Note: In April 2023, Nikilin wrote several letters to family members of subordinates and signed them "Lieutenant Colonel M. Nikilin". It is unclear whether he was promoted between then and his death, or if the friend that reported his death was mistaken about his rank being Colonel. As there is nothing to directly contradict the first hand account, we are leaving his rank as Colonel for now. This may be adjusted in the future as more evidence appears.
Cargo ID: #800
English Name: Mikhail Andreevich Nikilin
Russian Name: Никилин Михаил Андреевич
Date of Birth: January 3, 1985 (age: 38 years)
Education: Kazan Higher Tank Command School
Passport Information: 20 04 396118, issued by the Central District Department of Internal Affairs of the city of Voronezh