Regiment Commander - Colonel
Cargo ID: #68
Full Name: Sergey Vladimirovich Sukharev
Russian Name: Сухарев Сергей Владимирович
Date of Birth: March 13, 1981 (age: 41 years and 2 days)
Place of Birth: Igoshino settlement, Ermishinsky district, Ryazan oblast, Russia
Education: Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School (1998-2004), Combined Arms Academy of Russian Armed Forces (2016)
Awards: Hero of the Russian Federation (ph.), Medal of Zhukov, Medal "For Military Valor" 1st Class, Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Medal "For the Return of Crimea", Medal "Army General Margelov", Badge "Officer Master Class", Badge "Instructor Parachutist", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution", Badge "Guard"
He was assigned to the 104th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 76th Guards Airborne Division Chernihiv, where he rose from platoon commander to commander of the 1st Airborne Assault Battalion.
In 2016 he graduated from the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
From 2016 to 2017 - he was deputy commander of the 104th Guards Air Assault Regiment.
From 2017 to 2021 - Deputy Commander of the 31st Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade.
Since August 2021 - Commander of the 331st Guards Airborne Strike Regiment Kostroma (Kostroma).
On March 15, a column of armored vehicles of the airborne regiment commanded by Sukharev approaches the Hostomel airfield. Having assessed the situation, the colonel gives the command to attack. Russian infantry fighting vehicles deploy an attacking chain and begin to storm the positions. The landing party conducts continuous fire at the enemy, hiding behind the bodies of vehicles. After some time, reinforcements arrive at the enemy, which knock out several infantry fighting vehicles, including the colonel's car.
The paratroopers lie down in shelters under enemy machine-gunfire. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Colonel Sukharev stands in front of the lying paratroopers and commands the attack, the first to rush to the enemy positions. Sergei Sukharev dies during the assault, but by his heroic example he helps to raise the fighters to the attack, increasing their morale in the hardest battle with the superior forces.
From the story of Olga Sergeevna Sukhareva:
We met Sergei on May 9, 2002. A tall, handsome, serious-looking third-year cadet of the airborne school immediately attracted my attention. I gave him my phone number, but I didn't really expect a call. Moreover, we didn’t have cell phones then, and I heard from my friends that cadets are addicted people. But he broke that stereotype. Phone calls quickly became our daily ritual, as did weekend meetings. And three months later Serezha introduced me to his mother right at the checkpoint. Without warning. A year later, he announced to my parents: "Olya and I decided to get married." I don’t know who was more surprised - me or my parents, because he didn’t warn me. And to my question: “When did you manage to propose to me?”, The future husband answered simply: “Are you against it?”
As you can see, already at the beginning of the relationship it became clear: I would live behind him like behind a stone wall, because the husband would take responsibility for all serious decisions. And so it happened. You just do not think that my opinion did not interest him. Here is something else. We just understood and felt each other without words.
He always tried to protect me from problems called "everyday life of a military wife." For example, we have never lived in a hostel, even when we were very young, after the distribution, my husband immediately rented an apartment. Moving, a new city is stress from which there is no escape, but all the difficulties that could really be avoided did not exist for me. Thanks Serena. Yes, he disappeared at work from early morning until late at night. But he never brought home problems and a bad mood.
His business trips lasted not days and weeks, but months, sometimes up to a year. But what after them there were meetings and emotions! Planning a vacation together was almost impossible. He never chose the sofa on his day off. We traveled a lot, both short and long distances, without any plans. During the holidays, I often stayed alone, and later with the children. He devoted more time to caring for soldiers than to his own children. But our son and daughter received so much love and support from him that I assure you: the main thing is quality, not quantity.
And to be completely frank, I always knew that service to the Motherland was in the first place for Sergei. But even on the second one, I felt like a queen with him! In conclusion, I will say that I lived a very happy life with my kind, reliable, caring husband!
Yuri Sadovenko handed over the Star of the Hero of Russia to the widow of the commander of the 331st Guards Parachute Shock Regiment of the Kostroma Guard, Colonel Sergei Sukharev. Farewell to the Kostroma serviceman took place at the Youth Palace in Ryazan. Not only relatives, but also military personnel of the Ryazan garrison, veterans of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, representatives of military-patriotic and public organizations, as well as the governor of the Ryazan region Nikolai Lyubimov came to say goodbye to the Kostroma hero
Opened on September 3, 2022 in the village of Ermish, Ryazan region on the building of Ermishinskaya secondry school.