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  • Putin fires Russia defense minister amid fraud inquiry

    So what's the scoop on this guy?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's dismissal of Anatoly Serdyukov comes amid allegations of fraud and embezzlement in the sale of military assets.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,6563975.story
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  • #2
    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
    He is most disgusted and cursed one in Russian government. Activity of this greedy and incompetent chair seller was more destructive for Army than of enemy agent.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
      So what's the scoop on this guy?
      not that, actually, his crime was he purchased a couple of redundant aircraft carriers from the French to up France's image at the expense of Russia's.

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      • #4
        Shoigu Inherits Armed Forces at Crossroads


        Sergei Shoigu has inherited the defense minister's post at a time when Russia's armed forces are in need of major modernization.

        MOSCOW — When Sergei Shoigu took the reins of the Defense Ministry on Thursday, he officially inherited a military at a crossroads, torn between tradition and the half-completed reforms of his disgraced predecessor, Anatoly Serdyukov.

        Shoigu will have to decide between maintaining a large, conventional force or pursuing Serdyukov’s goal of creating a leaner, more modern military, analysts said.

        While servicemen rejoiced at the ouster of Russia’s arguably least popular minister, analysts suggested that it was still too early to say which path Shoigu would follow.
        SPB Times
        “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

        Max Sterner

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        • #5
          Big army reshuffle: Head of the General Staff replaced


          (From right) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov nominated for the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces meet in the Kremlin, November 9, 2012 (RIA Novosti / Alexsey Druginyn)

          President Vladimir Putin has appointed Colonel General Valery Gerasimov to be the new Chief of the General Staff, replacing the resigned Nikolay Makarov.

          Makarov handed in his resignation after the Defense Minister Anatoly Seryukov was sacked earlier this week over a property scandal involving the ministry.

          Russia's newly-appointed Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu nominated 57-year old Colonel General Gerasimov who has been commander of the Central Military District to take over the top post.

          “He is a military man from head to toe, a man who has served for a long time in the Armed Forces and is respected there. He has enormous experience of work both in the General Staff and on the battlefield," Shoigu said at a meeting with President and Commander-in-Chief Putin.
          RT
          “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

          Max Sterner

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          • #6
            Putin Appoints New Chief of General Staff

            MOSCOW, November 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked chief of the armed forces General Staff, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, and appointed Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov to replace him.
            RIA
            “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

            Max Sterner

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            • #7
              Positive developments I think.

              One disliked( both by military and civilians) minister gone. Possibly getting slammed for corruption as well, which would raise some faith into the anti-corruption campaign. I haven´t heard that much bad about Makarov but Gerasimov seems like a sold fellow
              “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

              Max Sterner

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              • #8
                Originally posted by stalin View Post
                not that, actually, his crime was he purchased a couple of redundant aircraft carriers from the French to up France's image at the expense of Russia's.
                In last newspaper "Arguments of the week" was article that reason was his adultery, and indignation of his father in a law, who has significant influence and is friend with mighty oligarh Sechin who has big dislike to Serdyukov. High military officers celebrated so long awaited event with champagne.

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                • #9
                  Amid Defense Ministry Shakeup, Corruption Case Grows

                  MOSCOW – Sergei Shoigu officially took over his new defense minister duties Wednesday, receiving the so-called nuclear briefcase, while prosecutors announced new findings in a corruption case at a ministry agency that led to the ouster of his predecessor, Anatoly Serdyukov.

                  Shoigu, best-known for his long tenure as emergency situations minister, was nominated to head the Defense Ministry after Serdyukov was fired Tuesday by President Vladimir Putin amid a fraud scandal at the ministry-run Oboronservis supply agency.

                  The military prosecutor's office said Wednesday that Oboronservis officials had illegally sold a Navy fuel terminal in the Murmansk region that supplied the Northern Fleet and was a "key element of military infrastructure."

                  Valued at 452 million rubles ($14.4 million), the property was sold for less then 50 percent of that price, prosecutors said in a statement.
                  SPB Times
                  “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                  Max Sterner

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                  • #10
                    Russian Military Faces Major Reshuffle

                    MOSCOW, November 9 (RIA Novosti) – The dismissal of the chief of the Armed Forces General Staff, General of the Army Nikolai Makarov, may pave the way for major changes within the ranks of Russia’s military leadership amid financial scandals and conflicts over defense policy.

                    Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked Makarov on Friday, replacing him with former Central Military District commander Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov.

                    Gerasimov’s promotion follows Monday's appointment of Sergei Shoigu as Defense Minister, replacing Anatoly Serdyukov, who was dismissed amid an investigation into nearly $100 million in fraudulent transactions involving real estate owned by Oboronservis, a ministry-controlled company.
                    RIA
                    “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                    Max Sterner

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