Andrei Sergeivich Kalinin

Sagara039s commanding officer and one of Tessa039s military strategists with the rank of Lieutenant Commander fulfilling the role of Operations Director. He is also the foster father of Sagara. He and Sousuke were once enemies as mentioned in a two part episode by Sagara himself. The foster father status may be on the school039s official papers only but Kalinin is certainly a very fatherly figure to Sagara. Kalinin was formerly of the Soviet special forces Spetsnaz and was the leader of the team that found a crashed Japanese airliner. There was only one survivor: a three yearold child by the name of Sagara Sousuke. His wife is deceased and the whereabouts and status of the rest of his family is unknown. There is speculation that Kalinin has betrayed Mithril to Amalgam due to his meeting with Leonard Testarossa at the end of the book 039Dancing Very Merry Christmas039 and also due to his mysterious disappearance and attitude during the raid by Amalgam on Merida Island. Kalinin later appears in 039Tsudoku to Make My Day039 at Leonard039s villa apparently as one of Leonard039s subordinates although his subsequent actions in the book suggest the possibility that he may be working for the antiLeonard faction of Amalgam or as a Mithril deep cover agent. Andrei mentioned that he had difficulty maintaining family ties mostly with his wife due to his time spent with the Spetsnaz. He seems to be of a family man sort and loves his wife so much that he made the Borscht that Sousuke avoids at all costs that his wife made him as he returns from missions. He operates under the codename Perth 1. Source: Wikipedia