Russia taps new military spymaster

By REUTERS
December 26, 2011 18:18

 
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MOSCOW - Russia appointed Major General Igor Sergun as the new chief of the GRU military intelligence service, the country's biggest espionage agency, Russian news agencies quoted a Defense Ministry spokesman as saying on Monday.

No other details were given about the new head of the GRU, an organization so secretive it has neither a spokesman nor a website.

The state-run newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta described Sergun as a career spy and cited sources as saying he had served as deputy to the outgoing GRU chief Alexander Shlyakhturov.

Defenze Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Interfax that Shlyakhturov, 64, was removed after reaching retirement age for military servicemen.

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