Aldar Tsydenzhapov

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Aldar Batorovich Zhydenzhapov
Stamp of Russia 2012 No 1589 Aldar Zydenzhapov.jpg
Tsydenzhapov, as shown on a Russian stamp.
Native name Алдар Баторович Цыденжапов
Born (1991-08-04)August 4, 1991
Aginskoye, Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug, Chita Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Died September 28, 2010(2010-09-28) (aged 19)
Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Allegiance  Russia
Service/branch  Russian Navy
Years of service 2009–2010
Rank RAF N R1-Matros 2010–.svg Seaman
Unit Pacific Fleet
Awards Hero of the Russian Federation medal.png

Aldar Batorovich Tsydenzhapov (Russian: Алда́р Ба́торович Цыденжа́пов) was a conscript seaman of the destroyer Bystry of the Russian Pacific Fleet who was the only fatal victim of a fire that broke out on the destroyer on 28 September 2010. He was awarded posthumously the Gold Star of the Hero of the Russian Federation for his role in extinguishing the fire and preventing the blast.[1]

Early life[edit]

Aldar Tsydenzhapov was born August 4, 1991 in Aginskoye, Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug. He was the youngest in the family, along with his twin sister Aruna, and had an older brother, Bulat, and sister, Irina.[2] His father, Bator Tsydenzhapov, is a retired law enforcement employee, and mother, Biligma Tsydenzhapova, is a kindergarten nurse. After graduating from the hometown middle school № 1 in 2009, Tsydenzhapov was called up to military service in November and transferred to the military unit № 40074 of the Pacific Fleet, stationed in Fokino, Primorsky Krai.[3]


  1. ^ "President of Russia". Presidential Administration of Russia. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2013. Aldar Tsydenzhapov has been posthumously decorated with the Gold Hero of Russia Star for preventing an explosion aboard the destroyer Bystry. 
  2. ^ В честь погибшего героя Алдара Цыденжапова назовут улицу — «Россия», 06.10.2010.
  3. ^ Геройски погибший матрос из Агинского будет представлен к Ордену Мужества — «Байкал-Daily», 05.10.2010.