Military Review

New head of GRU appointed

53
Lieutenant-General Igor Korobov was appointed by the decree of the president by the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, reports RIA News the message of the representative of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.


New head of GRU appointed


“By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Igor Korobov was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation by the Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,” said Konashenkov.

"Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu handed the personal standard to the Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to Lieutenant General Igor Korobov," the department’s release said.

The previous head of the GRU, Igor Sergun, suddenly died on January 3.

Help Russian newspaper: “The Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is the central governing body of military intelligence in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the law "On Foreign Intelligence", the GRU solves a number of tasks of a military-political, military-technical, actually military and military-economic nature.

In addition to conducting strategic and operational intelligence, the GRU since its inception (5 in November 1918) has been charged with obtaining military-technical information and information about scientific achievements in the military field from potential adversaries and the most developed countries.

The modern structure and size of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of Russia is a state secret. The head of the GRU reports only to the chief of the General Staff and the minister of defense.
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
53 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Sirocco
    Sirocco 3 February 2016 10: 51
    29
    I hope that we will not find out anything about how and what will happen in the GRU under the new leader. laughing
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 February 2016 10: 58
      +8
      Quote: Starover_Z
      The news is trivial, but why shine on the whole world a person who leads such an organization that was previously classified? Why this PR, it’s not the artistic director of the MosSoviet Theater ?!



      This is so that the enemies would not bother and did not incur additional costs for both parties, probably, it’s not so foolish to be more profitable.
      1. bort4145
        bort4145 3 February 2016 11: 04
        +6
        Read not here really
        The secrecy of Korobov’s personality will almost certainly cause a sharp increase in GRU activity in the near future. The GRU is a special intelligence, it has a rule: while no one knows you, use it!
        Yeah, that's right.
        And for an article on such a portal, it’s not enough
        1. gray smeet
          gray smeet 3 February 2016 12: 29
          0
          The previous head of the GRU, Igor Sergun, suddenly died on January 3.

          For days I read Old, from the Western media, they claim that Igor Sergun (former head of the GRU) allegedly was killed in Libya ....

          Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
          1. iouris
            iouris 3 February 2016 12: 54
            +1
            And it seems that the previous one "drowned in Turkey".
          2. antoXa
            antoXa 3 February 2016 13: 45
            +1
            gray smeet
            Stratfor reported that in Lebanon, not in Libya ...
            1. gray smeet
              gray smeet 3 February 2016 14: 43
              0
              Yes, yes, sorry, of course in Lebanon.
          3. chikenous59
            chikenous59 3 February 2016 14: 52
            -2
            Quote: gray smeet
            Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

            Why do you need to know this?
          4. 222222
            222222 3 February 2016 15: 02
            +5
            interesting -Who released the head of the GRU and even in LEBANON ,,
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Beaver
      Beaver 3 February 2016 12: 26
      +1
      Quote: Sirocco
      I hope that we will not find out anything about how and what will happen in the GRU under the new leader.

      There were times when very few people knew the word "GRU". bully
      1. 222222
        222222 3 February 2016 15: 08
        +2
        Frequent change of the head of the GRU of the General Staff
        ..see only Army General Ivashutin P.I.-was 24 years old. and it was SERVICE !!
        Ivashutin, Peter Ivanovich (March 1963 - July 1987)
        Mikhailov, Vladlen Mikhailovich (July 1987 - October 1991)
        Timokhin, Evgeny Leonidovich (November 1991 - August 1992)
        Ladygin, Fedor Ivanovich (August 1992 - May 1997)
        Korabelnikov, Valentin Vladimirovich (May 1997 - April 2009)
        Shlyakhturov, Alexander Vasilievich (April 14, 2009 - December 26, 2011)
        Sergun, Igor Dmitrievich (December 26, 2011 - January 3, 2016)
        Korobov, Igor Valentinovich (since February 2, 2016).
    4. gjv
      gjv 3 February 2016 12: 49
      +2
      Quote: Sirocco
      we don’t know anything about how and what will happen in the GRU

      If you are on duty during the day opposite the house 76v on the street Grizodubova, you can find out how the sidewalks are cleaned there. bully
  2. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 3 February 2016 10: 54
    +7
    The news is trivial, but why shine on the whole world a person who leads such an organization that was previously classified? Why this PR, it’s not the artistic director of the MosSoviet Theater ?!
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 3 February 2016 11: 23
      12
      The secrecy of secrecy is different.
      In Soviet times, many secrets were only for their own people. For example, the thickness of the armor of the T-55 tank, which was already in the Israeli army in the form of a trophy and was studied along and across. So there’s no point in overdoing it with secrecy. Not that case.
      1. Very old
        Very old 3 February 2016 12: 30
        +3
        In addition, the appointment was quite predictable
        When discussing this issue at VO, I assumed (and not only me) - from the top GRU officers

        As for secrecy, the British MI-6 also showed the world the first face
      2. KVIRTU
        KVIRTU 3 February 2016 12: 40
        +1
        Yes, do not forget that "The use of secrecy stamps to classify information that is not classified as state secrets is not allowed."
  3. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 3 February 2016 10: 58
    +8
    Quote: Starover_Z
    The news is trivial, but why shine on the whole world a person who leads such an organization that was previously classified? Why this PR, it’s not the artistic director of the MosSoviet Theater ?!

    Who probably needs to and so everything is in the know.
    1. Terrible_L.
      Terrible_L. 3 February 2016 12: 19
      +4
      Quote: Nikolay71
      Quote: Starover_Z
      The news is trivial, but why shine on the whole world a person who leads such an organization that was previously classified? Why this PR, it’s not the artistic director of the MosSoviet Theater ?!

      Who probably needs to and so everything is in the know.

      There are official persons, but there are not. Here the head of the GRU just has an official face, illuminated if you want
      1. gjv
        gjv 3 February 2016 12: 59
        0
        Quote: Scary_L.
        There are official persons, but there are not.

        There are.
        And here is a curious statement:
        The head of the GRU reports only to the chief of the General Staff and the Minister of Defense

        But what about the Supreme Commander?
  4. atamankko
    atamankko 3 February 2016 11: 02
    +2
    Life goes on and one must live and work normally.
  5. From Samara
    From Samara 3 February 2016 11: 04
    +3
    I hope that the special forces brigades will be returned to the GRU again ... and the ground forces need to create their own ...
    1. 34 region
      34 region 3 February 2016 11: 47
      0
      From Samara! 11.04. The creation of special units and assignments is probably not the main goal of the GRU. We would have to stop the series of color revolutions. It is not visible that the pro-Russian uprisings. Everyone wants to beat the other side.
      1. From Samara
        From Samara 3 February 2016 12: 02
        +1
        You are extremely wrong! Subversive activities, Depth reconnaissance, Organization of the uprisings you mentioned, Organization of partisan detachments, Organization of panic, Removal of commanders ... and much more is one of the main tasks of the GRU, which is carried out by Special Forces!
        1. 34 region
          34 region 3 February 2016 12: 25
          0
          From Samara! 12.02. And why then are we not waging an anti-revolutionary struggle? If Moldova breaks, whose success will it be and whose cant?
          1. From Samara
            From Samara 3 February 2016 12: 34
            0
            Well, not everything is so simple ... For example, Crimea is worth a lot ... There are still recently created MTRs ... but they are totally secret, you can only guess about their role and tasks ... Kosyakov has enough for everyone, for example, the transfer of the same special forces brigades from the GRU to the Ground Forces ... or the transfer of DSB from the Ground Forces to the Airborne Forces. Once the DSB is extremely necessary above all to the Ground Forces.
            1. 34 region
              34 region 3 February 2016 13: 03
              0
              From Samara! 12.34. There are no questions about Crimea. The question is different. Russia is in the ring of partners. And these partners are not going to be our friends. At least Japan, at least moderate fighters, at least tolerant. It turns out that the opponents breed around us like rabbits. But to make friends of Russia, I do not see. Yes, and Medvedev said: We will not help anyone. Russia in the arms of partners is not dap-sighting or a cunning plan? Nobody is engaged in state security with us? Creating units is certainly good. The question is strategy. What and whom will they (units) protect? hi
              1. From Samara
                From Samara 3 February 2016 13: 07
                +1
                This is more of a political issue. What Gorbachev did with Yeltsin ... you won’t get it back once ...
                1. 34 region
                  34 region 3 February 2016 13: 12
                  0
                  From Samara! 13.07/XNUMX. Yeah! belay Gorbachev did not plant a nuclear bomb. He laid the tectonic weapon. The continents came into motion.
                  1. From Samara
                    From Samara 3 February 2016 13: 17
                    0
                    Og ... and the Alcoholic Yeltsin continued ...

                    And schA also total corruption from within corrodes Russia ...
      2. Peter Ivanov
        Peter Ivanov 16 December 2018 02: 19
        0
        Apparently you wanted to say "... from Kubyshev ..." Samara is in Iraq!
    2. gjv
      gjv 3 February 2016 13: 03
      0
      Quote: From Samara
      I hope that the special forces brigades will be returned to the GRU again ... and the ground forces need to create their own ...

      So they are not strangers anyway ...
      Head Office General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
      1. From Samara
        From Samara 3 February 2016 13: 05
        0
        This is understandable. Only the role of everyone is different ...
        1. gjv
          gjv 3 February 2016 13: 16
          +1
          Quote: From Samara
          the role of everyone is different ...

          request Modern "technologies" - "project management". We created a project, selected a team of performers, assigned roles, fulfilled, awarded those who were not involved ... Start over again, as if from scratch. It is considered very convenient, applies to all areas of activity ... request
    3. chikenous59
      chikenous59 3 February 2016 14: 53
      0
      Quote: From Samara
      I hope that the special forces brigades will be returned to the GRU again ... and the ground forces need to create their own ...

      Apparently you know little about GRU
      1. From Samara
        From Samara 3 February 2016 17: 33
        +1
        Quote: chikenous59
        Quote: From Samara
        I hope that the special forces brigades will be returned to the GRU again ... and the ground forces need to create their own ...

        Apparently you know little about GRU



        I agree! But I don’t have to know. But the GRU refused the special forces, it’s information provided by the official media ... and the comments of the special forces themselves. From here we can see the GRU structure, which seems to have narrowed down to its destination before the SVR, in fact ... leaning more toward Strategic Intelligence ... God grant if I'm wrong ...
  6. BOB044
    BOB044 3 February 2016 11: 09
    +3
    Good luck in your new position. I think we will learn about the success of what we will need to know. Once again success.
    1. Executer
      Executer 3 February 2016 11: 18
      -2
      Excuse me - special forces or equipment?
      1. Colonel
        Colonel 3 February 2016 12: 06
        +1
        "osnaz" is in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (OMON, ODON ...)
        1. Beaver
          Beaver 3 February 2016 12: 14
          0
          Quote: colonel
          "osnaz" is in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (OMON, ODON ...)

          And I always thought that OSNaz is radio, radio engineering and electronic intelligence, our answer to the NSA. sad
          1. gjv
            gjv 3 February 2016 13: 06
            +1
            Quote: Castor
            OSNaz is

            Special purpose units (CHON, osnaz units) are “communist squads”, “military-party detachments” created at factory party cells (party cells), district, city, district and provincial committees of the party on the basis of a resolution of the Central Committee of the RCP (B.) Of 17 April 1919 to assist the Soviet authorities in the fight against counter-revolution, guard duty at particularly important facilities, etc.
            1. Beaver
              Beaver 3 February 2016 19: 37
              0
              Quote: gjv
              Quote: Castor
              OSNaz is
  7. An64
    An64 3 February 2016 11: 09
    +8
    When our military forces return to uniformity of dress and respect for this uniform. The head of the GRU - in full dress, the minister - in the "beach": not beautiful and, I would say, not respectful!
    1. Executer
      Executer 3 February 2016 11: 28
      +4
      Do not hesitate - everything is according to the protocol!
      The Minister has not one task on a working day and not one meeting.
      And Korobov has one for this day - a presentation to the Minister.
      1. sub307
        sub307 3 February 2016 11: 53
        0
        "And Korobov has one for this day - a presentation to the Minister."
        Well, I don't know ... but I doubt it .... According to the "idea", Shchoigu should also introduce Korobov to his subordinate personnel (GRU, that is).
      2. The comment was deleted.
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. iouris
      iouris 3 February 2016 12: 58
      -2
      Under certain conditions, Mrs. Vasilyeva could also deliver the standard.
  8. Petersburger
    Petersburger 3 February 2016 11: 20
    -18 qualifying.
    It is high time. With the former failures in Turkey, I did not know that they were able to destroy our plane. And in general, the current intelligence does not shine. So the poor fellow washed down.
    1. svu93
      svu93 3 February 2016 12: 01
      +2
      Troll, climb back into your hole! Also a great specialist for me ......
    2. svu93
      svu93 3 February 2016 12: 01
      +1
      Troll, climb back into your hole! Also a great specialist for me ......
    3. ship
      ship 3 February 2016 12: 03
      +3
      Did you drink together?
    4. Colonel
      Colonel 3 February 2016 12: 08
      +2
      ЦитР° тР°: ПитерР± СѓСЂР¶РµС †
      It's time

      Amazingly, today I registered, and now a corporal. Careerist7
      1. Beaver
        Beaver 3 February 2016 12: 31
        +1
        Quote: colonel
        Careerist7

        Not necessarily, maybe just Honduras is very itchy. laughing
      2. Very old
        Very old 3 February 2016 12: 35
        +1
        VALERY, do you know with whom he talks with a glass of tea? drinks
        1. Colonel
          Colonel 3 February 2016 18: 54
          0
          Quote: Very old
          with whom does he communicate with a glass of tea?

          Yes really ??? Directly communicates ??? Well then I went crying
  9. shelva
    shelva 3 February 2016 11: 22
    +3
    Maybe the times of Ivashutin will return to the GRU, there were good times - tough, but fair, without democratic snot.
  10. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 3 February 2016 11: 22
    +7
    Quote: An64
    When our military forces return to uniformity of dress and respect for this uniform. The head of the GRU - in full dress, the minister - in the "beach": not beautiful and, I would say, not respectful!

    The minister at work, the head of the GRU should be at the appointment to the front door, that's why everything is right.
  11. svu93
    svu93 3 February 2016 12: 04
    +1
    by the way about secrecy!))) I’ve walked on an Internet .... except for the name, new position and title, I didn’t find anything else ... AT ALL NOTHING !!)))))
    1. gjv
      gjv 3 February 2016 13: 36
      0
      Quote: svu93
      NOTHING AT ALL!!)))))

      Well, there’s still some minuscule.
      He served in various positions in the Main Intelligence Directorate, was the first deputy chief of the State Agency in charge of strategic intelligence. List of awards: Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th degree, Order of Alexander Nevsky, Order of Courage, Order of Military Merit, Order of Service to the Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces, 3rd degree, Medal of Honor, Anniversary medals.
      Cars: GAZ-2410 (1993), VAZ-2104 (1997), Opel Vectra (1998). 44 minutes drive from residence to work (no traffic jams) bully . Although since 1998, I probably changed the apartment, and probably too.
    2. The comment was deleted.
  12. DMB3000
    DMB3000 3 February 2016 12: 17
    +1
    Quote: cniza
    Quote: Starover_Z
    The news is trivial, but why shine on the whole world a person who leads such an organization that was previously classified? Why this PR, it’s not the artistic director of the MosSoviet Theater ?!



    This is so that the enemies would not bother and did not incur additional costs for both parties, probably, it’s not so foolish to be more profitable.

    Director of the CIA, the FSB is a declassified personality. Secret personalities are all those below the rank.
  13. bikeev1234
    bikeev1234 3 February 2016 12: 56
    0
    God help them.
  14. Peter Ivanov
    Peter Ivanov 16 December 2018 02: 14
    0
    If this is really GRU GSH MO, then in the hands of its new chief is some kind of anti-Soviet flag! I remember when serving in the army, we had Red Fighting Banners in units, formations and associations! When these are the heirs of the Glory of the soldiers of the Red Army / Red Army, forgot about the Duty and Oath of the Socialist Motherland, People and embarked on the path of treason?
    For Our Soviet Motherland!