November 6, USUE hosted a meeting of students with a Hero of Russia, a Russian officer, major general, now the head of the Yekaterinburg Central Park of Culture Roman Shadrin . The event was held in the framework of the project "Heroes Are among Us."
Opening the meeting with the hero, USUE rector Yakov Silin emphasized that Roman Alexandrovich had devoted many years to military service. “In difficult periods of hostilities, he was thinking not about himself, but about his subordinates, about his country. I would like these qualities to prevail among you, young people,” the rector noted.
Since 1984, Roman Shadrin served in the Soviet Army. He graduated from the Kazan Red Banner Higher Command Tank School. He served in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, commanded a tank platoon and a company, and was a deputy commander of a reconnaissance motorized rifle battalion.
In December 1994, he fought in the first Chechen war. In heavy fighting the battalion suffered significant losses, but, largely due to the actions of R.A. Shadrin, it escaped defeat, retained the occupied positions in Grozny, which favorably affected the course of further actions. “When you enter Chechnya, you don’t experience fright but think how to put everything we have been taught into practice,” the officer said. “Of course, this is a big burden of responsibility. For this, the main reward is to see the eyes of a mother, to whom you brought her son alive.
During the fights, Roman Shadrin was promoted to Major. By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of December 1, 1995, for courage and heroism shown while special mission Major Shadrin was awarded the title “Hero of the Russian Federation”.
“There are many temptations, especially for young people. Try to simulate the situation in advance, cultivate in yourself such qualities as love for your motherland, love for a neighbor, and readiness to make sacrifices,” the Hero of the Russian Federation addressed the students at the end of the meeting.