Stratfor Tries to Spin Sergun’s Death

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

7th January, 2016


The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia, Colonel-General Igor Sergun, did not die in Russia, but in Lebanon. This was reported by the US private intelligence-analytical agency Stratfor.

According to the official version, Sergun died on January 3 in a holiday house in the Moscow region from acute heart failure.

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But the source of Stratfor argues that they are familiar with a report, according to which the former head of the GRU died January 1 Lebanon.

Earlier media reports said the cause of Sergun’s death could have been fatigue.

Igor Sergun was born on March 28th, 1957. He graduated from the Moscow Suvorov Military School, the Moscow Higher Military Command School named after the Supreme Soviet, the Military Academy of the Soviet Army, the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In December 2011, by presidential decree he was appointed head of the GRU – Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

In August 2012 Sergun was awarded the title “Lieutenant-General”, and in February 2015 – “Colonel-General.”

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