Vyacheslav Bocharov is Hero of the Russian Federation, 1st Vice-President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, President of the Public Chamber of the 5th convocation. Previously, he was a Colonel in the "Vympel" group of the Federal Security Service's Special Operations Center. He participated in the liberation of hostages during the terrorist attack in Beslan, first entered the school seized by terrorists, and was seriously wounded. Vyacheslav Bocharov was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation for his courage and heroism. In 1981−1983 he served in the contingent of Soviet military in Afghanistan. For 25 years he served in the Airborne Troops. In 1973 he entered the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School and in 1990 he graduated from the Frunze Military Academy. Vyacheslav Bocharov is President of the "Soldiers of the XXI Century against Wars" foundation. He is member of the Board of the Russian Association of Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia, Full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory; member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Paralympic Committee. Vyacheslav Bocharov was born in 1955 in Tula region.