He preferred to die with dignity.
So he called in an airstrike on his own position.
That was his contribution to liberating Palmyra from ISIS terrorists -- and to Russian glory. It was also his end. He was 25 years old.
His death was announced March 24.
And so the legend begins.
The body of Alexander Prokhorenko, the man who's now being called the "Russian Rambo," was flown back home to Moscow this week, to be be greeted by his wife, Katya, who is pregnant with their first child.
In accordance with an order from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prokhorenko has, posthumously, been awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation, Sputnik reported.
Даже американские мейнстримовые СМИ признают подвиг Александра Прохоренко как нечто реально выдающееся, даже удивительно читать такое в насквозь политизированное время. В конце заметки автор немного прошелся по русской внешней политике, но по современным меркам - слегка.
Это они еще не знают про Псковских десантников...