Resilient And Courageous

Feb 22, 2024

Resilient And Courageous

The main event of February 1989 was the withdrawal of the limited contingent of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. It was the long-awaited end of a 10-year war that had caused every Soviet person to know that Kabul, Herat, Shindand, Pul-i-Khumri and Kandahar were not just Afghan cities, but the scorcher of a terrible debilitating 10-year war.

Following the soldiers who had fought on Afghan land, soldiers in Chechnya, the North Caucasus, Abkhazia, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh performed their combat duty outside the Russian state. Therefore, the anniversary of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has ever since become the day of the Internationalist Warrior who performs his duty outside Russia.

Every year CMK honors its employees who have participated in international armed conflicts. These are people who have trod the hot paths of Kandahar, fought in Chechnya, defended the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and participated in the military operations in Makhachkala...

On the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, a meeting was held at which the soldiers-internationalists were congratulated by Acting General Director Andrey Zavrazhnov. He thanked them for their bravery, steadfastness and courage during their service, and also noted that each internationalist is the pride of the Company.

- This year marks the 35th anniversary of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. You have shown fortitude and courage during your service, bravely and patiently fulfilled your combat duty. Today these qualities help in effective and successful solution of production tasks. And the staff of CMK is proud that in our metallurgical family there are real hero warriors who served in Afghanistan, Chechnya, North Caucasus, Abkhazia and Ossetia, - Andrei Zavrazhnov addressed the participants of the meeting. - You know how important it is to support servicemen and their families, to wait for the defenders to return healthy and unharmed, to believe in their soon return home.

At the end of the meeting commemorative sets and letters of appreciation were awarded to Alexey Dailida, Valery Koltygin, Alexey Kurbakov, Sergey Makarov, Dmitry Sinofeev, Evgeny Ryabkov, Alexander Surkov, Anton Yutsikov, Ivan Yurmanov, Dmitry Savelyev, Alexander Zhukov, Sergey Avtonomov, Vitaly Andropov, Nikolai Gostev, Alexei Tarasov, Alexei Kurganov, Sergey Trubin.

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