An article from ITAR-TASS News Agency :
" MOSCOW, January 23 : A soldier of active service from a unit of the Yekaterinburg Air Force and Air Defence formation of the Central Military District died on January 21 of flu A/H1N1 (California) at the Chelyabinsk regional hospital.
He had been earlier treated at a district military hospital, Itar-Tass learnt from spokesman of the public relations service of the Russian Defence Ministry.
“On January 13, the type of the disease was confirmed with laboratory investigations by specialists of the Chelyabinsk Centre of Hygiene and Preventive Measures. Doctors failed to save the soldier despite measures of intensive therapy, taken by civil and military medics,” the service noted.
The public relations service explained that the soldier was called up for military service on last December 20 from the Kemerovo Region. "