SK said at the Maly theatre, the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the title of Hero of Russia

MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. Russia’s investigative Committee on Monday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the title of Hero of Russia, the event was held at the State academic Maly theatre in Moscow. As reported TASS acting head of Department of interaction with mass-media SK the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko, the organizers of the solemn event were the Investigative Committee, the Foundation Heroes of the Soviet Union and Heroes of the Russian Federation, and also employees of the Maly theater.

“The heroism of our people is the heroism of a special kind. He’s not flashy, and sincere, and comes from the heart, from love for their land, based on high moral values that are dear to each of us who have become part of our genetic memory, in our national character . And because the history of the Russian state is rich with examples of heroism has become a truly national, mass, powerfully and irresistibly manifested in times of trial and hardship”, – quotes Petrenko SK Chairman Alexander Bastrykin, speaking at the ceremony.

Bastrykin gave a flag from space

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The participants of the ceremony honored memory of the men who, having stood in the great Patriotic war, was able to accomplish one more feat to prepare and make a flight into space. Party gala evening hero of the Soviet Union, holder of the first Star of Hero of Russia pilot-cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who performed six space flights and eight spacewalks, handed Bastrykin from the Russian commander of the crew of Anatoly Ivanishin flag of the UK, who had been on Board the International space station. The Chairman of the UK highlighted their service to the country. “Each of you can write a book or a film, but I’m sure your life is much brighter and more interesting the very popular adventure film” – quoted Bastrykin representative of the IC.

The First Heroes Of Russia

For the first time the title of Hero of Russia was awarded April 11, 1992 to pilot-cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who made a space flight on the orbital station “Mir” with a duration of 312 days, and posthumously to major General aviation Sulambek Oskanov, who died while performing night flight.

Bastrykin also said conferring the title of Hero of Russia participants of the war whose exploits have not been marked with the star of hero of the Soviet Union. In 1994 three female frontovichka, two of them posthumously, was the first to receive this title – scout Faith Voloshin, the commander of the aviation unit Yekaterina Budanova and Lydia Shulaykina, who fought in the assault aviation of the Baltic fleet.

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