The Director of the National Guard Troops Federal Service of the Russian Federation – Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation Army General Viktor Zolotov presented the Gold Star medal to Colonel A. Beloglazov and Police Colonel A. Frolenkov.
The officers of the Russian Guard were awarded the title of the Hero of the Russian Federation for courage and heroism shown during the special military operation. The solemn award ceremony was held in the Separate Operational Division named after. F.E. Dzerzhinsky in Balashikha near Moscow.
The commander of the “Vityaz” Special Purpose Center, Colonel A. Beloglazov, competently organized the actions of Special Forces units in a dangerous direction, as a result of which all the tasks assigned to the Special Forces units were completed. He demonstrated personal courage in a combat situation, occupying positions convenient for firing, but life-threatening.
Deputy commander of the Special Purpose Mobile Unit (OMON) of Rosguard, Police Colonel A. Frolenkov, commanded a unit that captured a strategically important object, preventing human casualties and irreversible consequences.
Thanks to the courageous and decisive actions of the officer of the Russian National Guard, the object was taken under control without a single shot being fired. Police Colonel A. Frolenkov managed to complete the task set by the command, while saving the lives of hundreds of military personnel and civilians.
In his speech during the solemn ceremony, Army General Viktor Zolotov noted that more than two centuries chronicle of glorious accomplishments of the Law Enforcement Forces knows many examples of valor and courage that will forever remain in the memory of grateful descendants.
Only for a short historical period of the existence of the new Russia, 174 of our comrades-in-arms were awarded the high title of the Hero of the Russian Federation.
The Director of Rosguard drew the attention of the audience to the symbolism of holding a solemn ceremony at the location of the famous Division named after F.E. Dzerzhinsky, which military path is the embodiment of the inextricable link between generations and the continuity of military traditions in the Law Enforcement Forces.
He also recalled that in this unit the foundations of the “maroon beret” brotherhood were laid and became the standard for the Special Forces of the Russian National Guard Troops and other law enforcement agencies.
Army General Viktor Zolotov stressed that even today our soldiers and officers, brought up on the best examples of selfless service to the Motherland, selflessly stood up to protect the peace and well-being of our compatriots. The servicemen and employees of Rosguard take an active part in the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine, defending the freedom and independence of the people of Donbass, every day demonstrating examples of incredible courage, steadfastness and loyalty to the oath.
The head of Rosguard expressed special gratitude to the heroic officers for their worthy service and thanked the personnel entrusted to them and all the soldiers and officers of the National Guard Troops who are bringing the long-awaited victory over Nazism closer for their combat skills and dedication.
Concluding his speech, General of the Army Viktor Zolotov noted that the merits of hero officers will serve as an example of education not only for the entire personnel of the Russian National Guard Troops, but also for future successors of military traditions - young cadets and members of the “Young Guards” movement.
The Director of Rosguard also expressed confidence that with such a potential, the National Guard Troops will honorably fulfill all the tasks necessary for the successful completion of the special military operation that the Supreme Commander-in-Chief determined.