Oleg Babak

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Oleg Babak
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Oleg Babak - Hero of the Soviet Union
Native name Russian: Олег Яковлевич Бабак
Born (1967-02-25)February 25, 1967
Pyriatyn, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine SSR
Died April 7, 1991(1991-04-07) (aged 24)
Yuxarı Cibikli, Gubadly Rayon, Azerbaijan SSR
Burial place Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Parent(s) Yakov Babak (father)
Nadejda Babak (mother)
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Gold star, Lenin order

Oleg Babak (Russian: Олег Яковлевич Бабак; 25.02.1967 - 7.04.1991) — deputy commander of 11 (currently - Commandant) company on the political units of the 21 th Brigade, operational appointment of the Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the USSR, Lieutenant of Internal Troops, Hero of the Soviet Union.


Born February 25, 1967 in the village of Victoria now Pyriatyn district of the Poltava Oblast of Ukraine in the family of a worker. From 1974 to 1982 he studied at rural school of the Victoria village, and then - in the next, Teplovsk. In 1985, he enrolled in the Higher Political School of the MİA of the USSR. Member of the CPSU since 1988. After graduation in 1989, he served in the 21-th brigade of special designation of Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the USSR (village Sofrino of the Moscow region) as a deputy company commander for political affairs.[1]


He was killed on April 7, 1991, during the Nagorno-Karabakh War, reportedly while preventing armed attack at Yuxarı Cibikli village of Gubadli Rayon from Goris and Kafan districts of Armenia.[2][3]


By the decree of the President of the USSR on September 17, 1991, for courage and heroism in the performance of military duty, lieutenant Babak Oleg Yakovlevich of the Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the USSR, was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously).[4]

He was awarded the Order of Lenin.


By the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union Oleg Yakovlevich Babak ever enrolled in the lists of the personnel of the 21 th Sofrinsky Brigade of special designation. In October 2010, in the park at the platform Ashukinskaya of the Pushkin District (Moscow Oblast), opened a monument to Oleg Babak. The school of the Victoria village was named after hero, where studied Oleg Babak. In Moscow suburbs, the street of one of the settlements officially given the name of the last Hero of the Soviet Union. The settlement Ashukino located near the 21-th Sofrinsky brigade of internal troops where Lieutenant Oleg Babak served in the early 90s. The memorial ceremony was held with military honors.[5]