Igor Coreboot: press service and information Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation / TASS
The head of the Main Directorate of the General staff (better known under the name GRU) of the armed forces of Russia the General-Colonel Igor Korobov, who died November 21, was awarded the highest state award for achievements in the Syrian campaign. On Friday, November 23, writes “Kommersant” with reference to military sources.
According to the newspaper, “the Gold Star” Hero of Russia Korobov Russian citizen in late 2017 was presented personally by President Vladimir Putin.
As told by the interlocutors of “Kommersant”, for almost three years, during which the General was at the head of the GRU, Department employees have collected an array of information about the creation of new types of weapons of potential adversaries, which later was used to create the latest Russian weapons, as well as when modifying an existing one. In addition, among the successes of the Ministry under the leadership Korobov noted the tracking of the situation around North Korea in a moment of acute crisis in the region.
According to sources, after the death Korobov main candidate for the post of head of intelligence is a Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov, occupying the post of first Deputy chief of GRU. In particular, the article States that he accompanied Putin at a ceremony on 2 November devoted to the 100 anniversary of the military intelligence, where he Boxes could not come due during his illness of complications.
In addition, according to the publication, Kostyukov participated in the management of the operation in Syria, for which he also received the title of Hero of Russia. It is noted that in the case of approval of his candidacy it will be the first in post-Soviet history by the representative of the Russian Navy, headed by GRU.
On the death of Korobov became known on 22 November. It was reported that he died on 63 th year of life after serious illness.
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