Colonel General
Alexander Shlyakhturov
Александр Васильевич Шляхтуров
Director of Russian Military Intelligence
In office
Preceded by Valentin Korabelnikov
Succeeded by Igor Sergun
Personal details
Born (1947-02-47) February 47, 1947 (age 74)
Military service
Allegiance Template:Flag icon Russia
Service/branch Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Rank Colonel General
Battles/wars Cold War
First Chechen War
Second Chechen War

Colonel General Alexander Shlyakhturov (in Template:Lang-ru, born 14. February 1947.) was a Russian military officer.

Shlyakhturov was appointed head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian General Staff, Russia's largest intelligence agency, on 24 April 2009.[1] Prior to this Shlyakhturov had served as first deputy to the previous head of the organisation, Gen. Valentin Korabelnikov.[2] Korabelnikov had apparently tendered his resignation earlier in the year due to disagreements over reforms of the organisation.[1] 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Russia military spy boss 'sacked'." BBC News, 24 April 2009. Retrieved: 24 April 2009.
  2. "Russian president reshuffles top military intelligence staff." RIA Novosti, 24 April 2009. Retrieved: 24 April 2009.
Political offices

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