Cargo ID: #940
English Name: Vasily Viktorovich Popov
Russian Name: Попов Василий Викторович
Date of Birth: June 16, 1985 (age: 38 years)
Place of Birth: village of Elan, Bichursky district, Republic of Buryatia, Russia
Education: Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School (graduated 2007); Combined Arms Academy of the Russian Armed Forces (graduated with honors in 2022)
After graduating from college, in 2007, he was sent for further military service to the city of Ulan-Ude, to the 11th Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade. He worked his way up from a platoon commander to the commander of an air assault battalion.
After graduating from the Academy he was appointed Chief of Staff / Deputy Commander of the 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment, stationed in the city of Stavropol.
In May 2023 - Deputy Commander of the 11th Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade in the city of Ulan-Ude.
In August 2023 - commander of the 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment in Stavropol.
He was killed on September 10, in the Zaporozhye region, the village of Verbovoye, Pologovsky district.
Awards: Medal "For Courage", Medal of Suvorov, Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd 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", Medal "Army General Margelov", Medal "Participant of the Military Maneuvers - Vostok 2018", Medal "For Participation in the Military Parade on Victory Day", Unknown Badge, Badge "Officer Master Class", Badge "Instructor Parachutist", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution", Badge "Guard"