Rozhkov Andrey Nikolaevich
International class rescuer, commander of the group of the State
Central Airmobile Rescue Team of the Ministry of the Russian
Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief,
the Russian Federation.
Born in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod)
region in the family of employees.
After graduating from high school number 502 in Moscow, he
entered the Moscow Irrigation Institute, which he graduated in 1983.
After graduation he enrolled in 1983 on a special course of the
Spanish language, he graduated in 1984.
From 1984 to 1986, he worked as an engineer in the reservoir
department at the Soyuzgidrovodkhoz All-Russian Research Institute.
In parallel, he graduated from the All-Union School of
Mountaineering Instructors, underwent an internship and graduated
from the rescuers-climbers courses.
In 1986 he joined the Mountaineering Department of the All-Union
Council of the All-Union Labor Union of Trade Unions, a trainer in
the educational and sports work and rescue service department.
From 1989 to 1991 - Head of the Mountaineering and Tourism
Department of the professional sports club KAMAZ.
Consisted in the rescue squad of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
In 1991 he joined the newly created State Committee for the
Elimination of Emergencies of Russia, where he was a leading
specialist in the third inspection.
Since 1992 - deputy head of the Centrospas squadron.
Rozhkov took part in many search and rescue operations, in
particular: in the aftermath of earthquakes in Armenia, in the
Islamic Republic of Iran, in Kyrgyzstan.
He participated in an operation to explode a reinforced concrete
pipe at the Ufa refinery, to eliminate the consequences of the
plague epizootic in Tuva, in the operation to deliver humanitarian
aid in the city of Tkvarcheli (Abkhazia), to the besieged areas of
Bosnia and Herzegovina in Yugoslavia, in Tajikistan.
He participated in the search and removal of the dead helicopter
pilots from the combat zone in the area of the Kodori River
He took part in work in Chechnya, evacuated the sick and wounded
from the city of Grozny as part of the task force, saved the
cultural values of the Museum of Fine Arts of Grozny.
He traveled to the island of Svalbard, taking part in the
aftermath of the crash, participated in the aftermath of the
collapse of a residential building in Kaspiysk, a plane crash of an
MI-8 helicopter and many other operations.
He led the Soviet-French expedition to the peak of Communism in
took part in the ascent in 1987 - Free Korea (Tien Shan), Grand
in 1989 - the peak of Korzhenevskaya (Pamir), the peak of
Communism, Khan-Tengri (Tien-Shan), the peak of Auezov;
in 1991 - Lenin Peak, Pamir dog sledding.
In 1995 A.N.
Rozhkov participated in the exercises at the North Pole, led the
In the Guinness Book of Records his dog sledding ascents, an
explosion at the Ufa plant, are recorded.
During his time in the detachment, he proved himself to be a
skillful and experienced rescuer, personally participated in more
than 150 rescue operations.
On April 22, 1998 during the testing of rescue diving equipment,
Andrei Nikolaevich Rozhkov died while diving into the waters of the
Arctic Ocean near the North Pole.
He was buried in the hero-city of Moscow at
Northern Cemetery (section 303a).
The President of the Russian Federation No. 741
of June 30, 1998, for courage and heroism shown in testing new
rescue equipment, was awarded the title Hero of the Russian
Federation posthumously to Rozhkov.
International class rescuer (12/16/1992).
He was awarded the Order "For
Personal Courage", medals "For
Services to the Fatherland" 2nd Degree","For
Courage" (07.26.1993), departmental medals"Sports Glory 2nd
degree, "Participant in emergency humanitarian operations".
An island in the Bay Bespokoinaya
on the west coast of the northern island of Novaya Zemlya.
Opened by the Emergency Ministry expeditionary group in 1999.
Named by the Resolution of the Government of the Russian
Federation No. 381 of May 16, 2001.
* Biography presented by Kirill Osovik
on the website of the Heroes of the Country.