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The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has published in his Telegram-channel post with condolences in connection with death of the commander of the Eastern district of Regardie General Igor Grudeva, who led the group “North” during the storming of Grozny in 1999-2000.
“Gone from the life of the commander of the Eastern district of the Federal service of national guard troops of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General, Hero of Russia Igor Grunow. I Express my sincere condolences to the Director TSUNG of the Russian Federation, army General Viktor Zolotov, relatives and friends of the deceased,” — wrote Kadyrov.
Grunow died in Khabarovsk on Thursday, October 11. The press service of Regardie does not mention the cause of death of the General, noted only that the death was sudden.
In October 1999, Grodno was appointed commander of the group “North”, which under his leadership has fulfilled its task during the storming of Grozny in two days with minimal losses. He was personally involved in the fighting, and was repeatedly wounded. In 2000, the Colonel was appointed Deputy military commandant of Chechnya and was presented the title of Hero of Russia for courage and bravery, able leadership of the operation to liberate Grozny from terrorists.
In August 2018, Kadyrov declared a national hero who died in prison Yusuf temirkhanova, convicted for the murder of the veteran of the second Chechen war, a former Colonel of Armed forces of Russia Yuri Budanov. According to investigators, the killer’s motive was revenge for the death of his father, who supposedly died at the hands of Russian soldiers. In 2003, Budanov was convicted of kidnapping and murdering 18 year old Chechen girl Elza Kungayeva.
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