Daily Archives: May 23, 2011


Today’s decree on Armed Forces personnel cleared the decks on the Air Forces somewhat.  The biggest news was the retirement of air defense chief General-Lieutenant Razygrayev.  Melnik and Smarshchek were LRA generals.

Relieve and dismiss from military service:

  • General-Major Valeriy Alekseyevich Konurkin, Deputy Chief, Air Forces Training Center, “Air Forces Academy.”
  • General-Lieutenant Sergey Nikolayevich Razygrayev, Chief, Air Defense, Deputy CINC of the Air Forces for Air Defense.
  • General-Lieutenant Khadzhibikar Bamatgireyevich Ukurov, Chief, Military Academy of Aerospace Defense named for Marshal of the Soviet Union G. K. Zhukov.

Dismiss from military service:

  • General-Major Leonid Ivanovich Melnik.
  • General-Major Nikolay Nikolayevich Smarshchek.