Sergei Surovikin was born on 11 October 1966 in Novosibirsk.
Sergei Surovikin Education
In 1987, he graduated from the Omsk Higher Combined-Arms Command School, later with honours from the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze and the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Federation’s Armed Forces.
Sergei Surovikin Job Positions
From June 2004, he commanded the 42nd Guards division, stationed in the territory of the Chechen Republic.
In November 2008, he was appointed the Chief of the Main Operational Administration of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces; from January 2010, he served as the Chief of Staff of the Volga-Urals Military District and later the Central Military District.
From April 2012, he served in the central bodies of the RF Ministry of Defence.
In October 2012, S. Surovikin was appointed the Chief of Staff / First Deputy Commander of the Eastern Military District.
General Surovikin appointed to command forces involved in special military operation
RUSSIA, October 8. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu appointed Army General Sergey Surovikin to command the joint group of forces involved in a special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashekov told reporters on Saturday.
“Army General Sergey Surovikin has been appointed to command the joint group of forces in the area of the special military operation in Ukraine based on the Russian defense minister’s decision,” he said.
Surovikin earlier served as Commander of Russia’s Eastern Military District and led Russian troops in Syria.