Brigade Officer - Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Alexandria (Peacekeeping) Brigade, 2nd Guards Combined Arms Army, Central Military District

Cargo ID: #1130

English Name: Igor Andreevich Opanasyuk

Russian Name: Опанасюк Игорь Андреевич

Date of Birth: 1990 (age: 34 years)

Place of Birth: Roshchinsky, Samara Oblast, Russia

Education: Far Eastern Higher Military Command School (graduated 2011)

Awards: Order of Courage (x2), Medal "For Courage" (x2), Medal "For Distinction in Combat", Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class, Jubilee Medal "For the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War", Medal "For Participation in the Military Parade on Victory Day", Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Unknown Medal (x3), Badge "Officer 2nd Class", Badge "Alexandria 5th Hussars", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution", Badge "Guard"

Of Note: The Skull and Crossbones Badge top left; this particular badge links to the "Alexandria" name that was attached to his Brigade in 2019.

In November 2019, it was given the honorary name “Alexandria” and presented with a copy of the banner of the Alexandria 5th Hussars. In 2022, on May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, by decree, awarded the brigade the honorary name “Guards” with the wording “For mass heroism and courage, fortitude and courage shown by personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts.”

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