Retired Volunteer

Unit: Formerly of the 18th Separate Electronic Warfare Brigade, Northern Military District

Also served in the Second Chechen War

Cargo ID: #603

Full Name: Andrei Vladimirovich Vakulin

Russian Name: Вакулин Андрей Владимирович

"At 15.20 on June 8, 2022, while returning from a task on the road between the settlement of Aleksandrovka and the settlement of Novoselovka, moving (in charge of the car) on the vehicle "Ural", blew up on a mine... The explosion under the right front wheel..."

Date of Birth: February 19, 1974 (age: 48 years)

Place of Birth: Novomoskovsk, Tula region, Russia

Education: Military University of Radio Electronics; Chelyabinsk Higher Tank Command School

Awards: Order of Courage (ph.), Order of Courage (in 2000 for the storming of Grozny), Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class, Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution"

Wife: Natalya Yuryevna Vakulina

"When they were traveling in a convoy and he was the head of the convoy, there was the following moment. That he, as if, well, I don't know, it was fate, when the soldiers were stopped and said: "It is better not to go on this highway, go on this forest road, because there is shelling". And they turned and drove along this direction. Yes, everything seemed to be safe, but this area was mined. And it turned out that they were hit: exactly under the front right wheel....

I believe that when they felt the explosion, and they opened the doors, and Vladimirovich turned to the right, and one shrapnel hit the top of the skull, they both pulled themselves together and jumped out of the car... But what happened? When the driver from the second car tried to evacuate him because their stock of 5.45 ammunition caught fire. That's exactly what he had. And this ammunition caught fire and started exploding. They thought they were being shelled. They covered Major Vakulin with body armor. And they tried to evacuate him. That is, when they gave him first aid, administered promedol, they realized it was useless, because he was no longer breathing."


Our country has many centuries of history. And today, in an unusual historical period of our Motherland, we are present at the ceremony of awarding the Patriot of Russia, who, with honor, fulfilled his military duty. The heroes protect our country, their Motherland. To those who have not returned, an example for the young generation is the courage, courage and courage. The memory of them is always alive in our hearts and our duty and obligation to convey this future generation and to know the heroes.
The ceremony of awarding the hero to the Patriot of his Motherland, Andrey Vakulin,takes place in the small hall of the administration. From the name of the President of Russia, the Order of courage is handed over to Andrey Vladimirovich.
Of course, as I said, he paid the highest price possible, and now our task is to make it so that his sacrifice is not dangerous. The senior engineer of the technical part of the military unit 458, Major Vakulin, died during the special military operation in Ukraine. As a sign of the President of the Russian Federation for courage and courage,the Order of courage is awarded to Major Andrey Vakulin, who died during the special military operation in Ukraine.
Svetlana Vamedov, Oleg Prokudin, TV company Novo-Moscow.
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