Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov has replaced on this post of Igor Korobov, who died November 21, 2018 “after severe and prolonged illness”.
On the appointment announced by Russian Agency TASS citing a source in the defense Ministry: the head of the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General staff of the armed forces for the first time in modern history assigned to the sailor, Vice — Admiral Igor Kostyukov.
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According to open sources, Kostyukov was born on 21 February 1961. After the Military-diplomatic Academy, served in the Main intelligence Directorate. Participated in the war in Syria. “For courage and heroism” he was even awarded the title of hero of Russia.
At the end of December 2016, his name was included in the anti-Russian sanctions list of the USA in connection with actions to undermine democracy in the United States in September 2018 in the sanctions list for interfering in American elections.
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