Brigade Commander - Colonel

Unit: 31st Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade (until mid-late 2022), Western Military District, 102nd Military Base (Armenia summer 2023); AND
85th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, LPR Militia (late summer until death on September 16th)

At the time of his death, Kondrashkin was the Commander of the 56th Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade and the 31st Ulyanovsk Air Assault Brigade of the Airborne troops, Commanded the 102nd Russian Military Base in Armenia and the 85th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade. Kondrashkin had replaced Colonel Alexander Gorin [Cargo ID #870] as commander of the 85th after Gorin was killed.
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Call Sign: "Danube" (Дунай)

English Name: Andrey Vladimirovich Kondrashkin

Russian Name: Кондрашкин Андрей Владимирович

Date of Birth: June 23, 1979 (age: 44 years)

Place of Birth: Pervomaisky, Tambov region, Russia

Place of Death: Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine (Repeated Drone dropped Grenades, 2xVogs, one destroyed the Car, the second the Evac, 50 US Dollars..)

Education: Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School (graduated 2001); Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (graduated 2023)

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Participant in six armed conflicts, including in Chechnya and Syria. He was called the rising star of the Airborne Forces

Awards: Hero of Russia (ph.), Order of Merit for the Fatherland IV Degree with Swords, Order of Courage, Medals "Order of Merit for the Fatherland, I and II degrees with swords" Medal "Suvorov", Medal "Zhukov" others under investigation in total 22.

By decree of the President of the Russian Federation ("closed") of December 16, 2023, for the courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty, Guard Colonel Andrey Vladimirovich Kondrashkin was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously).
The Gold Star medal was handed over to the Hero's family on January 25, 2024 in the city of Kamyshin, Volgograd Region.
In 1996 he entered the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School named after General of the Army V.F. Margelov. In 2001 he graduated from college.

After graduation, he was assigned to the 51st Guards Parachute Red Banner Order of Suvorov Regiment named after Dmitry Donskoy, 106th Guards Airborne Tula Red Banner Order of Kutuzov Division.

In 2002, he took part in the counter-terrorist operation in the Chechen Republic.

After serving in Tula, Andrei Kondrashkin served in the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment in the city of Ryazan, and then in the 217th Guards Parachute Regiment in the city of Ivanovo.

In 2011 he entered the Military Order of Lenin and the October Revolution, the Red Banner, the Order of Suvorov Academy named after M. V. Frunze. In 2013 he graduated from the academy.

From 2015 to 2019, he commanded the 108th Guards Airborne Assault Kuban Cossack Order of the Red Star Regiment of the 7th Guards Airborne Assault Red Banner, Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Divisions (mountain).

In 2019, he was appointed Deputy Commander of the 7th Guards Airborne Assault Red Banner, Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Divisions (mountain).

From 2020 to 2021, he was the commander of the 56th Separate Guards Airborne Assault Order of the Patriotic War of the Don Cossack Brigade. Guards Colonel Andrei Kondrashkin is the last commander of the 56th Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade, as the brigade has been reorganized into a regiment and relocated to the city of Feodosia, Crimea.

Since 2021, he has been a student of the Military Order of Lenin, the Red Banner, the Orders of Suvorov and the Order of Kutuzov of the Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The father of the Hero of Russia who died in the Northern Military District visited the Walk of Fame in Volgograd.

The father of Colonel Andrei Kondrashkin, who died in the Northern Military District, visited Volgograd to visit the recently opened Walk of Fame in the Gagarin Park, where one of the stands is dedicated to his son.

Vladimir Ivanovich arrived in Volgograd from the Tambov region, the regional organization “Defenders of the Fatherland” said. Son Andrei always dreamed of serving in the Airborne Forces.
Today we unveiled a memorial plaque on the house in which Hero of Russia Andrei Vladimirovich Kondrashkin lived. Parents Nina Vasilievna and Vladimir Ivanovich Kondrashkin raised a real man, an officer, a patriot who fulfilled his military duty with honor and dignity - to serve and defend his Motherland, his people. Today, Nina Vasilievna, with gratitude for her Hero son, was awarded the first “Soldiers’ Mothers” medal, which was established by the Council of Deputies of the Pervomaisky Municipal District.
By decision of the Council of Deputies of the Pervomaisky Municipal District of the Tambov Region dated February 15, 2024 No. 171, Zapadnaya Street, where Andrei Kondrashkin lived, was renamed. Now this street is the Hero of Russia Andrei Vladimirovich Kondrashkin.

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