Source: died, the chief of the GRU Igor Korobov
MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. The chief (intelligence) Directorate of the General staff of the RF armed forces, Colonel-General Igor Korobov died at the age of 62 years, as reported by TASS source in the defense Ministry.
“The head of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the RF armed forces — Deputy chief of the General staff Colonel-General Igor Korobov died on 21 November from a serious illness,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Igor V. Korobov was born on 3 January 1956. In the Armed Forces of Russia, he came to serve in 1973. Korobov graduated from Stavropol higher military aviation school of pilots and navigators PVO, the Military Academy of the Soviet Army and the Military Academy of the General staff of the armed forces.
In military intelligence he worked since 1985 and served in various positions in the Directorate, knew several foreign languages.
Over the years Korobov was awarded many orders and medals.
By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation in January 2016, he was appointed chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation — Deputy chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces.