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The Russian defense Ministry has honored the feat of the legendary Marines of the sixth company

Минобороны России почтило подвиг десантников легендарной шестой роты

Marines of the sixth company of the 104th regiment of the Pskov division of the Airborne forces 16 years ago showed the real fighting spirit of the Russian soldier, having performed the feat in the Argun gorge, when 90 military personnel were able to prevent a breakthrough of more than 2 thousand armed militants. 90 Pskov paratroopers return home have managed only six.

During a military campaign in February 2000 the Russian army had been locked in the Argun gorge a large group of fighters consisting of detachments of Basayev and Khattab, who had planned the attack on Vedeno, where he intended to seize hostages and demand a safe corridor for Dagestan. The breakthrough route passed through the high-rise building 776, and settled where our valiant Marines. Despite numerous attempts of bribery, Russian soldiers continued to stand their in the line of duty.

According to various reports, at the time of breaking 90 paratroopers of the Pskov division resisted the onslaught of more than 2.5 thousand fighters. Of the 90 soldiers survived only six.

In memory of the feat of the legendary sixth company of colleagues and family have established the 104 regiment of the Pskov division monument, where today was the memorial ceremony. Another monument will soon be installed at a height of 776 in the Argun gorge.

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