Andrei Kyznetsov was born in Moscow. He was born on January 23rd 1987. Andrei grew up in a badly beaten Russia, one that had just been released from the control of the Iron Fist of Communism and was working to rebuild itself in a new image. Growing up in the battered streets of Moscow Andrei was taught to hate Communism by his father, who had been a Democratic Activist during the communist Regime, Andrei was taught that all problems happening in Russia at that point had been caused by the Communists leading all the way back to the revolutions in 1917. When in School in Moscow Andrei saw what the current Russian military was doing to stabilize the country and thought of them as the heroes of the new Russian Federation, He later found an even bigger in Vladimir Putin who Promised to Restore the country to glory after the Failures of the Communist Regime and so as a culmination of all of these thoughts Andrei made it his goal to eventually join the Russian Military. Finally when Andrei was 18 he joined up with the Russian military to do his service and fought in the Second Chechen war and proved his abilities as a formidable and able soldier. After finishing 2 years of military service Andrei decided to enlist in the Airborne Troops where he proved again that he the ability to whatever it would take to win and so he applied for the Vozdushno-desantnye voyska. As many know airborne troops are among the best-trained soldiers in the Russian armed forces.The training that they receive is physically rigorous and mentally demanding. It is conducted under conditions simulating actual combat, including extensive NBC training. Airborne training integrates special airborne techniques with basic motorized rifle tactics. During the six months of specialized training for the VDV, Andrei met with the rest of the company that he would serve with again in Chechnya and new battlefields such as Ukraine, and now South Zagoria. After finishing the specialized training to become a certified Airborne Trooper Andrei was awarded with the rank of Starshiná. Under the command of Major Vyacheslav Mikhailov, they served in the line of combat in Chechnya, Ukraine, and now South Zagoria. July 17th, Major Mikhailov briefed us all for our next mission in South Zagoria. Andrei had never quite experienced a mission like this one. It was going to be a new challenge for all the men in the 104th.