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Putin demanded Serdyukov to write a resignation report

Putin demanded Serdyukov to write a resignation report
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin demanded that Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov write a resignation report.

According to the newspaper “Argumenty Nedeli”, the scandal caused by the Anatoly Serdyukov’s visit to the Ryazan school was the cause of discontent of the prime minister.

Recall that there the head of the Ministry of Defense, according to media reports, publicly swearing at the head of the Center and demanded to demolish the temple built on the territory of the military unit.

According to the newspaper, Putin in a tough manner, on “you,” recommended Serdyukov to make peace with the paratroopers and write a letter of resignation from December 1. True, in connection with the "transition to another job."

The former chief of intelligence of the Airborne Forces, Colonel Pavel Popovskikh, told The Arguments of the Week that, despite all the agreements reached earlier and the premier’s demand, the Minister of Defense did not want to meet with the paratroopers.

According to a high-ranking military source, the current Chief of the General Staff, Colonel-General Nikolai Makarov, may be replaced by the Echo of Moscow radio station.

Makarov, Nikolai Egorovich

Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation
Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation since June 2008. Previously - chief of armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - deputy minister of defense of the Russian Federation (2007-2008), commander of the troops of the Siberian military district (2002-2007), chief of staff - first deputy commander of the troops of the Moscow military district (1999-2002), commander of land and coastal troops - Deputy Commander of the Baltic fleet on land and coastal troops (1998-1999). Army General, Candidate of Political Sciences.

Nikolai Egorovich Makarov was born on October 7 on 1949 in the village of Glebovo, Ryazan Region [23], [6].
After graduation, Makarov passed the examinations at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, however he changed his initial plans and, on the advice of one of his school friends, entered the Moscow Higher All-Arms Command School (Moscow VOKU) [21].
In 1971, [23] Makarov graduated from college with a gold medal [6], then commanded a motorized rifle platoon, and later - a company and battalion in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany [23], [21]
In 1979, [23] Makarov graduated with honors from [6] from the Frunze Higher Academy (while studying, he was a scholar of Kutuzov [21]). Makarov chose the Trans-Baikal Military District as a place of further service, where he served 13 for years (during this period, the officer received the rank of major, lieutenant colonel and colonel early) [21]. He held the posts of chief of staff - deputy regiment commander, regiment commander, chief of staff - deputy division commander. In 34, Makarov became the commander of the motorized rifle division [23]. Makarov was engaged in social activities - during his service in ZabVO he was elected a people's deputy of the city council of Ulan-Ude [6], [21].
In 1993, Makarov - already in the rank of Major General [21] - became a graduate of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (he also graduated from the Academy with a gold medal [6]). In the same year, he was appointed chief of staff of the united group of Russian troops in Tajikistan, and a few months later became chief of staff - first deputy commander of the 11 Guards combined army in the Kaliningrad region [23], [6].
In the mid-90s, Makarov served in the Volga Military District, held the post of chief of staff - first deputy commander of a separate army, in 1996 he became commander of the 2nd Guards tank army [23], [6], [22].
In January, 1998, Makarov was appointed commander of land and coastal troops — deputy commander of the Baltic Fleet for land and coastal forces [23], [21]. This group was called in the press the only such formation in the Armed Forces of Russia. At that time, Makarov was entrusted with the task of reorganizing the 11 Guards Separate Combined Arms Army that was included in the Baltic Fleet. "Red Star" wrote that Makarov presented his reorganization plan to the management, which he successfully coped with [21]. Kommersant noted that in the summer of 1999 of the year during the Zapad exercises, Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev, who was present at the maneuvers, said about Makarov: “This general has a great future” [23].
In September of the same 1999, Makarov (at that time, already Lieutenant General [21]) was appointed chief of staff - first deputy commander of the Moscow Military District [23]. 9 May 2001 as Acting Commander of the Moscow Military District, in accordance with the presidential decree "On the 56 anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War," Colonel General [20] "Makarov led the Victory Parade on Red Square [20], [6 ].
In December 2002, Makarov was appointed commander of the Siberian Military District [23], [15], [17], [18] (the district was formed by combining Trans-Baikal and Siberian military districts in December 1998 of the year [10]). Makarov took this post after he was publicly rejected by Colonel General Gennady Troshev, who at that time held the post of commander of the North Caucasian Military District [19], [11].
The press wrote that as the commander of the district Makarov actively collaborated with the military clergy [17], [16], and the district he headed became one of the first in which parent committees were established at military units [11]. During the draft campaigns in the Siberian Military District, Makarov personally supervised the work of the commissariats and even, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, started a website on which recruits and their parents could leave messages complaining about the dishonest work of officers of military enlistment offices [11]. In December, 2005, Makarov became the first commander of the district in the Russian army, answering questions in real time via the Internet [14].
In 2005, Makarov was given the rank of Army General [6]).
In April, 2007, Makarov was appointed head of armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov [23], [11], [12], appointed to the post of defense minister shortly before that, in February 2007, [13]. However, the press did not report on Makarov’s successes in the new position, moreover, as Kommersant noted, “there were no obvious results of Nikolai Makarov’s activity as chief of armaments” [7].
The media wrote about the disagreements almost immediately arising between the "civilian" (non-military) minister of defense and the head of the General Staff Yury Baluyevsky: according to some reports, they were caused by Baluevsky’s disagreement with the personnel policy of Serdyukov and the reform of the defense department, which provided for the transfer of several categories of military posts in civilian status, the privatization of military facilities and the reduction of the central apparatus of the Ministry [7]. As a result, in June 2008, Makarov took the position of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Defense Minister, and his predecessor Baluyevsky was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council [23], [9], [8]. Under the assumption of the same Kommersant, this means that in Makarov, Serdyukov saw a more convenient deputy who would not oppose his reforms [7].
In August, 2009, Makarov made a number of loud statements. So, on August 26, he told reporters that Russia had deployed a C-400 air defense system in the Far East to protect against unsuccessful launches of North Korean missiles [4]. However, the very next day, the Ministry of Defense clarified that the transfer of C-400 complexes to the Far East was still being prepared, and the press wrote that even the Far Eastern military [3] did not know about their transfer. In addition, 26 August Makarov announced that the contingent of Russian troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia will be reduced from 4800 to 1700 people [5].
In October 2009, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev extended Makarov's military service to 65 years. Kommersant, who reported this, citing its source in the Ministry of Defense, noted that Makarov's positions in the department are quite strong, since “it is he who is carrying out the military reform, and it is he who will be responsible for its results” [2]. In December 2009, Makarov announced the first results of the reform: the structure of the organization of the army was significantly changed (for example, operational-strategic commands were created on the basis of military districts, instead of aviation regiments and divisions, air bases appeared, a submarine command was created in the navy), and the army's officer corps was reduced from 355 thousand to 150 thousand positions [1].
Makarov - Candidate of Political Sciences (the topic of his dissertation is “Political extremism as a radical model of the political process and the organization of state opposition to extremism”) [6]. He was awarded the Order "For Military Merit", "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" III degree and medals [6].
Makarov "is known in the army as an experimenter who seeks to get away from patterns not only in combat training, but also in the structure of army life" [11]. There was a high level of his knowledge and organizational skills. According to colleagues, General Makarov "distinguishes a constructive approach to solving any issue and a great working capacity," and one of his official characteristics said: "treats military service with love" [21].
In his free time, Makarov, by his own admission, tries to attend museums, premieres of performances, exhibitions, concerts, reads a lot - "more on a special military theme", but loves historical fiction [14].
General Makarov is married [6].

Used materials

[1] The General Staff has built a new look. - Independent newspaper, 30.12.2009
[2] Ivan Konovalov. Chief of the General Staff extended service life. - Kommersant, 14.10.2009. - No. 191 (4246)
[3] Ivan Konovalov, Marina Ilyuschenko, Alexey Chernyshev. General Makarov has deployed his complexes in front of journalists. - Kommersant, 27.08.2009. - No. 157 (4212)
[4] Russia has deployed C-400 complexes in the Far East because of the DPRK. - RIA News 26.08.2009
[5] In Abkhazia and South Ossetia, 1700 of the Russian military remains. - ITAR-TASS, 26.08.2009
[6] Makarov Nikolay Egorovich. - Kommersant, 04.06.2008. - No. 95 (3912)
[7] Konstantin Lantratov, Alexandra Gritskova. The General Staff replaced the general. - Kommersant, 04.06.2008. - No. 95 (3912)
[8] Nikolai Makarov replaced Yuri Baluyevsky as head of the General Staff. - RIA News, 03.06.2008
[9] Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made personnel changes in the leadership of the Armed Forces. - Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation, 03.06.2008
[10] Siberian Military District. - Russian civilization, 11.10.2007
[11] Yuri Gavrilov. Main by arms took over the post. - Russian newspaper, 26.04.2007. - 88 (4351)
[12] In the military, another castling. - Moskovsky Komsomolets, 26.04.2007. - 24452
[13] Sergey Ivanov was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister, Anatoly Serdyukov - Head of the Ministry of Defense. - RIA News, 15.02.2007
[14] Valery Scheblanev, Yevgeny Shalnev. The commander is responsible for everything. - Red Star, 03.12.2005. - №224
[15] Alexander Vitkovsky. The clergy, the soldiers who feed. - Parliamentary newspaper, 02.07.2005. - No.1734 (1103)
[16] A collection of priests was appointed at a military unit. - Evening Novosibirsk, 29.06.2005
[17] From the chronicle of the department. - Red Star, 27.04.2005. - №72
[18] Nikolay Makarov: "In serving the Fatherland we see the meaning of our life. - Evening Novosibirsk, 22.02.2003
[19] Putin removed General Troshev from the post of commander of the North Caucasian Military District. -, 18.12.2002
[20] Vitaly Denisov, Nail Gafutulin, Pavel Gerasimov, Nikolay Sidelnikov. Not every nation has such a victory. - Red Star, 11.05.2001. - №084
[21] Valery Gromak. The handwriting innovator. - Red Star, 28.09.1999. - №208
[22] Andrei Bondarenko. The coalition grouping of troops "Pamir" - the beginning of military cooperation. - Red Star, 19.07.1997. - No.165-166
[23] Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Makarov Nikolay Egorovich. - Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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  1. feniks
    feniks 24 October 2010 14: 26
    I also don’t like this behavior of the highest ranks. I don’t want such an army. Not respect, it should be expressed by all, and not so that many voted, like, we don’t care. This is indifference, worse than those FOR or AGAINST . We have one country. And Putin and the president are obliged to conclude. And declare this conclusion to the people.
  2. check
    check 9 November 2010 22: 02
    Serdyukov moron - "they don't put a claw on an empty head"
  3. ma
    ma 19 November 2010 09: 06
    something hard to believe that Serdyukov will be dismissed !!!!!

    something I can’t believe that Serdyukov will resign !!!!
  4. kesa1111
    kesa1111 5 October 2011 16: 44
    This gondon is a relative of some kind, well, what a pest - there are more than half of them in the Kremlin.
  5. werr17
    werr17 6 January 2012 10: 04
    firstly, they don’t apply a hand to an empty (in all senses), secondly, it’s not clear that you will go, they will seize him there ...
  6. Shuriken
    Shuriken 6 January 2012 10: 24
    GDP is tricky. The election move. It was high time to burn the stool, the scandal in Ryazan when it was already ...
  7. mar.tira
    mar.tira 6 January 2012 10: 36
    What a quite efficient and diligent general. So far, he has not noted anything heroic, and thank God. The general is still better than the furniture maker from the helm. They begin to understand above. Or maybe the reserve of St. Petersburg sidekicks has run out? Who knows? Wait and see.