Former Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Alexei Maslov dies
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Maslov was Russia's chief military representative to NATO, and was retired in 2011.
Former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, General of the Army Alexei Maslov, died in Moscow at the age of 69. It is reported by RBC.
Maslov died in the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital. Cause of death not reported.
Alexey Maslov graduated from the Kharkov Guards Higher Tank Command School in 1974, after which he commanded a tank platoon, company and battalion in the Carpathian Military District. Then, in 1984, he graduated from the Military Academy of Armored Forces named after Marshal of the Soviet Union R. Ya. Malinovsky.
In 1999, he became head of the combat training department of the Siberian Military District.
Since 2004, after receiving the rank of Colonel General, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces.
In 2008, he took the post of military representative Russia to NATO in Brussels.
In October 2011, he was transferred to the reserve from military service. In recent years, he worked as a special representative of Uralvagonzavod for military-technical cooperation.
“Aleksey Fedorovich remained faithful to his cause and to the Fatherland until the last day, his contribution to the development and activities of Uralvagonzavod is difficult to overestimate,” the last place was reported the general's work.
A well-known Russian actor, and now a deputy of the State Duma of Russia from the New People party, Dmitry Pevtsov, said that the main strength of Russians is the ability to die en masse. “The way our people know how to love, be friends and die, of course … And even in such numbers, no matter how sad and scary it is.”, – he said to the audience during a festive concert.