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Shakeup Made To Army Leadership

April 30 2012


President Dmitry Medvedev has shuffled the leadership of the Russian army, reports Interfax-AVN.

Under changes announced last week, Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov has been named the head of the Central Military District. Previously, he served as the deputy chief of the General Staff.

Col. Gen. Alexander Postnikov replaces Gerasimov, leaving his post as the commander of the Russian army.

Postnikov will be replaced by Col. Gen. Vladimir Chirkin, the former commander the Central...

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