Nov 22, 2018 07:47 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2019 21:40 Asia/Tehran]
  • Russian military intelligence chief Igor Korobov dies after a long illness

The head of Russian military intelligence agency GRU, General Igor Korobov, has died at the age of 62, Russia’s defence ministry has confirmed.

Iran Press/Europe: The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU) Igor Korobov had passed away aged 63 after a serious illness, Russian news agencies reported.

The defence ministry said General Colonel Igor Korobov, 62, who has run the spy agency since 2016, was “a wonderful person, a faithful son of Russia and a patriot of his homeland.” It did not give further details about his death.

Igor Korobov was born on 3 November 1956. He started serving in the military in 1973. He graduated from the Stavropol Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots and Navigators of the Air Defense Forces, Military Academy of the Soviet Army and Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. 103