Condolences were expressed at a meeting between Vladimir Putin and the families of submariners who died on July 1 in the Barents Sea. The President proposed to discuss what kind of help and support all of them need - women and children who have lost their loved ones.
Now they are all like one family. The relatives of the dead sailors - they were united by a common grief. Little Asya, the daughter of 1st rank captain Vladimir Abankin, is a little shy at first. The President enters. First the military get up, and then all the others. The President shakes hands with Elena Filina, widow of the Hero of Russia, holder of four Orders of Courage, Nikolai Filin.
The Ministry of Defense supports every family. Minor children will be provided with a monetary allowance in the amount that their fathers received during their lifetime. All problems with mortgage loans have been resolved.
Among the relatives of the dead submariners are the families of everyone who was posthumously awarded the gold star of the Hero of Russia. The widow of Captain 2nd Rank Dmitry Solovyov is seven months pregnant. The child is expecting in September. Dmitry Solovyov was awarded the title of Hero of Russia. Posthumously. It is known that it was he who brought the civilian specialist out of the burning compartment and closed the hatch behind him.
Widow and 20-year-old daughter of Konstantin Somov. Widow and 14-year-old son of another Hero of Russia - Andrei Voskresensky. Relatives of Denis Oparin. His father - like his son now - is a Hero of Russia. Here is the father of one of the youngest submariners - Mikhail Dubkov - Rear Admiral Igor Dubkov. Parents, widows, children - they have not yet fully realized what happened.
14 heroes-submariners are buried at the Serafimovskoye cemetery in St. Petersburg. In a year, a monument will appear there.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu invites children to think about a military career, to enter the universities of the Ministry of Defense. Be that as it may, future generations of submariners will be brought up on the example of their fathers.
All submariners know the phrase of the legendary K-23 commander Magomed Gadzhiev: "Nowhere is there such equality as exists on a submarine, where everyone either wins or perishes." They all shared one common destiny for all, stepping from the depths of hydrocosm into immortality.