The last to leave the burning APC

"He is a Russian soldier, stand loss and keeps even when death is imminent for him»
© Steiner, witness the death of the 20th Corps of the 10th Russian Army, World

Evgeny Ostroukhov born May 12, 1976 in Ust-Dzheguta, Karachay-Cherkess Autonomous Region. After completing secondary school in June 1994 Eugene Ostroukhov was drafted into the Russian Interior Troops and sent to the 81 th Regiment operative purpose Interior Troops of the Russian Federation (Moscow Grateful Stavropol Territory). Since October 1994 - BTR machine gun gunner in the 8th mechanized infantry company of the 81st Regiment.

In those days of December 1994, federal troops conducted large-scale offensive against Chechen gangs. On the morning of December 20 to the bridge across the Sunzha it was sent to the internal division of troops to aid the reconnaissance closely a large group of militants.
A column of internal troops was ambushed on a street in the village of Peter and Paul. Succeeded in the first column of armored personnel carriers at the beginning of the fight was hit by a shot from a grenade launcher. E. Ostroukhov, who was in his carriage, was wounded in the arm and leg; He remained in the combat vehicle and conducted a return accurate fire from machine guns, destroying the machine-gun calculation militants. As a result, they were covered by the evacuation of the crew and troops BTR. The last out of the burning APC and, under him, led by a machine gun fire fighters. Then, together with other fighters continued to fight, hiding in the basement of a nearby building. During the battle, which lasted more than 12 hours, I received a second wound, but remained in the ranks. By the end of the night, when the group has strengthened reinforcements arrived, I lost consciousness.

Presidential Decree of December 31, 1994 for their courage and heroism in the performance of military duty, ordinary Ostrouhov Evgeny was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation, with the award of "Gold Star».

After treatment continued service. In 1996 he graduated from the training courses for junior officers at Vladikavkaz Higher Military Command School of Interior Troops of the Russian Federation, received the rank of second lieutenant. He commanded a platoon of special purpose in a separate division of special purpose Interior Troops of the Russian Federation (Moscow). Since 1997 - in the 101st separate brigade operative purpose Interior Troops of the Russian Federation (the military unit number 5594, Stavropol). Since 1998 - the commander of the patrol platoon separate specialized Motorized Battalion Interior Troops of the Russian Federation (Cherkessk); then served in the Office of Internal Affairs of Karachay-Cherkessia.

In August and September 1999 as part of a consolidated group of militia fought against gangs Basayev and Khattab in the Republic of Dagestan. Since 1999, he served in a special rapid reaction unit (SWAT) of the Office for Combating Organized Crime of the Interior Ministry of Karachay-Cherkessia. Since 2001 - senior officer of OCD in the police department of the Moscow region. Has participated in counter-terrorism operations in the North Caucasus; August 25, 2002 Senior Lieutenant Yevgeny Ostroukhov tragically killed during a special operation to curb the actions of illegal armed groups in the Chechen village of Starye Atagi.

He was buried at home.



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