Detachment Commander - Captain

Unit: PMC Wagner, 45th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade

Cargo ID: #1141

Call Sign: "Priboy" (Прибой)

English Name: Alexander Yurievich Nikolaev

Russian Name: Николаев Александр Юрьевич

Date of Birth: February 28, 1973 (age: 50 years)

Place of Birth: Ussuriysk, Primorsky Territory, Russia

Education: Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School (special intelligence, Graduated 1994), Novosibirsk Higher Command School (Chinese language translator, Graduated 1996)

Awards: Hero of Russia, 4x Order of Courage, 2x medal "For Courage"

Previously Deployed: Chechnya x2, Georgia, Syria (as part of Wagner)

From 1996 to 1998 he commanded a reconnaissance group of the Special Forces, military unit 14th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade.
From 1998 to 2000, Alexander Nikolaev was assistant to the head of the operational and reconnaissance department of the military unit 14th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade.
The Hero of the Russian Federation is buried at the Pantheon of Defenders of the Fatherland memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.
During the "Northern Military District" from February 2022 he was back as part of the 45th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade (kubinka)