Navy Captain (3rd Rank), Commander - Major

Unit: Group 561 of the Navy Rescue Center, Black Sea Fleet, Western Military District

Died on Snake Island

Cargo ID: #211

Call Sign: "Skif" (Скиф)

Full Name: Svyatoslav Igorevich Nizhegorodov

Russian Name: Нижегородов Святослав Игоревич

Date of Birth: December 27, 1988 (age: 33 years)

Place of Birth: Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia

Place of Residence: Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine

Education: Naval Cadet Corps Kronstadt (2006), Marine Corps St. Petersburg Naval Institute (2011), Special Forces Russian Ministry of Defense.

Awards: Medal “For Courage,” , Order of Courage (ph.), others under investigation

Previously Deployed: Georgia, Syria

Commander of Group 561, Naval Emergency Rescue Center. He was a qualified diver, parachutist instructor, completed a mountaineering category, was a knife fighting instructor, and studied Arabic.

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