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The President of the Russian Federation expressed his condolences in connection with the sudden death of the head of the GRU, Igor Sergun

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Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the GRU Chief, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Igor Dmitrievich Sergun in connection with his sudden death.


The President of the Russian Federation expressed his condolences in connection with the sudden death of the head of the GRU, Igor Sergun


Igor Sergun died on January 3 in the 59 year of life.

“Colleagues and subordinates knew him as a real military officer, an experienced and competent commander, a man of great courage, a true patriot. Respected for professionalism, firmness of character, honesty and decency ", - leads RIA News words of the president.

"All my life - from the cadet of the Suvorov School to the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate Sergun dedicated to serving the Motherland and the armed forces," - said Putin.

Sergei Shoigu also expressed condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased.

Curriculum Vitae:

“Igor Dmitrievich Sergun was born 28 March 1957 of the year, in the Armed Forces - from 1973 year.

He graduated from the Moscow Suvorov Military School, the Moscow Higher All-Arms Command School named after the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, the Military Academy of the Soviet Army, the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In military intelligence since 1984. He served in various positions in the Main Intelligence Directorate. In December, 2011 was appointed Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

He was a candidate of military sciences. He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th degree, For Military Merit, Honor, medals of the Order for the Merit of the Fatherland, II degree, For Military Merit, and other awards.

“The bright memory of a wonderful person, a faithful son of Russia, a patriot of the Fatherland, Colonel-General Sergun Igor Dmitrievich will remain forever in our hearts,” says the obituary published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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  1. avvg
    avvg 5 January 2016 08: 38
    24
    May the earth rest in peace!
    1. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 5 January 2016 08: 43
      17
      Let the earth rest in peace ... Seeing the heart could not stand such a load and responsibility .. It is a pity hi
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 5 January 2016 09: 39
      22
      Land to him in fluff and the kingdom of heaven. A low bow for service on the mainstream of Russia!
      1. Dryuya2
        Dryuya2 5 January 2016 09: 51
        18
        the link has an audio phone call
        http://www.kp.ru/daily/26476.5/3347566/
        Sergei Stepashin, ex-prime minister of Russia - about Igor Sergun: He knew how to fight. And people are very shore
        The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia suddenly died in Moscow
        The country learned about this from a telegram of condolences published on the website of President Vladimir Putin.
        I called one of the old associates of General Sergun ...
        - Sergey Vadimovich, did you know Igor Dmitrievich Sergun?
        - Well, in general, of course, I knew, like all the leaders of this service.
        - What can you tell about him?
        - Professional brilliant. If we talk about the results of Russia's foreign policy - there is a considerable contribution of the GRU. Strong leader.
        - Colonel General Sergun also participated in the development of, say, projects and doctrines?
        - Of course.
        - And as for the main work ...

        - And most of the most complex operations are, of course, the GRU.
        - And what operations do you mean?
        “I won’t say that.”
        “Then tell me, by nature, what kind of person was he?” The condolences of President Vladimir Putin say that he was known as a real military officer, an experienced, competent commander ...
        - I remember him even in the first Chechen war and a little in the second. Then there were other bosses, and he, as they say, was at the forefront. He knew how to fight.
        - Then he also worked in this system?
        - Of course.
        - And what does it mean - knew how to fight?
        - He is very shore people. Secondly, I believe the GRU is one of the most powerful intelligence in the world. Not only that - they retained this structure at one time. Secondly, I do not know a single mistake made by the GRU, at least in my time (Stepashin was prime minister, headed the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and headed Lubyanka.- A.G.).
        And, of course - General Sergun understood what continuity was. Treasured it. This is very important. I express my condolences to the family and the service. Igor Sergun passed away while on his combat post ...
        http://www.kp.ru/daily/26476.5/3347566/
  2. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 5 January 2016 08: 40
    13
    Big loss, yes. And not at the time when such things are brewing ..
    At all times, the GRU was an example of professionalism and responsibility, and even the Crimean events showed the world leadership of the main intelligence service, led by General Sergun.
    Condolences ...
  3. svp67
    svp67 5 January 2016 08: 42
    +4
    Condolences to family and friends.
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 5 January 2016 08: 43
    +6
    It is bad when professionals in their field die, especially in such areas.
    My condolences to the family and friends of this person. hi

    You will not find anywhere a “detailed” biography of Colonel General Sergun or any curious information about his work in various positions. His service to the Fatherland was tightly closed by the heading "secret." And only stingy official information about his biography is available on the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense.


    I hope that we someday find out ... the real biography of the pear trees is incredibly interesting.
  5. surovts.valery
    surovts.valery 5 January 2016 08: 54
    26
    There is also his merit in the appearance of "polite people" who have become a real symbol of the modern "Russian Soldier" (with a capital letter). These are his people.
    1. VNP1958PVN
      VNP1958PVN 5 January 2016 09: 03
      11
      Then there is a "bat" on his chest ... the FSB has been closely watching the GRU all its life ...
      1. From Samara
        From Samara 5 January 2016 11: 39
        0
        The Bat is Folklore. The GRU is Red Carnation Symbol.
        1. VNP1958PVN
          VNP1958PVN 5 January 2016 12: 49
          +1
          . So it is recently ... GRUSHNIKOV did not like him, because. present on some gaskets with and without wings request
          1. From Samara
            From Samara 5 January 2016 13: 49
            0
            The Bat is not Ahti how it looks and is interpreted, and it was never a GRU Symbol ...

            And Red Carnation is not only the GRU Symbol, but also of the entire Special Forces ...

            Real fighters only recognize the Heraldry, and all mummers and skulls are dressed as high because they are mummers ...
            1. avia1991
              avia1991 5 January 2016 15: 03
              -1
              Quote: From Samara
              Bat is not Ahti how it looks and is interpreted, and she was never a GRU Symbol

              I wonder where you got such info?
              There is reasonable doubt ..
              1. From Samara
                From Samara 5 January 2016 16: 45
                0
                I have doubts first of all in you, you do not know Heraldry, and it is only official. Everything is unofficial for the mummers ...
                1. avia1991
                  avia1991 6 January 2016 00: 47
                  0
                  Quote: From Samara
                  you don't know heraldry

                  Oh, shit! hi Heraldry - yeah, et power! laughing
                  True, Reality does not always fit together .. but beauty-willow-oh .. already terrible!
                  PS I slapped you with a minus from the heart - for the "mummers". Maybe the skulls are dressed up and the buzz - but you wouldn’t stick with Mice, friend ..
                  1. From Samara
                    From Samara 6 January 2016 07: 55
                    -3
                    Everything fits together. The GRU is a military and very disciplined structure ... And yes, the Heraldry for the Army is both Strength and Destination. But for the mice from 90's, mice are in power ...
                2. Disant
                  Disant 6 January 2016 02: 18
                  -1
                  oh well tell tales of offended heraldists ...
                  1. From Samara
                    From Samara 6 January 2016 08: 01
                    -2
                    Offended from the 90s with Mice still go ...
                3. The comment was deleted.
                4. Disant
                  Disant 6 January 2016 02: 26
                  0
                  they can also edit the plate on the wall, and for the time being they will erase the floor with boots ...
                  1. From Samara
                    From Samara 6 January 2016 07: 57
                    -2
                    So they look with a clear notion ... Then Yudashkin sewed the glamorous form, and who headed the Ministry of Kh.Z ...
                    1. avia1991
                      avia1991 6 January 2016 12: 22
                      0
                      Quote: From Samara
                      .Then Yudashkin sewed the glamorous form,

                      Hey, bro ... Did you wear this uniform at all? When the MOUSE at the Spn GRU General Staff of the USSR Ministry of Defense appeared in the emblem, you know ?! Heraldry, damn it .. So, how ..You (sorry, ah, forgot about politeness! wassat ) write only a cabinet rat can blur All my life I have seen the world through the prism of pictures in old books.
                      1. From Samara
                        From Samara 6 January 2016 13: 46
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                        You’re not a brother to me! The USSR remembered ... What are you posting stories here from Internet search engines ??? You are misleading the youth! Who needs your Mouse invented by a journalist in 1987? ... here the Mummers like you pecked!

                        The real soldiers of the GRU Special Forces served all their lives in a strange form, they never had their own, there were no insignia or emblems ... The official emblem appeared only recently ...

                        You are burdened with one word. There are a lot of them. For some reason they like to climb out with Mice on August 2, apparently not knowing that the special forces have their own Holiday! Not realizing in essence that the use of GRU formations by special forces units is only a disguise!
                      2. avia1991
                        avia1991 7 January 2016 22: 08
                        +1
                        Quote: From Samara
                        apparently not knowing that the special forces have their own Holiday!

                        I always congratulated friends who served in the Airborne Forces, but I never walked on my own — all the more, with MOUSE. But my conclusion is the same: judging by the rhetoric, YOU are a friendly, purebred cabinet rat, accustomed to beautiful slogans - but not having a clue about sweat, dirt and blood, the real service of those accompanying. And if you yourself are drawing information today about MOUSE from the world wide web - you should not blame others for the same.
                        Here is this nonsense:
                        Quote: From Samara
                        The real soldiers of the GRU Special Forces served all their lives in a foreign form, they never had their own, there were no insignia and emblems
                        don't put it here Do not confuse the need for disguise with the absence of your own insignia! And the Airborne Forces have nothing to do with it: with the same success they dressed in motorized riflemen and in signalmen. And in this sense, the concept of "mummer" is a stretch! - can be used. But not in the one you put in .. the son of a ram. sorry - your father has nothing to do with it, of course. But you yourself obviously ... think too much of yourself about yourself in a superlative degree that reality clearly does not correspond wassat This is a mild definition of the essence of sissy, in the silence of the staff, picking his nose for 25 years - and deciding that he "knows the service."
  • sabakina
    sabakina 5 January 2016 09: 07
    +6
    Kingdom of heaven to him.
    Igor Sergun died on January 3 in the 59 year of life.

    Someone there wants to raise the retirement age ... How many more generals must die to understand the truth?
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 6 January 2016 00: 49
      0
      Quote: sabakina
      How many more generals must die

      God grant that not at all.
      But generals, as you know, have their own pension rules. As in general, the military! So the example is not quite to the point .. although it is clear that with an increase in the retirement age, many simply will not live up to it.
  • astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 5 January 2016 09: 24
    +6
    Quote: sabakina
    Kingdom of heaven to him.
    Igor Sergun died on January 3 in the 59 year of life.

    Someone there wants to raise the retirement age ... How many more generals must die to understand the truth?

    The requirement to increase the retirement age for military personnel is put forward by those who have never served in command positions, or have not served at all !!!
    Everlasting memory..
    1. Aleksandr1959
      Aleksandr1959 5 January 2016 12: 38
      +4
      Bright memory!!!!
      As for the real generals ...
      In March 2003, the former commander of the legendary Alpha group, 55-year-old KGB general Viktor Karpukhin, died on the Minsk-Moscow train. He became a Hero of the Soviet Union for the assault on Amin's palace in Afghanistan in 1979 and was dismissed from the special services in 1991 when he was suspected of preparing the assault on the White House.
  • Bassoon
    Bassoon 5 January 2016 09: 26
    +5
    59 years old ... Still live and live. Everlasting memory. Condolences to the family.
  • Old26
    Old26 5 January 2016 09: 43
    +4
    Let the earth rest in peace ...

    Quote: The same Lech
    It is bad when professionals in their field die, especially in such areas.

    Alas, there is nothing to be done. Huge loads shorten life time.

    Quote: The same LYOKHA
    I hope that we someday find out ... the real biography of the pear trees is incredibly interesting.

    I'm afraid that only our descendants. We learned about many GRU employees only after their death and after 50 years.
  • Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 5 January 2016 09: 59
    +5
    Yes, nervous work that does not contribute to good health and longevity. But someone should do it.
  • Gray 43
    Gray 43 5 January 2016 10: 02
    +4
    Eternal memory .... I can't even imagine the emotions on the "Censor" - they like to kick those who cannot answer them
  • Papapg
    Papapg 5 January 2016 10: 55
    +5
    A man has left us, who could say, crookedly, I have the honor, and the meaning of the phrase would have reached a reasonable one. Not many walked the general’s life path is understandable, and the man lived a bright and interesting fate. Everlasting memory...
  • MIKHALYCH1
    MIKHALYCH1 5 January 2016 11: 14
    +5
    The real officer is Russian ... ETERNAL MEMORY!
  • vomag
    vomag 5 January 2016 11: 25
    0
    Yes, it’s a pity for a man ... but I am always guarded by the phrase in connection with a sudden death. Immediately after the holidays (died on January 3). Something is wrong here .. maybe I'm wrong and it's just life, everyone has their own time ..
  • Bobxnumx
    Bobxnumx 5 January 2016 11: 46
    +1
    Bright and Eternal memory.
  • Will
    Will 5 January 2016 11: 59
    +4
    Dying for Russia, Russia itself is a reward. Those who are thirsty for rewards, power and blessings do not care who and what THEN there will be and it is precisely these who are Russia's main enemies, for the path of betrayal begins with such aspirations. And Russia has always needed friends / allies, not slaves, and this is precisely why Russia is enemy number 1 for everyone who does not know any other forms of relationships except "master-slave". And the path of "Danko", though short, gives someone the opportunity to get out of the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge by comparing what is really better. And the best thing for today is to learn how to educate and take care of those who really have a "cold head, warm heart and clean hands", regardless of their individual deeds. Another "Danko" of Russia has left and we will do everything in his memory to preserve Russia. There is no better reward for such. YATD.
  • Dalmatia
    Dalmatia 5 January 2016 13: 02
    +3
    Why do not write about the causes of death. The phrase about sudden death leads to different thoughts
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 5 January 2016 15: 08
      +2
      Quote: Dalmatia
      The phrase about sudden death leads to different thoughts

      Given the degree of importance of a person - yes, the question is quite logical. yes
      I hope those who are supposed to figure it out.
      But in general, if you try to imagine the level of nervous load in such people, and the degree of responsibility that they bear - such a death is understandable ..
      1. Dalmatia
        Dalmatia 5 January 2016 20: 22
        +2
        I was confused by the age of 59 years and the position. Still young. If death is sudden, for example, from a heart attack, why not write.
        And you have to rack your brains, what is hiding behind the wording of a sudden death.
        1. vomag
          vomag 8 January 2016 11: 08
          0
          A source at Stratfor, an analytical agency believed to be close to the CIA, claims that GRU chief Igor Sergun died January 1 in Lebanon. “He died on New Year's Day in Lebanon. This raises the question: what did Sergun do in the country, ”the Stratfor report says. According to official figures, the head of Russia's military intelligence died on January 4 in the Moscow region from a heart attack. we don’t know whether to believe it or not ...
  • evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 5 January 2016 14: 35
    +1
    Could also live and serve.
    Bright memory. Rest in peace.
  • Gardamir
    Gardamir 5 January 2016 21: 08
    +1
    In addition to the sudden death of the head of the GRU of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Sergun suddenly died a few days ago, another Russian general suddenly died - Major General Airborne Troops Alexander Shushukin. As far as is known, he died on December 27, 2015 from cardiac arrest. This was reported on the website of the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School.

    Alexander Shushukin after studying at the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School named after Army General V.F. Margelova went through all command posts in the Airborne Forces. He served in Afghanistan, has military experience gained in operations to restore constitutional order in the republics of the North Caucasus, in Yugoslavia. In 1998 he graduated with a gold medal from the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze.

    For three years he was the commander of a regiment of the 50th military base in the city of Gudauta. He served as deputy commander, chief of staff of the 76th airborne assault division, head of the 242nd training center of the airborne forces of Omsk.

    02.2009-10.2013-4, the commander of the XNUMXth Guards military base of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, deployed in South Ossetia.

    10.2013- 12.2015 Deputy Chief of Staff of the Airborne Forces. According to Ukrainian media reports, Alexander Shushukin was the head of the operation to join Crimea to Russia in February 2014. He personally led the airborne contingent from the Russian Federation in the Crimean operation.
  • TsUS-Air Force
    TsUS-Air Force 6 January 2016 02: 56
    0
    This is not casual! he doesn’t give out his secrets ....