Leonid Ivashov

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General Ivashov at the 2005 Axis for Peace conference
Leonid Ivashov's voice

Leonid Grigoryevich Ivashov (Russian: Леонид Григорьевич Ивашов) (born 31 August 1943) is a vice president of the Academy on Geopolitical Affairs.

Leonid Ivashov was born in Kyrgyz SSR and graduated from Tashkent military school in 1964.

Between 1976 and 1984 he worked as a senior aid to the Soviet Minister of Defense Dmitriy Ustinov. In 1987 he became chief of the department for general affairs in the Soviet Union’s Ministry of Defence.

During the 1990s he was in charge of military co-operation between members of the Commonwealth of Independent States as chief of the military cooperation department at the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Defence.

After his retirement in 2001 Leonid Ivashov wrote extensively on military affairs and geopolitics.

He was reportedly involved in the Foundations of Geopolitics, a book by Alexander Dugin.[1]