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An opening ceremony of a memorial plaque dedicated to the memory of Colonel Fyodor Babayev, who died during a special military operation in Ukraine, took place at the St. Petersburg Military Institute of the National Guard of the Russian Federation Order of Zhukov.
The commander of the Russian Guard detachment died on October 14, 2022, saving his colleagues and subordinates. By decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was posthumously awarded the second Order of Courage.
“Colonel Fyodor Babaev is an example of military duty for all personnel, he had extensive combat experience, skillfully led the actions of his subordinates, was a wonderful father and friend. His death is a tragedy, and his life is an example for all Russian Guardsmen,” said Colonel of Justice Andrey Kiyko, head of the St. Petersburg Military Institute of the Russian Guard, at the opening ceremony.
The memorial plaque is installed on the walls of the barracks, where from 2001 to 2006. lived Fedor Babaev, studying at the St. Petersburg Military Institute of the Russian Guard. The opening ceremony was also attended by the relatives of the deceased officer, his friends, colleagues, classmates and cadets of the institute.
Fedor Zakharovich Babaev was born on June 25, 1984 in Pyatigorsk. After graduating from SPVI in 2006, he commanded a reconnaissance platoon, a special forces group, served as a deputy detachment commander, chief of staff of a special forces detachment, commander of a special forces detachment of the Russian Guard. He repeatedly took part in counter-terrorist operations, was awarded a number of state awards, including the Orders of Military Merit, Courage, Medals of Courage and Suvorov.