Putin awarded 18 MIA officers with general ranks
Officers of other power structures were also promoted.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree promoting two generals and awarding 18 MIA officers with general ranks. Several dozen policemen, employees of the Russian National Guard, Emergencies Ministry, the Investigative Committee and the Federal Customs Service also received general ranks.
Alexander Biryukov and Dmitry Kakoshin became Major-Generals of Justice, Alexey Zavgorodnev and Alexey Kozhemyakin – Major-Generals of the Internal Service. Another 14 MIA officers received the rank of police major-general: Ivan Balashov, Sergey Bogdanovsky, Igor Butranov, Alexander Dedov, Oleg Ziborov, Dmitry Ilyichev, Sergey Lebedev, Vitaly Rozanov, Alexander Sokrutenko, Evgeny Stasishin, Oleg Stefankov, Alexander Travnikov, Eduard Filippov and Sergey Schetkin.
Nikolay Patapene received the rank of Lieutenant General of Justice, Sergey Bachurin became Colonel General of the Police.