Sergey Bondarev will forever remain in people’s memory a hero who saved fighting comrades at the cost of his life.
Sergey Bondarev appeared in the Amur region, in the village of Seryshevo in February 1973 in worthy family. At the age of 7, he went to school, graduated from 8 classes. After that, Sergei entered the PTU. Here he received his secondary special education, becoming a chartered machinist, tractor driver and driver.
The youngster then decided to continue his studies. Since Sergey wanted to work as a teacher, he entered the Pedagogical University of Blagoveshchensk. The youngster loved sports, so he chose the faculty of physical education. At this institute he gained a second major, becoming a motorized rifle platoon commander.
When Sergey was given a characteristic from this educational institution, it indicated that he showed himself in the institute as a hardworking and diligent student. Here he received first class in swimming and hand-to-hand combat.
When the youngster was 18 years old, he decided to go to serve in the Interior Ministry. Sergey was sent three times on official business trips to Chechnya. Here he was trained on a sapper. He also finished courses at the Amur Department of Internal Affairs, where he studied with distinction the procedure of use of combat weapons. When the young man was given a characteristic, it was written here that in the training center he showed himself to be a competent employee, clearly solved complex tasks, colleagues respected him. It was also specified that Sergey Bondarev quickly made decisions in emergency situations. He was a brave and proactive man.
Sergey Sergeyevich knew about fighting firsthand. He participated in the Second Chechen War. In 2000, the would-be famous hero was able to defuse explosives that had been planted in an underground separatist radio center. By this, he made a great contribution to the extraction of important information that was found in the radio center.
When Sergey Bondarev together with comrades led the first fight, they were able to force to retreat 30 bandits. From the second battle, Sergey Sergeyevich carried two wounded comrades from the battlefield under the incessant fire of the enemy.
In June 2001, the reconnaissance team received a mission to survey the territory. Sergey went at the head of the team. When the young man saw the hidden enemy radio-controlled fugas, he realized that once a group of comrades pulled up to him, the enemy sitting in the ambush would put the device on alert . It was once to think, the brave hero shouted to suitable children that those lay down, and the body closed the fugas. As a result, an explosion was distributed, and the hero was killed. But he was able to save all his comrades.
In early 2002, Sergei Bondarev was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation, but posthumously. He was also awarded the Medal “For Courage”. In honor of this hero, a monument was erected in Blagoveshchensk.