Residents of Sverdlovsk go to war in Ukraine and die in combat. In August, a contract soldier from Novouralsk, Aleksei Zasov, died in the south-east of Ukraine. The president recently awarded him the Order of Courage posthumously. On Oct. 15, two men from the Urals, Vasiliy Zhukov from the village of Belokamenny, and 37-year-old native of the village Novoutkinsk Gennady Korolev died after a hit from a Ukrainian tank. Another participant of that fight, wedding photographer Mikhail Laptev, lost a leg.
On Oct. 30, former Yekaterinburg policeman Pavel Bulanov was shot close to the Donetsk airport. For nearly 1,5 months his relatives could not pick up his body from the Ukrainian territory.On Dec. 14 volunteers from the Urals were awarded in Yekaterinburg, for distinguishing themselves in battles in Ukraine, and came back home alive and well.
We found a man who organized the award ceremony. He says that he sends men from Sverdlovsk to the civil war (sic).