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"Soviet, very old. Wait... I'm Russian so I supposed to know something about it?"
— Tachanka

Alexsandr Senaviev (Russian: Александр Сенавьев), codenamed Tachanka (Russian: Тачанка), is a REACT Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction. He is unlocked at Development Milestone 10.


Main article: Tachanka

In February 2018, a mysterious alien Parasite dubbed the "Chimera virus" was unleashed on the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Over the next ten days, the parasite infected the majority of the town's population though government officials were able to successfully contain it for the time being. Those infected by the parasite began to be known as "Roaches". At the request of Eliza "Ash" Cohen, Aurelia "Six" Arnot sent Tachanka, Jordan "Thermite" Trace, and Gustave "Doc" Kateb to meet Ash at a command center outside of the city and initiate Operation Chimera.

Tachanka later arrived at the site with Thermite and the pair entered Ash's tent. Ash was on a video call with Doc who used an infected severed arm to show how the parasite mutated to "create monsters". Trace asked Ash if it was contained and was told that while it was for the time being, the parasite was adapting faster than they could track. Ash then stated that if the parasite broke containment and crossed the border into Mexico, the world would be in for a "long, bad night". Thermite suggested that they nuke the town but Tachanka scoffed at this suggestion. Ash told Thermite that while it was on the table, they were there to make sure that they keep that as a last resort and that operators were already in the field.

Tachanka participated in several missions within the town such as the destruction of nests at the town's Sierra Paradose resort and the rescue of Ellen Mackintosh and her research from the town's hospital. Some time later, Tachanka was called into Ash's tent and started shopping for weapons on his phone while he waited for her briefing. Ash told him of how the parasite was found by Boyd Brooks in a capsule that had crashed outside of the town and was brought back to his junkyard in hopes of selling it online. Tachanka looked at Brook's online listing and pointed out that the capsule looked to be Soviet. He then realized that he had been bought there due to his Russian nationality. Ash pointed out that she thought that he would appreciate the heads up and that it would be up to Six to deal with the politics. She then told Tachanka that it was their job to secure the capsule. Through their efforts, they were able to secure the capsule which allowed Marius "Jäger" Streicher to extract it back to base with an Osprey. Despite their efforts, the town was eventually destroyed and the Parasite was able to break containment.

Over the next few years, the Parasite had evolved and remerged in other areas across the United States. New containment zones were subsequently established around afflicted areas. REACT was formed as a military branch of Rainbow, specializing in containing and studying the Parasite. Tensions rose between Russia and the United States as Russia grew reluncant to provide assistance, fearing the Chimera Parasite would infect their personnel and make its way to it shores. Despite this, Tachanka was very vocal about joining REACT and was eventually given authorization.

Psychological Profile[]

This page features a Codex Entry.

Assessing influence on team dynamics: Despite Senaviev's boisterous attitude in the face of danger, he is recognized as a calming influence during operations. Possibly an effect of his confidence. He will be an asset to have in high-stress incursions against the Chimera. (INSERT: J. Trace - Couldn't agree more. The Lord's a beast.) (Context Query: "beast" ... UNDEFINED)

Speculating on Senaviev's motivations: He is driven to do what's right using the means at his disposal. (QUERY: altruistic)

Senaviev's resistance to upgrade some of his archaic weaponry defies explanation. (INSERT: A. Senaviev- Bah! This machine knows nothing.)


Gameplay Description[]

Mounted LMG
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RP-46 Degtyaryov
Machine Gun

A Heavy Armored Operator, Tachanka comes equipped with the deployable mounted RP-46 Degtyaryov machine gun that can be used by him and his squadmates. With a frontal shield to protect incoming fire at the user's head, it can be used to anchor a position and block off corridors or doorways with sustained fire.

At Operator level 1, the RP-46 has a fire rate of 550 RPM, holds 60+1 rounds, and deals 66 damage per shot. At Operator level 2, the LMG's ammo capacity is increased to 400 rounds. At Operator level 7, the weapon's deployment speed, aiming speed, and reloading speed are increased. Recoil is also reduced by 60% and damage and impact power is increased. Finally at Operator level 10, two LMG turrets may be placed and the ammunition capacity is increased to 600 rounds.

  • The Mounted LMG gives a potent level of protection. When deployed, it will cover its area of sight with surprising efficiency.
  • The LMG has a rate of fire of 550 RPM, fully-automatic.
  • The LMG initially holds 60+1 rounds, has 179 rounds in reserve, and deals a maximum of 66 damage per body shot.
  • The LMG has above average environmental destruction capabilities, being able to penetrate through two surfaces with one shot and destroy portions of walls more than other guns.
  • Once deployed, the LMG can be used by anyone.
  • When unmanned, the LMG can be destroyed by projectiles.
  • On the LMG is a frontal shield that protects the user of the Mounted LMG from gunfire that is aimed at their shoulders or above. The shield can take 500 damage before being destroyed.
  • The turret is capable of 360 degrees of rotation
  • Aiming down sights on the LMG shows a tighter firing reticle. The user's view is not occluded, but the turning of the gun is slowed.


Level Image Name Description Cosmetic
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Mounted LMG Deploys a mounted LMG for anyone to use. N/A
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LMG Ammo Turret ammunition capacity increased to 400 rounds. HZ-Tarp Headgear
3 Arsenal Update Gains access to the 9x19VSN sub machine gun. N/A
Speed III Movement speed increased by 25%. N/A
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Enhanced Reflexes Reload speed, aiming speed and weapon swapping speed increased by 35%. HZ-Tarp Uniform
6 Arsenal Update Gains access to the PMM handgun. N/A
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LMG Handling Deployment speed, aiming speed and reloading speed increased. Recoil reduced by 60%. Increased damage and impact power. Status Symbol Uniform
Armor V Incoming damage reduced by 40%. N/A
9 Arsenal Update Gains access to the AK-12 assault rifle. N/A
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LMG Capacity Turret count increased to 2. Turret ammunition capacity increased to 600 rounds. Status Symbol Headgear


Tachanka's Quotes
LMG! Mounted, and loaded!