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Игорь Дмитриевич Сергун
|Director of Russian Military Intelligence|
26 December 2011 – 3 January 2016
|Prime Minister||Vladimir Putin|
|Preceded by||Alexander Shlyakhturov|
Igor Dmitrievich Sergun
28 March 1957
|Died||3 January 2016
|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"
|Branch/service||Armed Forces of the Russian Federation|
|Years of service||1973–2016|
First Chechen 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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