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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

04/10/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/10/2018 05:32

Vladimir Kolokoltsev awarded a Yalta policeman with the medal “For courage in the cause of rescue”

'Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, General of the Police of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev signed an order awarding the medal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia 'For courage in the course of rescue' to Police Sergeant Viktor Fedorov, whose competent and professional actions allowed saving a drowning man,' reported the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.

On March 18 in Yalta, policemen, who carried out public order protection on the Lenin Seaside promenade, received a message about the fall of an unknown man into the sea.

An officer of the subdivision for guarding and convoying suspects and defendants of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Yalta, Police Sergeant Viktor Fedorov, without hesitation, jumped into the cold water and managed to pull the sinking citizen ashore. The 52-year-old local resident was taken to the hospital in a coma, later he recovered, and at the moment his life is in no danger.

'The policeman in an extreme situation showed courage and dedication, which saved a human life,' added Irina Volk.