For many, the act of a pilot was an example of courage. The novel Filipovo was 33. Relatives, friends and colleagues told how he was a man.
3 Feb killed the Russian pilot, 33-year-old Roman Filipov. He fought in Syria after his plane was shot down, the pilot managed to eject. On the ground, he shot from the opponents, but the fight was unequal, a soldier went on a desperate measures – blew himself up with a grenade. His phrase “This is for boys” with which the novel is to destroy the terrorists in the last minutes of his life, became winged. The military had a wife Olga and daughter Valeria.
The famous TV presenter Andrey Malakhov went on a Russian military base in Syria to tell the program “live” on how was the life of the Filipov away from home. Well as Malakhov went to an Orthodox Church on the base.
“He didn’t ask to be called Roman Nikolaevich, as expected, just – as Roma friendly. He to me was like a big brother,” said the pilot, who learned from the experience of Filipov.
In the Studio “program Andrey Malakhov. Live” came the relatives and friends of Roman who remembered the days when I learned of the tragic event. “It all happened on Saturday, found out Monday. Mom said that Filipovich mount, Roman died,” said a relative of Irina Shalimova. She admitted that for a long time could not believe what happened. Irina began to look for information on the Internet and came across a short video shot Filippovym during the battle.
“It was not the first trip. I took him to the station,” recalled his brother Nikolay Korolkov.
Guests in the Studio could not hide his admiration for the act Filipov. They recognized that such example, it is possible to educate the present young generation.
“Today our guys to be proud of, said Lieutenant General Sergey kobylash, who took part in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict. – Those students who performed duties in other hot spots, and today is the pride of our country.”
Colonel Igor Rykov, who studied the novel, told of how he remembered it.
“Roman came to me in the link in 2006 – an ordinary simple guy who graduated from flight school. But in the formation on the wing, we, the commanders saw that he has the desire, motivation, he was distinguished by honesty and courage. Agromisa was the motivation,” – said the military.
School in Voronezh, where he studied the future pilot, now bears the name of Roman Filipov. According to the teachers, the news of his death guy deeply hurt their hearts. According to them, he always fought for justice. The teacher was surprised that at the last minute he thought not about himself.