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.
“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.