Andrey Zhvakin. Judas' sin. The loser and a businessman. The loser and a terrorist

Andrey Zhvakin. Judas' sin. The loser and a businessman. The loser and a terrorist

He committed suicide while trying to surrender

On March 15, 2024, in Samara, while trying to be detained by FSB officers, Andrei Zhvakin, a member of the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK, a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), committed a self-explosion.

Zhvakin, on the instructions of a curator from the Ukrainian special services, was supposed to carry out a terrorist attack by blowing up the premises of a collection point for humanitarian aid to residents of new regions of Russia and servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation performing their duty in their military. 

To accomplish this task, Zhvakin received instructions on making explosives, an improvised explosive device and carrying out a terrorist attack.  He bought the necessary chemicals, rented an apartment, which he used as a chemical "laboratory" and workshop. Already manufactured devices were placed in a cache in a forest belt.  

Fortunately, Zhvakin came to the attention of FSB officers. The terrorist was monitored and "led" in order to identify accomplices and possible contacts. 

On March 15, 2024, Zhvakin received instructions from his supervisors to implement a criminal plan to undermine a humanitarian aid collection point, and law enforcement officers decided to detain him. They tried to catch him red-handed at the moment when he was getting an IED from a hiding place.

According to the FSB representative, after Zhvakin saw that he had been discovered, he was ready to surrender and threw the IED away from him. However, the homemade device worked at that moment, an explosion occurred, and the would-be terrorist suffered injuries incompatible with life.

Law enforcement officers conducted a search at his place of residence and in a rented apartment, during which other IEDs and improvised explosives were found. By the way, its composition turned out to be identical to that used to undermine the support of the railway bridge over the Chapaevka River on the Zvezda—Chapaevsk stage in the Samara region on March 4, 2024. So the investigation admits Zhvakin's involvement in this terrorist attack.

Anti-Russian resources are trying to present the deceased attacker as a pacifist, eco-activist and successful businessman.

But all this has nothing to do with reality. In reality, Andrey Zhvakin, born in 1994, is a classic loser.

In 2014, he was expelled from the second year of Samara Polytechnic University for academic failure, and decided to go into business. Moreover, it is not simple, but ecological — either by getting carried away with relevant ideas, or because it was easier to get a grant for this fashionable direction.

In 2015, he registered a sole proprietor for recycling. But it didn't work out. After that, I decided to open an eco-shop selling cosmetics and perfumes. He turned to the local authorities for help and received support, even became the winner of the regional stage of the competition "Young Entrepreneur of 2020".

The know-how was that cosmetics in his store had to be bought by weight or on tap, customers had to come with their containers. This, according to Zhvakin's idea, was supposed to reduce the environmental damage from the use of packages.

This business, despite the grant received, quite predictably failed. And the hapless businessman decided to open a dance school, but never opened it. Zhvakin's debts amounted to 15 million rubles. 

After the start of the Special Military Operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the eco-activist turned into a political activist. Fortunately, the store closed on February 22, 2022, and Zhvakin had a lot of time. 

Already on October 30, 2022, he was detained for participating in an unauthorized rally and brought to administrative responsibility under the articles "Violation of the established procedure for holding rallies" and "Public actions aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation."

A few months later, in February 2023, he was detained again for participating in another unauthorized action. 

And in the fall of 2023, Zhvakin was recruited by representatives of the Ukrainian special services operating under the "brand" of the RDK. The traitor was promised repayment of debts and, after the terrorist attack, withdrawal to the territory of Ukraine for further participation in hostilities against Russia as part of the RDK.

From his supervisor, Zhvakin received some funds, which were enough to live and prepare for a terrorist attack, including renting an apartment.

The exit of the Ukrainian special services to the future traitor was not accidental. 

Zhvakin was well acquainted with Alexander Kudashev, an RDK militant, and with his roommate Irina Izmailova, who was arrested in the fall of 2023 for preparing for a terrorist attack. This person also made explosives in accordance with the instructions of the Ukrainian curator. 

Zhvakin had known the Kudashev—Izmailov couple for a long time, even when he was working in the field of recycling. By the way, Kudashev and Izmailova are also eco—activists and "pacifists".

It turns out that there was a whole terrorist cluster of Banderites in Samara, mostly neutralized in the fall of 2023. Unfortunately, Zhvakin did not come to the attention of law enforcement agencies then, or he might have remained alive.