While a crowd stood by and gawked,
a young spetsnaz soldier stepped
in to save the life of a young girl in Kazan.
Originally posted on: Sputnik News
A remarkable incident took place in Kazan, Russia. A spetsnaz soldier caught a girl who had accidentally fallen from fifth floor of a building in the capital of Tatarstan, a republic within Russia. The child emerged unscathed, while the Special Forces soldier suffered a broken arm and has nominated for a decoration for heroism.
Alexei Vasiliev, a professional contract soldier (efreitor) serving with a special purpose unit, was walking home after the end of the work day when he noticed a group of nervous onlookers near an apartment block in Kazan, a message on the website of Russian Internal Troops published Wednesday says.
“Women walking with their children and passers-by were discussing something gustily while pointing at the dwelling,” the message reads.
The soldier then observed a young child leaning off a balcony on the fifth floor.
“Not hesitating a single moment, Alexei rushed to the house and managed to catch with his hands the girl, who had just fallen”, the Internal Troops website describes.
Alexei does not believe he’s done any sort of heroic deed, the Internal Forces’ site stated.
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