Arkady Marzoev: biography
Arkady Marzoev was born on May 22, 1969 in Ashkhabad. In 1988 he entered Novosibirsk Higher Military School, in 1992 he was assigned to the GRU special forces in the Transcaucasus. But he did get combat experience in the Special Forces of the Airborne Forces.
Marzoyev participated in two Chechen campaigns. For his “heroism” against the civilian population of the Caucasus, he was awarded the medal “For Valor. In 2002, his brother, Stanislav Marzoev, deputy commander of the 58th Army, died in Chechnya. After that, Arkady Marzoyev commanded a motorized rifle regiment. In August 2008, his unit took part in the invasion of Georgia.
His “merits” were not forgotten by the Kremlin, so in 2014 Marzoev became commander of the 138th Motorized Rifle Brigade. It took part in the Russian-Ukrainian war in the Donbass – it ensured the operation of air defense facilities. After his “successful business trip,” Marzoyev was sent back to the North Caucasus, where he rose to the position of deputy commander of the 49th Army.
In 2021 Arkady Marzoyev led the 22nd Army Corps in Crimea. This is the main combat unit of the russian army on the occupied peninsula.
Terrorist Activities of Arkady Marzoyev
Arkady Marzoyev was directly involved in planning and organizing the Russian military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Units under his command were involved in war crimes. Including against the civilian population in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
The 22nd Army Corps has taken an active part in combat operations since the first days of the war. Under the leadership of General Marzoyev this unit in the first days of the war marched more than 100 km and seized the locks of the North Crimean Canal. But the 22nd Corps is more famous for the fact that in April 2022 its warehouses were destroyed in Chernobaevka. And its personnel suffered significant losses in the southern sector of the front in the spring of that year.
Russian forces repeatedly shelled the densely populated city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine with cluster munitions during separate attacks on March 7, 11 and 13, 2022. On March 13, nine civilians who had been standing in line for an ATM were killed in the shelling. Members of the 22nd Corps were directly involved in these and other crimes against civilians.
During the occupation of Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions, Russian troops tortured, illegally detained and forcibly abducted civilians in the occupied territories, as well as tortured prisoners of war held there. The terrorists then forcibly transported the detained civilians to occupied Crimea, where they were engaged in “corrective work.
Various sources reported multiple facts of looting by General Marzoyev’s subordinates. The soldiers of the 22nd Corps had never been able to become famous for anything else during the war except robbery and violence.