Danil "Shayba" Maznik

Who is Danil “Shayba” Maznik and how he died

Danil Maznik is a fighter of the Russian Volunteer Corps military formation, which fights on the side of the Ukrainian army against the Russian invaders.

He has a Vkontakte page.


Danil Maznik was born on May 27, 1994 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Then he lived in the village of Zimovniki, Rostov region, Russia.

He went to serve under a contract in the armed forces of Russia, was assigned to the rifle company of the guard of honor in Rostov-on-Don.

After leaving the army, he got a job in Moscow to work for the Smart-Tech company.

In the fall of 2022, he became a fighter of the Russian Volunteer Corps military formation.

Callsign – Shayba.

During a raid from Ukraine to the Belgorod region in May 2023, he stole an BTR-82A.

At the beginning of June 2023, in the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka, Shebekinsky district, Belgorod region, Russia, he captured a Russian military officer, a senior lieutenant.

Danil "Shayba" Maznik
Danil “Shayba” Maznik. Photo Source: t.me/russvolcorps

How Danil Maznik died

On June 9, 2023, the Russian Volunteer Corps reported that Danil “Shayba” Maznik had died.

It is noted that this happened on June 3, 2023 during the fighting in the Belgorod region.

“Assembled from the concentrate of the past. The soul, that same individuality, which is the seasonal coat for the immortal faceless spirit. Somewhere now you are still watching us nearby, ”Ilya Bogdanov, fellow soldier of Danila Maznik, wrote on Facebook.

“You froze, now you have completeness, which only distinguishes the living from the dead. You won’t change, on June 3 you got off the train, and it rushes on without you, ”added Bogdanov.

“It is empty and painful not to find you with a glance, not to hear your voice, not to go into battle together. Tears, tears, tears. There is no anger or desire for revenge, there is only a screaming question “why? Why so early? How to go on your way in the war without you brother? Danil Maznik “Puck” is forever in the ranks,” he said.

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