Unit: Sniper Company, 36th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade, 29th Combined Arms Army, Eastern Military District
Cargo ID: #168
Full Name: Sergey Igorevich Tsarkov
Russian Name: Царьков Сергей Игоревич
Sergei Tsarkov, a soldier reputed to be one of Russia’s top snipers. His funeral was held on April 10.
Tsarkov – from the southeast-Russian town of Borzya – has been awarded the Order of Courage medal posthumously after the deadly marksman was confirmed to have been killed in combat. “Sergey Igorevich Tsarkov served in a rifle company of snipers”, one of his comrades commented.
They added: “He was the best sniper in the brigade. Everyone respected him very much, he was a professional, enjoyed authority. No one could believe that this could happen to him”.
As a participant in the International Army Games tournament, Tsarkov was reportedly a regular winner of the Sniper Frontier competition. These Games are organised by the Russian Ministry of Defence and soldiers from allied nations compete, including Venezuela, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. The competitors take part in a series of military skills tests.