom, what's the name, what flies in the clouds?"
    "Oh mom, look something is falling like dandelions."
    The woman smiles - "This is, son, paratroopers."
    "Oh mom, look something is falling like dandelions."
    The woman smiles - "This is, son, paratroopers."

    Time passed, the little boy matured, his mother was all in tears and a noisy Peron.
    The girl pressed against his lips - he was leaving for the army.
    "Do not worry, dear, time will pass and I will return home,
    I just want to try how dandelions fly over the ground. "

    He became a man in the army: a bold look and strong hands.
    With fearless gaze, he hopped resolutely into the blue abyss.
    But the dome once let him down, and coming out the slings got confused,
    But he could not open the spare - he fell, wrapped himself in a parachute.
    But the dome once let him down, and coming out the slings got confused,
    But he could not open the spare - he fell, wrapped himself in a parachute.

    Time has passed and the girl leads the baby along the street.
    The boy raised his eyes to see how the clouds frown.
    "Oh Mom, is something falling like dandelions?"
    The girl suddenly burst into tears: "These are the paratroopers, sonny."
    "Oh Mom, is something falling like dandelions?"
    The girl suddenly burst into tears: "These are the paratroopers, sonny."
    Similar song: War Songs - Dandelions
    (I don’t know who the author is)
  35. Bort radist
    Bort radist 19 July 2016 18: 09
    Alexander Vasilievich is a real Hero of Russia. The title - a colonel of a man with such a heroic biography, says that he served the Motherland, and not for the sake of a career. I stepped over the ramp of life, without a parachute and a spare tire ...... Eternal glory.
  36. Mykl
    Mykl 19 July 2016 18: 10
    Eternal glory and blessed memory to a real man, a Warrior!
  37. Galleon
    Galleon 19 July 2016 18: 39
    I searched a little on the Internet - they do not write anything about the family of Alexander Vasilievich. But, I hope, we will still hear the name Margelov among the warriors. Such a surname should live and serve. The Kingdom of Heaven and the Eternal Memory of the Hero, heartfelt condolences to the near and dear ones.
  38. Tanya
    Tanya 19 July 2016 18: 44
    Another Hero went to Eternity ... A blessed memory to Alexander Vasilievich.
    Condolences to all the relatives and friends of this glorious officer dynasty ...
  39. Forcecom
    Forcecom 19 July 2016 19: 05
    Valor and Honor, Eternal Glory, Eternal Memory!
  40. vfqjh
    vfqjh 19 July 2016 19: 10
    Everlasting memory ! The worthy son of his father! Sincere condolences to family and friends.
  41. TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 19 July 2016 19: 32
    how bitterly, a couple of months ago his brother died. now he. Does anyone know whether the Margelovs have continued the dynasty in the family? it will be very a pity if SUCH people die out: (((
  42. doework
    doework 19 July 2016 19: 57
    Eternal memory to the Russian officer! Both father and son - Heroes and role models! Our condolences to the family!
  43. Romanenko
    Romanenko 19 July 2016 19: 58
    Kingdom of heaven to you, Russian Warrior, and eternal memory !!!
  44. Essex62
    Essex62 19 July 2016 21: 11
    This motto "nobody but us" was honorably carried by a Russian officer, a true patriot, a glorious son of the Great Russian Land, Alexander Vasilyevich Margelov. The earth rest in peace. We will remember and tell our grandchildren.
  45. gur4enk
    gur4enk 19 July 2016 21: 45
    It's a pity!!! Eternal Glory !!! The old guard is leaving.
  46. Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich
    Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich 19 July 2016 21: 58
    Margelovs are the real Elite (with a capital letter!) Of Russia.
    And then all the foam, which screams about itself, "We are the elite of the country, you must not touch us!" Time will put everything in its place: father and son - eternal memory and glory, and these "excrements" - eternal contempt and curse.
  47. Mishut37rf
    Mishut37rf 19 July 2016 22: 29
    I grieve. I remember.
  48. Cruel beaver
    Cruel beaver 19 July 2016 22: 47
    I read the phrase somewhere: Not the general’s son, but the general’s son!
    Accurate and capacious. Earth rest in peace! REAL!
    It is worth dear to such father and grandfather in ancestors ...
    I’m freezing something wrong. I can’t find the right words to convey my state of mind ...
    Do not judge strictly...
  49. not main
    not main 19 July 2016 23: 44
    Rest in peace! Condolences to relatives! Big loss! There are no words!
  50. vvu-globus
    vvu-globus 20 July 2016 00: 17
    A worthy son of a worthy father! May the earth rest in peace. Eternal memory!