20th Anniversary of the Heroic Act of the 6th Company of the 104th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 76th Guards Airborne Division
the mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
the mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the monument to the 6th company (‘the Dome’) raised in the village of Cherekha, Pskov region, against a formation of paratroopers; along the rim there is an inscription: ‘20-ЛЕТИЕ ПОДВИГА ДЕСАНТНИКОВ 6 РОТЫ 104 ГВАРДЕЙСКОГО ПАРАШЮТНО-ДЕСАНТНОГО ПОЛКА’ (‘20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HEROIC ACT OF THE 6th COMPANY OF THE 104th GUARDS AIRBORNE REGIMENT’).
Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
Edge: 300 corrugations.
From 29 February to 1 March 2000, during a counter-terrorist operation at Height 776, near Argun, Chechnya, the 6th company of the 2nd battalion of the 104th guards airborne regiment of the 76th guards airborne division (Pskov), under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Yevtyukhin, heavily outnumbered, fought a desperate battle against terrorist troops led by Khattab. 84 soldiers died in the violent fighting. There were only six survivors.
By Decree of the Russian President, 22 paratroopers were nominated Hero of the Russian Federation (21 posthumously), and 68 soldiers were awarded the Order of Courage (63 posthumously).
In memory of the heroes, a monument, called the ‘Dome’, was erected in the village of Cherekha, Pskov region.