In this current post I have a sad but uplifting story about a young Russian soldier who gave his life in this epic struggle of Civilization vs. Barbarism.
Alexander Prokhorenko was born in the town of Gorodki, in the Tiulgansky Region of Orenburg, Russia.
To put things in geographical context: Orenburg is what is called “Central Russia”, also at Russia’s southern border, just above Kazakhstan.
Upon finishing school, Alexander entered the Military Academy of Air Defense for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The 25-year-old soldier was stationed in Syria, most likely serving in a secret “Spetsnaz” unit on the ground. For the week prior to his death, Alexander’s job was to spot terrorist targets and provide precise coordinates to Russian bombers. This is an extremely dangerous job, requiring courage and fortitude.
During his final mission, Alexander found himself surrounded by ISIS terrorists. His situation was hopeless. He bravely drew their fire onto himself, gave his own coordinates to the bombers, and perished in the heat of battle, taking a bunch of terrorists down with him. Due to this feat, the English tabloid “Daily Mirror” called Alexander a “Russian Rambo”.
One of Alexander’s friends said to journalists: “I am extremely proud of the heroism shown by this simple country boy, who was able to delineate targets, and who gave his life to save ours.”
Alexander’s death was communicated to his parents and to his wife at home. Living in a small town, the entire town is also in mourning, according to the locals.