Hero of the Week: July 11, 2019 – 14 Russian Submariners

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Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu explained that “the submariners on board were unique military specialists—highly skilled professionals who conducted important research on the Earth’s hydrosphere.”

The crewmembers who died were:

Captain First Rank Konstantin Ivanov
Captain First Rank Andrey Voskresenskiy
Captain First Rank Konstantin Somov
Captain First Rank Denis Oparin
Captain First Rank Vladimir Abankin
Captain First Rank Denis Dolonskiy
Captain First Rank Nikolay Filin
Captain Second Rank Alexander Avdonin
Captain Second Rank Dmitriy Solovyev
Captain Second Rank Sergey Danilchenko
Captain Third Rank Viktor Kuzmin
Captain Third Rank Vladimir Sukhinichev
Lieutenant Captain Mikhail Dubkov
Lieutenant Colonel of Medical Service Alexandr Vasilyev

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