Status Corrected - Sviridov was listed on the crew roster, but apparently never made it to the plane that day. A relative has confirmed he is still alive.

Head of Onboard Communications Center

Unit: Il-22 No. 75917, 610th Center for Combat Use and Retraining of Military Transport Aviation Flight Personnel

This command and control plane was shotdown by Wagner PMC during their march on Moscow, resulting in the deaths of the entire crew. Images and video of the crash are below.

Cargo ID: #826

English Name: Alexander Valerievich Sviridov

Russian Name: Свиридов Александр Валерьевич

Date of Birth: October 8, 1975 (age: 47 years)

Place of Birth: Ivanovo Mountains, Ivanovo region, Russia

Education: Stavropol Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots and Navigators (graduated 1998)

Flight Time: 2,600 hours

Personnel Number: 891593

Promotion to Major: November 30, 2020

Previous Deployments: Syria

Awards: Medal of Nesterov, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 1st Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Medal "Participant of the Military Operation in Syria", Badge "Officer Master Class", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution"

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