On the Day of Heroes of the Fatherland, a lesson of courage was held within the framework of the All-Russian project "Dialogue with Heroes", initiated by the Department of Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Samara Region. The guest in the studio was the commander of the “Thunder” special task force of the Drug Control Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Samara Region, Police Lieutenant Colonel Maxim Belskov, together with Grigory Kirichenko - Hero of the Russian Federation. Anastasia Khodoreva, chief consultant of the Department and representative of the Public Council at the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, talked with Maxim Fedorovich about what patriotism is and who can be called a real hero. “Today, on Heroes of the Fatherland Day, we honor Heroes of the Soviet Union, full holders of the Order of Glory, Heroes of the Russian Federation, and all those who protect people, stand guard over law and order, law enforcement officers who perform feats every day for the benefit of their region and country. ", - the public figure addressed to those present. The police lieutenant colonel shared with the pupils of the military-patriotic associations of the Samara region, the Yunarmeys and Victory Volunteers, his memories of serving in the Russian Armed Forces and the GRU special forces, and of business trips to the North Caucasus. "A real hero is one who does not hesitate before committing an act, does not seek fame and honor, but simply cannot do otherwise or retreat," said Maxim Fedorovich. In the format of live communication, the guys learned some facts about the service in the internal affairs bodies and, in particular, about the directions of the work of the drug control unit. The young men were interested in the conditions of admission to the police service, and the police lieutenant colonel answered their numerous questions in detail. At the end of the meeting, the police instructed the children to study well, become real professionals in the business they choose in the future and be worthy citizens of their country.