Unit: 46th Independent Operational Brigade, Rosgvardia.
Cargo ID: #292
Full Name: Alexey Fyodorovich Tikhonov
Russian Name: Тихонов Алексей Федорович
The 46th Order of Zhukov is the largest unit of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, formed on November 1, 2000, on the basis of one of the battalions of the 101st Special Brigade of Operational Purpose, to maintain constitutional order in the Chechen Republic, and to combat illegal armed groups.
At the board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in February 2000, in accordance with the Decree of the President of Russia, it was decided to create the 46th separate operational brigade of the military. On the basis of the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 22, the directive of the Commander-in-Chief of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, as part of the North Caucasus District of Internal Troops on the territory of the Chechen Republic, on a permanent basis, they began to form a separate operational brigade stationed in Grozny.
The formation of the brigade took place in the period from July to October 2000 on the basis of military units of the North Caucasus, Volga, Moscow, Siberian and Eastern districts of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
The team is unique in its essence. This is a multi-thousand unit, the staff of which is more than many divisions of internal troops.
The brigade units control the entire territory of the Chechen Republic and are able to act independently. They are stationed in Grozny (Northern Airport), the villages of Naur, Shelkovskaya, Chervlennaya, the cities of Gudermes, Urus-Martan, Vedeno and others. The brigade also includes "ethnic" military units, that is, equipped on a national basis - exclusively Chechens (battalions "North" and "South").