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Alexander Prokhorenko posthumously awarded title of Hero of Russia

April 11, 2016

Vladimir Putin signed the Executive Order On Awarding the Title of Hero of the Russian Federation to Senior Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko.

Senior Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko has been awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) for courage and heroism in the performance of his military duties.

Mr Prokhorenko was killed on March 17, 2016, while carrying out a special mission that involved guiding Russian aircraft airstrikes near the town of Tadmur (Homs Governorate, Syria). When he found himself surrounded by ISIS fighters, the 25-year-old officer drew the fire upon himself.

April 11, 2016