Russian soldier killed in Syria

On November 2, a soldier from the Russian Orenburg region died in an explosion of an anti-tank mine in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. 

As reported by the Russian service of the BBC, the soldier, 28-year-old Andranik Arustumyan, was a native of the village of Medvedka, and it was his second trip to Syria. 

The fatal accident took place near the Russian military base, the entrance to which was guarded from suicide bombers of the Islamic State, by Russian servicemen. 

It was noted that Arustumyan went to Syrian after difficulties with work, and his education gave him a chance to advance to an officer's rank.

  Russia, Syrian Conflict