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Colonel-General

Igor Sergun
Игорь Дмитриевич Сергун
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Director of Russian Military Intelligence
In office
26 December 2011 – 3 January 2016
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Alexander Shlyakhturov
Personal details
Born
Igor Dmitrievich Sergun

(1957-03-28)28 March 1957
Died 3 January 2016(2016-01-03) (aged 58)
Moscow, Russia
Awards Order of Military Merit
Order of Honour
Medal for Battle Merit
Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"
Jubilee Medal "60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
Jubilee Medal "70 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
Medal "For Impeccable Service"
Military service
Allegiance Russia Russia
Branch/service Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Years of service 1973–2016
Rank Colonel General
Battles/wars Cold War
First Chechen War
Kosovo War
Second Chechen War

General Igor Dmitrievich Sergun (28 March 1957 – 3 January 2016) was a Russian military officer. He was Director of the GRU, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, since December 26, 2011.

He worked in military intelligence since 1984, and served in various positions in the Main Intelligence Directorate. He speaks several foreign languages and was awarded state awards. In 1998 as a colonel, he served as a RF Military Attaché in Tirana, Albania. In December 2011, he was appointed as Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Sergun died suddenly on 3 January 2016 in Moscow at the age of 58.

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