The death of the former Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, Army General Pavel Grachev caused a resonance in the blogosphere.
Internet users are very ambiguous about the death of the general. Some were harshly convicted of his incompetent actions during the first Chechen campaign and cynically wrote on blogs that "Pasha Mercedes ran away under the mushrooms." Others recalled that it was a real combat general, who had traveled from a lieutenant paratrooper in Ryazan and a platoon commander in the Baltic Kaunas to the commander of the Separate parachute regiment in Afghanistan. The best were sent there. Pavel Grachev gave his international duty in total to five years and three months. "For the performance of combat missions with minimal casualties," he received the star Hero. He was respected for being literally the shore of his subordinates.
As bloggers write, the death of a 64-year-old general was caused by mushroom poisoning at the birthday party of his friend. At the same time, other sources, in particular, military observer Viktor Baranets, say that in recent years, Pavel Grachev suffered from an incurable disease.
Despite such a controversial attitude towards the late general in Russian society, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov offered condolences to the family and friends of Grachev. The funeral will be held on September 25 at the Troyekurovsky cemetery.
“When Pavel Grachev was Minister of Defense, he bought two Mercedes-500s in Germany. Then, from the light hand of the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, Grachev was nicknamed “Pasha-Mercedes”. And the nickname stuck to it so much that many people still remember, ”recalls reserve colonel Igor Konashenkov.
The editors of uznayvse.ru believe that it is still better to recall the merits of a departed person, if they were.