Aleksandr Shlyakhturov

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Colonel General
Alexander Shlyakhturov
Александр Васильевич Шляхтуров
Director of Russian Military Intelligence
In office
Preceded by Valentin Korabelnikov
Succeeded by Igor Sergun
Personal details
Born (1947-02-14) February 14, 1947 (age 71)
Military service
Allegiance Russia Russia
Service/branch Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Rank Colonel General
Battles/wars Cold War
First Chechen War
Second Chechen War

Colonel General Alexander Vasilievich Shlyakhturov (Russian: Александр Васильевич Шляхтуров, born 14 February 1947) was a Russian military officer.

Shlyakhturov was appointed head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian General Staff, Russia's largest intelligence agency, on 24 April 2009.[1] Prior to this Shlyakhturov had served as first deputy to the previous head of the organisation, Gen. Valentin Korabelnikov.[2] Korabelnikov had apparently tendered his resignation earlier in the year due to disagreements over reforms of the organisation.[1] Alexander Shlyakhturov resigned as head in early 2012 due to age limits.

He was replaced by Igor Sergun in December 2011.


  1. ^ a b "Russia military spy boss 'sacked'." BBC News, 24 April 2009. Retrieved: 24 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Russian president reshuffles top military intelligence staff." RIA Novosti, 24 April 2009. Retrieved: 24 April 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Valentin Korabelnikov
GRU Chief
April 2009-December 2011
Succeeded by
Igor Sergun