Hero of the USSR Colonel General Valery Vostrotin died at the 72nd year of his life, Kommersant was told in the all-Russian organization of military disabled people “Warrior”, which he led. Mr. Vostrotin commanded the 345th Guards Regiment, which included the 9th Airborne Company. She is famous for the battle for the dominant height 3234 in Afghanistan. Based on these events, Fyodor Bondarchuk made the film “9th Company”.
Mr. Vostrotin died today, February 13, in a country house. The colonel general did not live two days before the 35th anniversary of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The cause of death was a serious illness with which he struggled for two years. For performing combat missions in Afghanistan in 1989, Valery Vostrotin received the title of Hero of the USSR.
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