Major-General Yuri Yevgenyevich Ivanov (Template:Lang-ru; born 28 October 1957, died August 2010) was a Russian military official and deputy head of Russia’s foreign military intelligence unit GRU (Glavnoye Razvedyvatel'noye Upravleniye, part of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). He was found dead in August 2010, washed up on a Turkish beach.
Career[edit | edit source]
Ivanov was born in the Volsk, Saratov Oblast. He entered the Soviet Army in 1975 as a private. In 1980 he graduated from the M.V. Frunze Kiev higher military academy. In 2000 he served in the North Caucasus where he carried out spying missions. In 2006 he was promoted to the leadership of GRU.
Death[edit | edit source]
His decomposed body was found on a beach in early August 2010. He had been staying in the Syrian town of Latakia, a resort near a strategically important Russian naval facility located in the port of Tartus. The facility is currently being expanded. His death was not made public until 28 August 2010 when it was reported in the Russian military newspaper the Krasnaya Zvezda. Officially, he died in a swimming accident. Ivanov was buried in Moscow.
References[edit | edit source]
- Трагически погиб генерал-майор Юрий Иванов, Oruzhie Rossii
- Top Russian spy’s body washes up 'after swimming accident’, Telegraph
- Погиб генерал Юрий Иванов, Internovosti.ru