(20. 12. 1951 - 6. 3. 1996)
P odkin Eugene - Head of Special Section of the rapid response office to combat organized crime, Mr.. Kurgan, a police lieutenant colonel. Born December 20, 1951 in the city of Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai. He served in various positions inspector and officers of ATC Kurgan region. He graduated from the Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs in 1988.
In 1984 - 1986 years as a specialist Interior assisted in the formation of law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Afghanistan.
Repeatedly sent on mission to Chechnya. Died March 6, 1996 in Grozny in an unequal battle.
. The title of Hero of Russia Evgeny Rodkin conferred posthumously on Sept. 6, 1996.
. In Kurgan on home Б•¬ 42 Karl Marx Street, where he lived a hero, a memorial plate.
. Awarded the Order of the Red Star, the Order of Courage, the Afghan Order "For Bravery" medals.
In another Chechen trip he could no longer go
. But there decreased the second part of the detachment. Send to Chechnya in a tense moment neobstrelyannyh guys, but most stay at home Eugene just could not. Not that he taught them. After all, they remembered, word of mouth passed on one combat scene in March 1995, happened under steppes village. Then the detachment under the command of Rodkina completed its task and has already returned to the place of deployment. Suddenly on them gunmen opened heavy fire from small arms - the head does not raise. Nowhere to hide, undergrowth is not very reliable protection. The soldiers rushed about at first, and then pressed to the ground. But the commander, quickly assessed the situation and decided that we should take at least in this guise, quietly depart. I went up to his full height and went leisurely pace, picking up on the way their children. So he was the last in this chain, cheering quietly going ahead: "Come on, come on ... Quietly, wastes ... Do not fall behind ... "
March 6, 1996 in the commandant's office received a signal to attack militants at a checkpoint in Grozny. Their revenues have left the mobile teams, one of which was headed by Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Rodkin. Before his team was tasked to assist the Permian sobrovtsam who fought beside his padded combat vehicle, and then move out to an area a minute and take the wounded from the 15 th checkpoint. When in the 22-th checkpoint bids ran towards the wounded man, covered in blood police officer stopped beteer. Immediately almost in one voice sounded a team captain and lieutenant Rodkina Maslow: "With your reservation!" This saved the group. Sprygnuvshie staff have not been able to touch the earth and as for them gunmen opened submachine gun fire.
Leaving a few men of special troops with the wounded, the commander with the rest continued on his way to the armored personnel carrier. Night on the base became known that the APC group was shot at militants from rocket-propelled grenades, police were forced to join the battle. Despite his injuries, Eugene Rodkin directs the actions of subordinates. Within four hours of his group reflected the superior forces of militant attacks. In this battle, Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Rodkin heroically died.
Sources: 1) Heroes of Russia Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Moscow 2002