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The last Minister of Defense of the USSR died

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The last Minister of Defense of the USSR died

The last Minister of Defense of the USSR Marshal aviation Evgeny Shaposhnikov died at the age of 79 in Moscow.

According to Nikolai Deryabin, head of the staff of the Club of Military Leaders of the Russian Federation, the funeral of the ex-Minister of Defense will be held at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery in Mytishchi, where retired and active high-ranking officers of the Armed Forces of Russia, the USSR and citizens who have especially important state services to the country are buried.

Evgeny Ivanovich Shaposhnikov was born in 1942. In 1963 he graduated from the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, in 1969 - from the Air Force Academy. Yu.A. Gagarin, in 1984 - the Military Academy of the General Staff. He served in various positions in the Carpathian Military District, then was transferred to the Odessa Military District, where he rose to the rank of Air Force Commander of the District.


Since 1987, he served as deputy head of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, commanded the 16th Air Force, and headed the Air Force. He was appointed to the post of Minister of Defense of the USSR on August 23, 1991 and remained in office until December 26, 1991. On August 26, 1991 he was awarded the rank of Air Marshal.

After the collapse of the USSR, he was the commander of the CIS Armed Forces until September 24, 1993.

On November 25, 2020, Shaposhnikov was hospitalized in one of the capital's hospitals with coronavirus and pneumonia, was connected to a ventilator. On December 5, the state of the last ex-Minister of Defense of the USSR deteriorated sharply and on December 8, he died.
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    1. sabakina
      sabakina 8 December 2020 21: 08
      -18%
      68 years old. What?
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 8 December 2020 21: 13
        -4
        Putin signed a law to freeze our funded pension until the end of 2023, so forget about your funded part of your pension.
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 8 December 2020 21: 19
          -25%
          Quote: sabakina
          Putin signed a law to freeze our funded pension until the end of 2023, so forget about your funded part of your pension.

          Well done. You have a cucumber. Have a better bite. Have passed. Everyone has long understood who is who. And for that funded "pension" crying
        2. Machito
          Machito 8 December 2020 22: 47
          -10%
          Quote: sabakina
          Putin signed a law to freeze our funded pension until the end of 2023, so forget about your funded part of your pension.

          Bury your money in the Field of Miracles, in the Land of Fools. (C) Buratino
        3. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan 8 December 2020 23: 41
          -8
          You are not Putin, but Poroshenko signed the law that 35 years of experience will be required to receive a pension in Ukraine.

          Now tell me and your fellow countrymen at the same time how can they work illegally in Europe to earn 35 years of official experience in Ukraine?

          In fact, many citizens of Ukraine will not receive a pension at all.
        4. evgen1221
          evgen1221 9 December 2020 07: 32
          -1
          Many have already forgotten about a normal pension. As they say, if you want to live normally in Russia, work as far as possible from it.
      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 8 December 2020 21: 20
        -16%
        And nothing. What's next?
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      5. Stas Sv
        Stas Sv 8 December 2020 21: 25
        +30
        Include at least a calculator if you can't count in your head. 2020-1942 = 78
        And then, I saw him live in HVVAUL, a very literate guy - unfortunately he was. Bright memory!...
      6. iouris
        iouris 8 December 2020 22: 30
        +5
        And the calculator turns out to be 78.
      7. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 8 December 2020 22: 40
        +5
        Quote: sabakina
        68 years old. What?

        Evgeny Shaposhnikov died at the age of 79 in Moscow.
      8. Fitter65
        Fitter65 9 December 2020 00: 13
        +6
        Quote: sabakina
        68 years old. What?

        How that, judging by this figure, you were not very good at mathematics at school - he was 78 years old ...
      9. tolmachiev51
        tolmachiev51 9 December 2020 04: 18
        -1
        The calculator is probably from the PRC or the brains on one side. Learn arichmetic!
      10. Titsen
        Titsen 9 December 2020 07: 07
        0
        78 years old! The error came out!
  2. Ulysses
    Ulysses 8 December 2020 21: 19
    +4
    Minister of Defense of the last three months Gorbachev.
    What to remember then ?? sad
    Personality checkpoint, nothing positive is noted.
    1. iouris
      iouris 8 December 2020 22: 32
      +4
      Marshals are not allowed to pass personalities. Only for specific services to specific structures. How could it become MO?
      Don't think I'm angry or jealous.
      1. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 8 December 2020 22: 51
        +4
        They give, unfortunately ...
        Also without dependence, nothing more than a statement
        1. iouris
          iouris 9 December 2020 11: 35
          +1
          After the muddy history with the State Emergency Committee, the USSR existed only on paper. Shaposhnikov - Marshal of the "anti-USSR", position - authorized for the disposal of the USSR Armed Forces under external (you know who) supervision.
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 8 December 2020 21: 27
    -15%
    Quote: Ulysses
    Minister of Defense of the last three months Gorbachev.
    What to remember then ?? sad
    Personality checkpoint, nothing positive is noted.

    But the uncle on the background of the ceiling "amstrong" Smiles not needy. fellow
  4. faiver
    faiver 8 December 2020 21: 27
    +15
    The land he rest in peace ...
  5. pereselenec
    pereselenec 8 December 2020 21: 59
    -8
    The last Minister of Defense of the USSR died


    Why didn't he "defend" the USSR?
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 8 December 2020 22: 30
      -2
      Quote: pereselenec
      The last Minister of Defense of the USSR died


      Why didn't he "defend" the USSR?

      Because I ran to the other side at once! In fact, he took part in the collapse of the country.
  6. north 2
    north 2 8 December 2020 22: 36
    +11
    Of course, in the army orders are not discussed, but carried out. The commander-in-chief was Gorbachev, but the oath of a serviceman in the USSR Armed Forces was the same for both the Commander-in-Chief and the Minister of Defense. So if the minister did not defend the USSR Motherland when Gorbachev betrayed the Motherland, then this cannot be explained by the subordination and the execution of the orders of the traitorous commander in chief is
    a criminal violation of the military oath by a military marshal in the position of Minister of Defense. Such a person died, but his Commander-in-Chief is still alive and from time to time he lectures in Washington or London about how he betrayed the USSR, but swells from the foundation of his name. The name center in Yekaterinburg is welcoming and flourishing, and another commander-in-chief who has betrayed the military oath, however, he himself has already been called by the devils ...
    1. Avior
      Avior 9 December 2020 00: 05
      +5
      Don't you know that Shaposhnikov was Yeltsin's protege?
      From August 23 to December 26, 1991, he served as Minister of Defense of the USSR. Appointed by the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev at the suggestion of Boris Yeltsin. In this position, Yevgeny Shaposhnikov eliminated the control of the CPSU over the army, in particular, the institution of deputy commanders of units for political affairs. Also on September 5, 1991, he established a commission in the Ministry of Defense to verify the actions of the leadership of the Armed Forces on August 19-21, 1991 (chairman - State Defense Adviser of the RSFSR Konstantin Kobets). As a result of her activities, a number of senior officers who sympathized with the Emergency Committee were dismissed.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/tass.ru/info/10203275/amp
  7. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 8 December 2020 22: 37
    +2
    May the earth rest in peace ...
    He was a good man ...
    Amen...
    1. north 2
      north 2 8 December 2020 22: 57
      +4
      only Amen! Even Christians to those who violated the military oath to defend their homeland of the USSR,
      he cannot wish that after his death the earth would rest in peace ...
      1. Elturisto
        Elturisto 9 December 2020 10: 39
        -1
        Yes, this marshal is a rare bastard. I received everything from the country, but what I gave ... You involuntarily remember 37 years.
  8. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 8 December 2020 22: 57
    +5
    The Kingdom of heaven.
    But, as the commander of the air force of the same Odessa district and the Ministry of Defense, there is little positive in the memory, including his stupid directional orders "for how to fly correctly" to people who returned from Afgan and went there for a second round
  9. Vladimir Vladimirovich S
    Vladimir Vladimirovich S 8 December 2020 23: 01
    +5
    I'm sorry for any person ..
    The kingdom of heaven is to him ...
  10. Megatron
    Megatron 9 December 2020 00: 30
    +2
    Gorbachev's dog, not a marshal, it's time to clean up the owner, the current is afraid that he will ruin blood pressure ...
  11. paco.soto
    paco.soto 9 December 2020 01: 04
    -4
    Evgeny Ivanovich Shaposhnikov was born in 1942. In 1963 he graduated from the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School® ©

    My condolences are sincere.
    Thought about the end dates of HVVU in this post
  12. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 9 December 2020 04: 16
    -1
    About the dead, either good or nothing! -In troubled times he got MO. Rest in peace to him!
    1. Megatron
      Megatron 9 December 2020 17: 49
      0
      Either nothing, or TRUE ☝️
  13. Glory1974
    Glory1974 9 December 2020 08: 59
    +6
    During the leadership of Shaposhnikov, ambiguous orders were issued to keep weapons and military equipment in good order in Chechnya. A number of officers who did not obey these orders tried with all their might to take out at least the weapon, after Shaposhnikov left his posts, they were awarded.
    This fact alone speaks of his ambiguous activity.
  14. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 9 December 2020 10: 07
    -1
    On November 25, 2020, Shaposhnikov was hospitalized in one of the capital's hospitals with coronavirus and pneumonia

    It's a pity for the person, but what is extremely annoying is that now if someone dies in our country, and it doesn't matter for whatever reason, then in 99% of cases they write down the coronavirus !!! Directly other diseases disappeared overnight ?!
    Even here, the article could not do without it negative
  15. Galleon
    Galleon 9 December 2020 10: 47
    -3
    Quote: Avior
    Don't you know that Shaposhnikov was Yeltsin's protege?

    Let him be 78 years old. Let him go in peace.
  16. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 9 December 2020 17: 44
    0
    hooked up to a ventilator and died ... a familiar pattern already .. why don't they use the blood of those who have been ill, with ready-made immunoglobulins? from a young donor? simple effective way to treat viral diseases!
    1. Guazdilla
      Guazdilla 9 December 2020 23: 39
      +1
      One should eat rice, drink a lot of tea and eat spicy food. Now it mows down everyone who is addicted to the Western diet, that way 30 years ago.
  17. Guazdilla
    Guazdilla 9 December 2020 23: 26
    +1
    The last Minister of Defense of the USSR died

    But, he was not the last one who could have prevented the USSR from falling apart.