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Ruslan Averin serves in SIZO-4 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Tula Region as a junior inspector of the Regime and Supervision Department.

On the evening of February 12, returning from work in a car, on one of the streets of the city of Donskoy, he saw policemen who were chasing a man armed with a knife. The man was in a state of extreme excitement, behaved aggressively, brandished a knife, and did not respond to the lawful demands of the police. Then he began to inflict cuts on his arms and neck. Wasting no time, Ruslan Averin got out of the car to help the police officers who entered into negotiations with the man. After the law enforcement officers were convinced that the man, who was in an inadequate state, did not respond to persuasion, Ruslan, together with the police, knocked him to the ground and took the knife from his hands. After making sure that the man was disarmed and ceased to pose a threat to himself and others, he, together with the police, began to provide first aid before the arrival of the medical team.

The management of pre-trial detention center No. 4 highly appreciated the courageous act of the employee.

Commenting on his act, Ruslan noted that he serves in one of the law enforcement agencies and wearing a uniform obliges him to help colleagues from other departments in such situations.

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