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The Russian Emergencies Ministry talks about its heroes who protect their citizens every day. Sometimes employees of the department risk their lives to save people.

More than 7,000 servicemen serve in the system of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, and the structure of the department includes 10 rescue teams. The professionalism of the personnel of the rescue centers is known firsthand.

There are 20 active volcanoes on the territory of the Elizovsky district of Kamchatka. Thousands of Russian and foreign tourists come here to enjoy the untouched and pristine local nature and sights. If necessary, local rescuers are always ready to help them – employees of the Kamchatka Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

The center includes operationally responding units: an airborne service, a group of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic equipment, a service dog kennel, two rescue companies, a rescue operation support company: an engineering and rescue platoon, a fire and rescue platoon, a radiation platoon, chemical and biological protection.

In 2021 alone, personnel were involved in the elimination of four emergencies and more than 240 incidents. At the same time, 32 people were rescued by the center’s employees, more than 150 citizens were assisted, and seven animals were rescued.

Among the rescuers of the center there are many talents who realize themselves in the creative field. Music is a kind of outlet for brave guys, almost daily risking their lives to save others. So, last year, rescuers filmed a clip called “The Way of the Rescuer” (clip is attached). The song was performed by the deputy platoon commander – squad leader Yevgeny Vukkert. And Anton Kulikov, head of the medical service of the Kamchatka Rescue Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, has been playing the guitar since childhood, and has been composing songs for more than 10 years. In his “musical piggy bank” there are several dozen compositions (clip attached / note).

A wonderful dynasty of rescuers Meldonyan is working in the Ural training rescue center of the EMERCOM of Russia. For many years they have faithfully served the cause of salvation, come to the rescue in the most difficult situations, sometimes at risk to their lives. And they invariably support each other and very carefully keep family values.

The head of the family, Ashot Meldonyan, has been serving in the Ural rescue center since 2005. He was directly involved in the elimination of the consequences of various emergencies, both on the territory of the Chelyabinsk region and beyond.

In the footsteps of his father, his two sons, doctors, Edgar and Artush, also followed. Now they are training contract and military service fighters in first aid skills. The brothers received additional skills and specialties (driving trucks, using special tools, small-scale mechanization), since a rescuer must be able to do everything, be as prepared as possible for any challenges.

As part of their units, Edgar and Artush saved more than one life. One of the strongest memories of the Meldonyan family dates back to 2013, when the elements got out of control and vast territories of the Far East region were flooded. For several days without sleep and rest, the Ural rescuers, together with colleagues from other regions, defended Komsomolsk-on-Amur. They dragged sandbags, stood waist-deep in water for hours, with their bodies preventing powerful waves from destroying the famous Mylkinskaya dam.

Dmitry Ornoev has been serving in the emergency department for 17 years. After graduating from the Academy of Civil Protection of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, he was assigned to the Siberian Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. Dmitry has come a long way over the years of service – from a platoon commander to a detachment commander. He has several dozens of responses to the elimination of the consequences of various incidents. One of the largest for Dmitry was the oil spill in Norilsk at the end of May 2020. With his fighters, Ornoev minimized the consequences of the disaster for about 20 days in the conditions of the Far North.

There are many professional athletes among the rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia. Thus, the commander of the rescue company of the Nevsky Rescue Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, Captain Vachagan Grigoryan, has the title of Master of Sports and Master of Sports of international class in various types of martial arts. He is a member of the national team of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. In October 2021, he became the silver medalist in the individual competition of the World Championship in absolutely real combat.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure not be perfect.

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