posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:54 AM
Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov was sacked just before he turns 60. President Putin did not give a reason for Kuroyedov's dismissal, but local media had
speculated that Admiral Kuroyedov could be axed after the recent submarine accident. The Kremlin says Putin has appointed Admiral Vladimir Masorin as
the new head of the Navy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed a new head of the navy and presented awards to the crew of the AS-28 mini-sub and members of the rescue
team, the Kremlin press service said Sunday. According to Kremlin officials, Putin relieved Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov of the duties of navy chief by
a presidential decree and discharged him from military service. The president issued another decree appointing Vladimir Masorin, the Russian Navy
chief of staff, the new Commander of the Russian Navy.
"The recent exercises, including those I have attended, show that the navy is developing and that is certainly your merit to a large extent," Putin
said addressing the admiral.
The president called the navy a key element of Russia's national security, including its nuclear component.
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Bet the Admiral wasn't planning on this for a retirement party.
Russia’s newly appointed navy chief, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, sets priority on the development of the nation’s strategic naval nuclear forces.
World War 3 gets closer by the day.
Time for a nuclear first strike?!
[edit on 5-9-2005 by Regenmacher]
[edit on 8-9-2005 by asala]