In the funeral home of Mariupol, hundreds of people gathered. Relatives and friends, brothers and volunteers, friends and simply not indifferent locals – they all came to say goodbye to the young hero with the call sign "Smurfik".
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All brought fresh flowers. Because during his lifetime, Nikolai said: “If I die, I don’t want dead flowers and wreaths to be on the grave”.
Hundreds of people came to see Nikolai on his last journey.
Farewell to the "Smurf"
On April 12, the guy was hit by an enemy sniper's bullet, she went right through her head. For three days, the doctors tried to save the life of the defender, but on April 15 the heart of the Smurf stopped.
The guy went to the front in July 2018. In the fall, he became a paramedic volunteer in the Hospitallers medical unit. He served in the 8th battalion "Aratta". Friends and fellow Nicholas do not hold back emotions. The death of the "Smurf" – an irreparable loss for each of them.
He was still a child. Constantly eager for war,
– recalled the brother of the deceased, volunteer "Spider".
Nikolai Volkov was buried at the Starokrym cemetery, next to the defenders – on the Walk of Fame.