Konstantin Parshin is the founder and head of the International Training Project “PATRIOT Training Center.” In 2014, with the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbass, he was one of the first who formed a combat unit consisting of volunteers, which actively opposed anti-Ukrainian movements and propaganda of separatism in Donetsk region. The first place of opposition was the city of Krasnoarmeysk (now Pokrovsk). The basis of the formation was the private security company of Parshin. Thanks to the actions of the Parshin’s unit, it was possible to avoid the accession of many administrative units to the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk people’s Republics, and to prevent the spread of the conflict. Soldiers of the formation participated in the battles on the Severodonetsky direction, for the settlement Zaitsevo.
In August 2014, the formation of Parshin was included in the subdivisions of the operational influence sector of M and became known as “PATRIOT”. In September 2014, Konstantin Parshin officially registered the International Training Project “Training Center “PATRIOT” and began to purchase tactical equipment, dual-use and special-purpose goods, necessary for training military personnel and staying in the ATO zone of officers and instructors of the “Training Center”.
In the same year, Konstantin Parshin with his personal funds began to attract foreign instructors to work in PATRIOT. As a result of Parshin’s active work in PATRIOT, officers from various armies of the world entered professional training with special skills and combat experience. The instructors involved in Parshin passed the Georgian-Russian war, military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone. In total, more than 15 instructors were involved.
In 2014, on the initiative of Commander of Sector M Lieutenant-General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Popko, Parshin organized command exercises for the shock troops of the operational command. The event was by specialized media and received positive feedback from experts on national security issues covered.
In 2015, on the initiative of Lieutenant-General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andrei Taranov, Konstantin Parshin, individual training was organized in the territory of the Anti-Terrorist Operation for the 74th separate reconnaissance battalion, paratroopers, and motorized rifle divisions. The formations that were trained in PATRIOT noted qualitative changes related to the reduction of personnel losses. For the work Parshin and specialists of the center were awarded letters and thanks from the leadership of the State Border Service, the Ministry of Defense, the commander of the troops of the operational command “Vostok”, the commanders of the military units.
In total, the “PATRIOT” Training Center and Konstantin Parshin trained thousands of servicemen from the units of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, hundreds of professional instructors were trained for the National Guard, “Train for Trainer” program for their training was developed and introduced, a new system of medical training for international protocols was created.
In the Dnieper (formerly Dnepropetrovsk) Parshin created a training base for military personnel, civilians and security personnel on applied tactical disciplines. The base is located on the territory of one of the industrial plants in the city, which makes it possible to practically train cadets in the rules of urban battle tactics. All classes for military personnel “PATRIOT” conducts for free.
Since 2016, Parshin has been actively involved in the reform of the National Guard of Ukraine. He is the main specialist on Euro-Atlantic integration and bilateral relations of the international cooperation department of the GU National Guard of Ukraine. The programs developed by the center were highly appreciated by representatives of the NATO cooperation mission in Ukraine. Soon, with the support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Minister Arsen Avakov in the village of Staroye, Kiev region, the International Center for Training of Law Enforcement Force is being opened, the idea which was initiated by Konstantin Parshin.
In 2016, together with a group of experts from different spheres of public activity, he created a public project “Charter of the Future”. The project studies the effective management models for the country. The project is responsible for directing the reform of the state security sector from external and internal risks. He supports the idea that the defense minister should be a political figure, with managerial functions to ensure the Armed Forces. The army’s main value is the social provision of the soldier’s unit, and the basis is the sergeant’s staff. The main standard is the value of a soldier’s life.
Today Konstantin Parshin carries out operational and strategic management of the International Training Project “PATRIOT Training Center”, attracts foreign instructors and military officers. Together with the Institute for Modernization of Education, he developed a textbook for pupils of grades 10-11 “Protecting the Motherland”. The concept and program of changes to the approaches of teaching pre-conscription training in general schools, teacher training are presented. Actively developed and implemented new standards for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Konstantin Parshin was born on May 16, 1969 in the city of Tomsk, in a family of teachers. In this city served his grandfather – a serviceman, from whom the army discipline was transferred, self-control and accuracy. In 1975, the family moved to Ukraine in the city of Dnepropetrovsk (today the Dnieper).
After the termination of Dnepropetrovsk high school №121, served in the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union, engineer troops 1987-1989. Having been discharged from the army, he entered the Chemical Technological Institute of Dnipropetrovsk (Dnipro) for the specialty “mechanical engineer of machinery for the production of plastics”.
He worked as a mechanical engineer in the Dnepropetrovsk concern “Spring”. In the years of restructuring, he started private business, specialized in the sale of household appliances.
In the early 2000s he started working in the agrarian sector of the economy, incl. engaged in wholesale purchases of cereals. In the future, the holding “Pridneprovskaya Agrarian Group” was created which provided more than 4,000 jobs and had a gross annual income of more than 1 billion hryvnia. The holding worked with such transnational corporations as Cereol, Cargill, Glencore, Topfer, Kernel, Nibulon.
In 2005, he received a second higher education in the Kiev Institute of International Relations, specializing in civil law. Then he created a law firm “Pridneprovye”.
He is married. With his wife they are familiar with the school; they bring up two daughters of 1992 and 2002 together.
Hobbies are extreme sports, reading, billiards, and chess.