Died the head of the GRU Igor Korobov

At the age of 62 years died the chief of the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian General staff Igor Korobov. The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation confirmed his death, said that he was very ill for several years.

Скончался глава ГРУ Игорь КоробовThe defense Ministry said that the death occurred on Wednesday, November 21. “The leadership of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation deeply regrets to announce that on 63-m to year of life after heavy and long illness has died the head of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – Deputy chief of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Colonel-General-Boxes Igor V.,” govoritsa in a statement on Thursday, November 22, soobwenie Department.

The Ministry said about the merits Korobov: it was marked by state awards, including the title of hero of Russia. He was born in Vyazma in 1956. In 1977 he graduated from the flight Department of the Stavropol higher military aviation school of pilots and navigators air defense named after Marshal of aviation Sudets. Served in Arkhangelsk. In 1980, served in the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff. In 1985 he graduated from the diplomatic Academy of the Soviet Army.

GRU headed in January 2016 after the death of his predecessor Igor Sergun.

The defense Ministry expressed condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

Date of funeral is not yet defined.

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