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A Heroic Russian Soldier, which can easily be called the Russian "Rambo."
Today I want to tell you about this Russian character, which can easily be called the Russian "Rambo." He passed all his way from the usual aviation mechanic right up to the chief scout special forces, and his whole life fighting against the enemies, using the laws of honor and justice. I advise you to read. Anatoly Lebed - an officer of the 45th Guards separate Order of Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky Cavalry Regiment Special Purpose, Special Forces Airborne Guard lieutenant colonel, Hero of the Russian Federation (2005), Officer of the Order of St. George IV degree (2008).
Anatoly Lebedev was born May 10, 1963 in in Valga the Estonian SSR. Father Anatoly, Vyacheslav A. Swan, passed all the Great Patriotic War. He served in the Northern Fleet, and during the Battle of Stalingrad - the Marines. Father's military background was one of the main reasons that led the Anatolia to serve in the army. During training at a vocational school number 11 in Kohtla-Jarve, Anatoly actively engaged in parachuting in the local school DOSAAF. By the end of the college on his account was about 300 jumps. Unable to enter the Borisoglebsk flying school, Lebed settled fitters, on Ahtmensky Mechanical Repair Plant, where 3 November 1981 he was called up for military service. Took the oath in the 44th Airborne Division training, stationed in the village Gayzhunay, Lithuanian SSR. He served as a squad leader - combat vehicle commander in the 57th Paratroops Brigade in the village Aktogai Taldykorgan region of Kazakhstan.
In 1986 he graduated from Lomonosov Military Aviation Technical College with the rank of lieutenant. Was distributed in the 307th Helicopter Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Military District, but was soon sent to the Turkestan Military District, where six months is ready to perform tasks in a specific climate of Afghanistan. C 25 April 1987 fought in Afghanistan as part of the 239 th separate helicopter squadron Air Force 40th Combined Arms Army. Commit combat missions as a flight engineer of the Mi-8 crew Nicholas Maidanova. And a half years in Afghanistan (with a five-month break), Swan was involved in the evacuation of the wounded, searching and destroying caravans with weapons from the air, capture the enemy's ammunition and equipment in ground operations. Later, he served in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, the Trans-Baikal and Siberian military districts - in the 329th military transport helicopter regiment and 337th separate helicopter regiment.
In 1994 he retired to the reserve, he worked in the fund veterans of Afghanistan in Moscow. Volunteer fighting for the Serbs in the Balkans, but this period of life is not told. Since November 1999, participated in the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus. Having bought all the necessary equipment, flew to Makhachkala volunteer to protect Dagestan from militant attacks. Was attached to the consolidated militias. When the military operation moved to Chechnya, he went to Moscow and signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence, after which he returned to the war with the rank of lieutenant. Served as deputy commander of the reconnaissance group 218 Battalion of the 45th Regiment separate special purpose Airborne near Gudermes, Argun, on the outskirts of Grozny, in the Vedeno district.
June 25, 2003 in the mountains near Ulus-Kert Anatoly Lebedev hit a mine in the Argun Gorge, causing him right foot was amputated. Command has met a military officer and allowed to continue service with the prosthesis. 9 January 2005 personally killed three militants in an unequal battle and thus saved his wounded comrades. In a subsequent fights January 24 his body covered privates wounded by a shot from a grenade launcher. Received light shrapnel wounds in the back, continued to command the head patrol. As a result of the battle was captured and destroyed by a terrorist base connected Shamil Basayev.
Presidential Decree of April 6, 2005 for courage and heroism in the performance of military duty in the North Caucasus region captain Anatoly Lebed Vyacheslavovich was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation.
In 2008 he took part in the fighting with Georgia in Abkhaz direction. Was part of the group that seized the naval base in Poti and sank boats Georgian Navy. For the successful fulfillment honored to become a Knight of the Order of St. George IV degree, the second after the commander of the North Caucasus Military District - Sergei Makarov. Russian President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, during the awards ceremony Oct. 1, 2008 said: "Among us there is also a special forces officer Airborne Troops Hero of the Russian Federation Anatoly Lebed. In conducting combat operations he was on the point of attack and has always demonstrated examples of personal courage.
" April 27, 2012" Anatoly Lebedev crashed before the gates of the park "Sokolniki" in Moscow, got in an accident. The accident occurred about 17:45 at the intersection of Highway Bogorodsky Maisky Prosek and deer passing through. Swan lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a curb. From his injuries, he died on the spot. He was buried in the Alley of Heroes Transfiguration Cemetery in Moscow. In July 2013 at the grave monument paratrooper made at the expense of his fellow soldiers and veterans of the Russian Airborne Troops. August 2, 2014 in the broadcast channel "Russia 1" was screened the documentary "Anatoly Lebedev. Dossier Russian Rambo", the plot of which is dedicated to Special Forces Airborne Guard Lieutenant Colonel Anatoly Lebed.