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Relatives honour Siberian-born war hero who 'loved Russia and died for Russia'

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 November 2015

Oleg Peshkov was killed when the Turkish air force downed his Su-24 over Syria as he battled terrorists.

Oleg Peshkov (left) was shot down on a mission to destroy jihadist terrorists. Picture: Rusvesna.su

The lieutenant colonel's death caused shock and revulsion in Russia and many other countries after he was shot down on a mission to destroy jihadist terrorists. Aged 45, he was born in the village of Kosikha in Altai region, southern Siberia. His younger brother Pavel, a lieutenant-colonel in the Interior Ministry troops in Novosibirsk, paid tribute to him.

'Oleg was dreaming about the sky since childhood, when he collected model planes,' he said. 

He attended DOSAAF - the Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Fleet, a sports organisation with close links to the armed forces. He learned to parachute and became interested in flying gliders, growing up in Ust-Kamenogorsk, in Soviet Kazakhstan.

Pavel and Oleg Peshkov


Oleg Peshkov and his family

Oleg Peshkov(right) with his brother Pavel(left). Oleg Peshkov and his family. Pictures: Pavel Peshkov

'He was a role model for me in everything,' he said. 'I became a serviceman after him. After doing eight years at school he entered the Suvorov, then - Kharkov - aviation school. He travelled all over the country. He fought in Chechnya, so Syria wasn't his first fighting experience.'

The brother was flying from Novosibirsk to his dead brother's home in Lipetsk. He last spoke to Oleg on 14 November. 

'He phoned me and told me he was sent there for two months,' he said. 

He had two children, a daughter, 16, and a son, eight. 'His family still can't believe that he's dead and hope that the information that he was killed is wrong,' said one account. 

Oleg Peshkov


Oleg Peshkov

'After doing eight years at school he entered the Suvorov, then - Kharkov - aviation school.' Pictures: Vladimir Golubeikov, Novosti Ust-Kamenogorska

Relative Nina Krutoberezhnikova said: 'He went through the Chechen war. He loved Russia and died for it. May he rest in peace...' Pavel said his brother's remains were still in Syria and he did not know when the funeral would be held. 

Lt-Col Peshkov was  posthumously awarded the Hero of Russia honour by President Vladimir Putin for 'heroism, courage and bravery shown during the fulfillment of his military duties' when his Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish warplane on Tuesday. 

Oleg Peshkov was born in Kosikha, then moved to Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) and in then to Lipetsk. Picture: The Siberian Times

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My deepest condolenses for Lt Col Peshkov sacrifice from a colleague fighting for another airforce ,the Hellenic. May god rest his soul as well as Naval Infantry Posychin, and everyother has given his life for fighting against terror.


Kind regards


Cpt (HAF) Evans E. HAF Combat Wing
Cpt (HAF) Evans, Athens
21/03/2016 03:24
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My deepest condolenses for Lt Col Peshkov sacrifice from a colleague fighting for another airforce ,the Hellenic. May god rest his soul as well as Naval Infantry Posychin, and everyother has given his life for fighting against terror.

Kind regards

Cpt (HAF) Evans E. HAF Combat Wing
Cpt (HAF) Evans, Athens
20/03/2016 22:40
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Lt. Colonel Peshkov died fighting for a better world!



I salute and honor him as a fallen hero.

He was a good soldier in the Wars for Humanity.



May his name and his valor

always be remembered and cherished.



brad kahn, honolulu hawaii usa
06/01/2016 18:37
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Rest in peace great hero!
You will not be forgotten.
Carlos Alberto P. Marques, São Paulo - Brazil
02/12/2015 23:06
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To get sympathy from ISIS Turkey shot the fighter and Shooting of SU24 is an act of murder, one of dirtiest work done by Turkey.We can't believe on Turkey.It is the game of OIL for which turkey is exploiting ISIS.I have sympathy with Shot air commander Pavel Peskove and his family as well as with soldier which was killed in Helicopter. Almighty god bless him the HERO man. Turkey must apologize to Prez Putin and diseased family for this criminal act.
dev, allahabad(India)
02/12/2015 14:17
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It was a deliberate act of murder. These pilots are professionals and well versed with the Standard operating procedures. It was done to provoke Russia's resolve and the possible response. Well... they are now staring at the S-400, which in certain conditions can knock down even a B 52 or an F 22.. So for all the air-crafts in the vicinity.. Run forest Run... for the rebels will shoot down anything that parachutes on to the ground. That being said, condolences on the martyrdom of Lt Col Peshkov and Naval infantry man Pozynich. Now.. it is payback time..

мы всегда спомним вас..Слава за родину !!!

Индийский Друг..
Ramesh, India
01/12/2015 21:25
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@Luca Locci, São Paulo, Brazil Please, leave your e-mail in comment ( we wouldn't open it , just to keep in touch with you )
Alexander, The Siberian Times
01/12/2015 19:31
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I'm an italian citizen, that works and lives in Brazil.
I strongly suport Russias's role into the current geopolitic scenario.
Me, my wife Cristiane and our son Lorenzo (9 years old), we have been deeply hurted by the heroic death of Cap. Oleg Pesckov, and we felt very close to his beautiful Family.
So far, we decided to write to the Siberian Times in order to try to get in touch with Cap. Pesckov Family, since we decided to invite the young Pesckov boy, this fiery small soldier, for a period o holidays at our house in Sardinia, Italy, where we will go next july. We are sure that the the son of Cap. Pesckov will enjoy the sun and the beach, and we'll be very proud to have him as our guest for a couple of weeks.
It will be an honor to us, and specially to our son.
Thank you so much in advance for any help the journal will give us.
Luca Locci, São Paulo, Brazil
01/12/2015 18:13
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My deepest condolences to all the family members and the loved ones of Mr.Peshkov.My tears are flowing for a great man.May his soul rest in peace!
Sajani Chengara, Germany
01/12/2015 02:42
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We very sorry to hear of Peshkov 's passing. He was a kind and thoughtful man and a dear family. Always there to lend a helping hand. Prayers to Peshkoy's family in Russian.
Kenneth Martinak, Houston, Texas / U.S.A.
01/12/2015 01:26
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We very sorry to hear of Peshkov 's passing. He was a kind and thoughtful man and a dear family. Always there to lend a helping hand. Prayers to Peshkoy's family in Russian.
K.Martinak, Houston, Texas / U.S.A.
01/12/2015 01:21
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I feel sorry for any innocent human life. unfortunately he killed man children and he killed many dads before he met the same fate. Please ask everyone to stop these WARS only fought for greedy humans
adl, asia
30/11/2015 11:57
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Lt Col Oleg Peshkov's was a real hero of russia and whole world. i am realy sad and not sleep whole night on 24 nov. i pray to god give peace in difficult time to Lt Col Oleg Peshkov's family.
Anurag yadav, india
30/11/2015 00:08
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l am sad to this pilot. but they went to suriye to shot turkish people in suriye. turkis people ang groups not terrorist
hayri, Turkey
29/11/2015 22:30
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sentite condoglianze alla famiglia di un uomo che lottava contro il male e ucciso a tradimento,pace per l anima sua
gianni massa , genova italia
29/11/2015 13:00
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