On 2 July, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova and President of the Lesnoy Town Soldiers’ Mothers Committee Nelly Markelova visited an internal troops’ hospital at the MIA of Russia in Ekaterinburg, where the Hero of Russia, Colonel Serik Sultangabiev, is undergoing a rehabilitation course.
The guests passed the words of support and gratitude from his colleagues and townsmen to him. In his turn, Colonel Sultangabiev told them about the rehabilitation process and the plans concerning improvement of his health.
Earlier, on 25 September 2014 during a grenade throwing training, a junior sergeant, having pulled out the pin, was taken aback and dropped the grenade. The colonel pushed him out from the trench and covered the grenade with his body to be heavily injured.