Shoigu expressed his condolences in connection with death of head of the GRU
MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/ Igor Korobov died on 63 th year of life after heavy and long illness.
The Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased on Tuesday the chief of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of armed forces Colonel-General Igor Korobov, told reporters on Thursday the Russian defense Ministry.
“Defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu on behalf of the leadership of the military Department expressed condolences to the family of Colonel-General Igor Korobov V.”, — said the defense Ministry.
The chief of the GRU, died 21 November 2018 on 63-m to year of life after heavy and long illness.
Korobov was born on 3 August 1956 in the city of Vyazma in Smolensk region. He served in the armed forces since 1973. After graduating with honors from the flying branch of the Stavropol higher military aviation school of pilots and navigators of air defense named after Marshal of aviation V. A. Sudets served in fighter aviation regiment.
After graduating in 1985 from the Military Academy of the Soviet Army in the organizational structures of the GRU. After graduating from the Military Academy of the General staff, continued service in the Central organ of the Russian military intelligence in leadership positions. In January 2016, a presidential decree appointed head of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the RF armed forces — Deputy chief of the General staff of the armed forces.