The funeral of senior Sergeant of police Kairat Rakhmetova. Archival photo of press-service GU MVD of Russia for Saratov region
Saratov police Kairat Rakhmetov and Mr Gorshkov who were killed during the militant attack on a Church in Grozny, was awarded the Order of courage posthumously, reports RIA Novosti, citing the Russian interior Ministry.
Four militants on may 19, entered the Church of the Archangel Michael in the center of Grozny in order to capture parishioners. The attack killed two police officers from the interior Ministry in the Saratov region, guarding the Church, and one of the parishioners, two more police officers wounded. According to the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during the RAID, all four militants were killed. The head of the regional Central Board of the Ministry of internal Affairs Nikolay Trifonov later told RIA Novosti that senior sergeants of police Kairat Rakhmetov and Mr Gorshkov who died during a trip to Grozny, will be presented the Order of courage posthumously.
“The twenty-ninth day of October, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding the police officers with the Order of courage posthumously. The head of the MIA of Russia handed over to the relatives of the heroes of state awards”, — is spoken in the message.
It is noted that awards Wednesday from the hands of the interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev got fathers Rakhmetova and Gorshkova.
The father of one of the dead policemen Yuri Gorshkov told about the heroism of his son. “It was a prayer, the people were many, there were many children, many women were there. Here (Mr Gorshkov — ed.) heard the cotton, shot, jumped, as I understand, and here is the shooting went. I thought son was killed in the first minute, and it turns out, he zadergala until assistance”, — said the father of a policeman on the video published by the interior Ministry.
Previously, the names Gorshkova and Rakhmetova engraved on a memorial “to Countrymen who died in local wars” in Victory Park on Sokolova mountain Saratov.