Died first the Russian air force commander Pyotr Deinekin
MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The first commander-in-chief Military-Air forces of Russia Pyotr Deinekin, who held the post from 1992 to 1998, died on Saturday at his home, told RIA Novosti his son Mikhail Deinekin.
Earlier in mass media appeared information about the death of the General.
The interviewee found it difficult to answer the question when and where will the funeral of the former commander of the air force.
Pyotr Deinekin was born in 1937 near Rostov. Enlisted in the air force in 1955. From 31 August 1991 became commander of the air force — Deputy Minister of defense of the USSR. February 1992 — chief of the air force joint armed forces of the CIS, and in September of the same year, the Russian air force. Later he headed the office of the President concerning the Cossacks.
Honored military pilot of the USSR, Hero of Russia, doctor of military Sciences, Professor.
The RAID of General amounted to more than five thousand hours. Former air force commander and the commander of Distant aircraft has mastered more than a dozen aircraft. August 12 at the aviation festival “fast and furious” in Moscow Park Patriot, 79-year-old Deinekin has performed aerobatics on a military transport plane Douglas DC-3, the legend of World war II.