Midshipman Ksenia Kalchinskaya, the paramedic of the Baltic Fleet Air Defense Missile Regiment, received encouragement from the Baltic Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Nosatov, RIA News reports.
A participant in the parade in Kaliningrad lost her shoe but managed to keep marching on, for which she received a commemorative medal. Ksenia has been serving as a paramedic for a command post in one of the air defense units already for 4 years, and this is the 3rd parade she took part in.
“I realised that nothing should have prevented the anniversary parade from passing with dignity. At the first moment a thought flashed, suddenly I did something wrong, but there was nowhere to go, so I had to keep going. Well, at the awarding today it was very exciting, but I can say, I was very happy, probably even proud of myself,” Ksenia said.
It is noted that the young woman did not expect that attention will be paid to the incident. She did not get any special recommendations on what to do in such a case during training, so in this situation, she relied on her instinct.