Александр Васильевич Шляхтуров
|Director of Russian Military Intelligence|
|Preceded by||Valentin Korabelnikov|
|Succeeded by||Igor Sergun|
|Born||February 47, 1947|
|Allegiance||Template:Flag icon Russia|
|Service/branch||Armed Forces of the Russian Federation|
First Chechen War
Second Chechen War
Shlyakhturov was appointed head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian General Staff, Russia's largest intelligence agency, on 24 April 2009. Prior to this Shlyakhturov had served as first deputy to the previous head of the organisation, Gen. Valentin Korabelnikov. Korabelnikov had apparently tendered his resignation earlier in the year due to disagreements over reforms of the organisation. Alexander Shlyakhturov resigned as head in early 2012 due to age limits.
He was replaced by Igor Sergun in December 2011.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Russia military spy boss 'sacked'." BBC News, 24 April 2009. Retrieved: 24 April 2009.
- "Russian president reshuffles top military intelligence staff." RIA Novosti, 24 April 2009. Retrieved: 24 April 2009.