Detachment Chief of Staff
Unit: BARS-13, Rosgvardia
Note: As a member of Wagner PMC, and then a BARS unit, he may not have ever had an official rank. However, Chief of Staff of a BARS detachment is a position that would ordinarily be filled by a Major.
According to his comrades, he commanded artillery, suffered damage to his face and hands, but refused to evacuate from the battlefield, despite injuries and fierce shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As a result, the burning body of the fighter was found by the medic of the "Bars-13" detachment.
Before the start of the war, Semyon tried himself in different professions, including teaching at a university and running for elected office as part of the "All-Russian political party 'Women's Dialogue'". He gained combat experience in the service of PMC Wagner, and in November 2022 he went to the front with his comrades from his native Krasnoyarsk and ended up as Chief of Staff of the Bars-13 unit.
"He was an ordinary soldier, despite his high position, and we could sit in the evening and laugh with him. This is a big loss for all of us." - BARS 13 soldier.
Cargo ID: #833
Call Sign: "Bush" / "Shrub" (Куст)
Received his call sign due to the ghillie suit he often wore while sniping, making him look like a bush.
English Name: Semyon Eduardovich Zotin
Russian Name: Зотин Семен Эдуардович
Date of Birth: March 18, 1985 (age: 38 years)
From: Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Interests: Learn new things, Plumbing, English Cocker Spaniels, Medicine, Sri Lanka, Old Russian Literature, Cruises, Reggae, Pigeons
Favorite Movies: The Punisher: War Zone, Cleaner, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Siberian Woman (film), Putin's Kiss, Turandot (film), Don't Be Afraid, I'm With You (film), Ants Scream, In Your Eyes, Express Delivery , Bukowski (film), Save and Save, Black Cat (film, 1981), Politburo Cooperative, or It Will Be a Long Goodbye, Big Auto Theft, Plushka (film)
Favorite TV shows: Kinopanorama (transmission), Motor City, M!Countdown, Creative Class (TV show), Voice (TV show, Russia), Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, Show News, Field of Miracles (TV game), Road Rules: South Pacific, Greed (TV show, USA), Who doesn't want to be a millionaire?
Favorite books: Wu Ching, Rambo III (novel), Letter of the Black Tongue, Casket (novel), Cloud Atlas (novel), Flame Above the Abyss, Game of Vor, Today and Daily, Gremlins (book), Velimir Khlebnikov.King of Time, Manipulation of Consciousness (book), Chronicles of Amber, Battle of Finnsburg, Kazakhstan Dream (book), Red Data Book of Ivanovo Region
Favorite games: Prototype 2, Atlantica Online, Tekken 6, Watch Dogs, Grim Dawn, Cursed Mountain