The name of the brave soldier is proposed to be given to the section of the road from Kalinina Street to the intersection of Apanasenko and Priborostroitelnaya streets.
An appeal addressed to the head of the city of Nevinnomyssk was received from the Nevinnomyssk city branch of the Stavropol regional branch of the All-Russian Public Organization of Veterans “Combat Brotherhood” to name a street in Nevinnomyssk in honor of Hero of Russia Vladimir Zhoga, commander of a separate reconnaissance battalion “Sparta” of the Donetsk People’s Republic, guard colonel. He announced this on his page Telegram-channel the head of the city Mikhail Minenkov.
Vladimir Zhogi is a real hero! On March 5, 2022, in the city of Volnovakha of the Donetsk People’s Republic, while ensuring the exit of civilians from the city, covering women and children from the fire of Ukrainian nationalists, he was mortally wounded. On the same day, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, awarded him the title of Hero of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
On March 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin conferred on Vladimir Zhoga the title of Hero of the Russian Federation posthumously for the heroism and courage shown in the performance of civic duty. Vladimir Zhoga became the first serviceman of the DPR to be awarded the highest military rank – Hero of Russia!
Hero was born on May 26, 1993 in Donetsk, then moved to Slavyansk with his parents. Father – Artem Vladimirovich Zhoga, lieutenant colonel of the Armed Forces of the DPR, chief of staff of Sparta, and then commander. Mother is a housewife. Since childhood, he was fond of sports, namely football.
Studied part-time at a technical school. He also helped in the work of his father, who had several outlets selling fish.
In 2014, after the start of the war in eastern Ukraine, he participated in it on the side of the DPR and LPR. He was a member of the self-defense detachment of the city of Slavyansk. In 2016, he became the commander of a separate reconnaissance battalion “Sparta”. He was wounded in the head in the battles for Slavyansk, during the fighting in the Snezhnoye region he was wounded in the arm, was also wounded while repelling the assault near Shakhtyorsk, was wounded in battles abroad by 13 shrapnel, and in the battles for the airport received a second wound in the head.
He was the deputy commander of the reconnaissance company. In October 2016, he took command of the Sparta battalion after the death of its creator Arsen Pavlov (call sign – Motorola), being before that his driver, and then the first deputy. He was the godfather of Motorola’s daughter.
When the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces to protect the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics began, Vladimir Zhoga and his fighters defended the civilian population of Donbass, their people, their countrymen to the last!
By the way, a street in Volnovakha, where the Hero’s life ended, has already been named after Vladimir Zhoga. The renaming ceremony was attended by the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, and the secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party, Andrey Turchak. Another street will bear the name of Jogi in Rostov-on-Don.
“Nevinnomyssk will not stand aside and will also honor the memory of the Hero by naming a street in his honor. I am sure that now the new beautiful street of our city will bear the proud name of the Hero of Russia Vladimir Zhoga! ”, – said the head of Nevinnomyssk in the messenger.
Recall that the bypass road from Kalinina Street to Apanasenko Street was repaired in 2021 as part of the Safe High-Quality Roads national project. Thanks to the allocated amount – more than 100 million rubles – it was possible to repair the roadway, apply thermoplastic markings, equip sidewalks, pedestrian barriers and install LED lamps.