Krasnaya zvezda wrote last week about Tuva and its connections to Russia’s military.
The paper indicated that the “organizational nucleus” of a new Tuva-based motorized rifle brigade (mountain) under Colonel Andrey Shelukhin is now working in the republic which borders Mongolia. Shelukhin and his staff came from the 201st Military Base in Tajikistan.
It notes that the brigade’s infrastructure is under construction, and recruiting has begun.
A year ago, Shelukhin was a lieutenant colonel, and chief of staff of the 201st, according to KZ.
Before that, he was a battalion commander in the former Siberian MD.