Yesterday Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin issued a decree with a short list of 17 MOD general and flag officer promotions. Tomorrow those promoted can toast themselves along with the 27th anniversary of the RF’s declaration of state sovereignty.
Space Troops Commander Aleksandr Golovko became a three-star general-colonel.
The Southern MD’s 58th CAA Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander Sergey Kuzovlev was promoted to general-lieutenant with a second star, as was the Western MD’s 6th CAA Commander Andrey Kuzmenko. Commander of the Eastern MD’s 11th Air Forces and Air Defense Army Yevgeniy Tuchkov also became a general-lieutenant. The chiefs of the MOD’s сommunications and troop air defense academies also got their second stars.
Eleven one-star general-major and rear-admiral promotions rounded out the MOD list.
Somewhat surprisingly, Putin’s National Guard got its own ukaz yesterday containing two three-star, six two-star, and four one-star promotions.
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NB: Newly-minted General-Lieutenant Sergey Kuzovlev has subsequently surfaced in command of the new 8th CAA in the Southern MD.
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