Spetsnaz Sniper Commander - Major

Unit: Sniper Group, Special Operations Center Senezh

Cargo ID: #754

English Name: Vladimir Sergeevich Barakhtenko

Russian Name: Барахтенко Владимир Сергеевич

Date of Birth: December 6, 1989 (age: 32 years)

Place of birth: Ust-Kut, Irkutsk region, Russia

Education: Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School

Played in the Night League and in the Zelenograd Hockey League
In his free time, he continued to play hockey. From 2017 to 2022, he played in the night hockey league of the Moscow region as a forward in the teams “Industrials” ( Lobnya ), “Sokol” ( Krasnogorsk ) and “Rusichi” ( Zelenograd

Height: 180 centimeters

Weight: 77 kg

Grip: Left

Awards: Hero of Russia (ph.); Order of Courage (x2); Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 1st Class, Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 2nd Class; Medal "For Courage"; Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class; Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 2nd Class; Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class; Medal "Participant of the Military Operation in Syria"; Officer 1st Class; Badge "Instructor Skydiver 100 Jumps Star"

Previously Deployed: Syria

“For all of us, he was like the sun, like a friend who always... A real person. A man with a capital letter, a man, a father. And a friend who was always there, at any moment and could always call him. He always responded and helped. How to characterize: there were very great, sincere, human qualities. We communicated from the day we entered, how we met until the end. And now, unfortunately, he is no longer with us,” said Vladimir Barakhtenko’s close friend Suren Tazayan .

School No. 26 in Blagoveshchensk will be named after its graduate, Hero of Russia Vladimir Barakhtenko.A friend of the hero, graduates and command staff of DVOKU came up with such an initiative. Vladimir Sergeevich Barakhtenko died heroically while performing a combat mission during a special military operation.
“After his death, we decided that it was necessary to perpetuate the memory of our friend. Vladimir Sergeevich was a worthy son of our Fatherland, a man with a capital M, a good father and a loyal friend who was always ready to respond and help at any moment.

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