Shuhrat Kessikbayev is a character in the Lilydale series.
Shuhrat grew up in a military family in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. After his family emigrated to Russia shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union, he followed his fathers footsteps and enrolled in the military where his facility in technology landed him a spot in the coveted weapon testing brigade at Alabino firing range near Moscow.
He is an expert tinkerer and master craftsman, more at ease with the workings of machines than those of people. His gruff demeanour and curt speech should not be mistaken for misanthropy. He possesses a strong moral conviction.