The new commander of the airborne troops (VDV) is elected Deputy of the state Duma, Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov may become the first Deputy commander of the southern military district (YUVO), Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov. It is reported TASS citing a source in the defense Ministry.
“The nomination of the new commander of the airborne forces are determined, they should be the chief of staff — first Deputy commander of the YUVO Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov,” — said the Agency interlocutor. It is expected to officially be appointed Serdyukov in October, the source added.
Since January 2011, Serdyukov commanded a combined arms army of the Eastern military district (TSB). In February 2013 he was transferred to the southern military district, in October of the same year was appointed in the district for the position they currently position.
Colonel General Shamanov, ispravite the Deputy of the state Duma of the seventh convocation from party “United Russia” held a post of the commander of the airborne troops since may 2009. Shaman — hero of the Russian Federation, candidate of sociological Sciences, the former head of administration of the Ulyanovsk region.