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Igor Osipov

Igor Osipov

Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Rear-Admiral

Biography

Igor Osipov was born on March 6, 1973 in Novo-Shumnoe settlement, Fedorovsky district, Kostanay region, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

He graduated from The Lenin Komsomol Higher Submarine Navigation School in St. Petersburg in 1995.

He began his officer service in the Pacific Fleet, where he served from the navigating officer of a small anti-submarine ship to the division officer of anti-submarine surface ships of the Primorskaya flotilla.

In 2004 he graduated from the Kuznetsov Naval Academy and continued his service in the posts of Chief of Staff, and then Commander of the surface ships brigade of the Primorskaya flotilla.

In 2012, after graduating from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, he was appointed Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Baltiysk Naval Base of the Baltic Fleet, and then Commander of the Baltiysk Naval Base of the Baltic Fleet.

In May 2015 he was appointed Commander of the Caspian Flotilla.

From September to August 2018, he served as Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet.

From August 2018 to May 2019 - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In May 2015 he was appointed Commander of the Black Sea Fleet.

He was awarded the Order of Naval Merit, departmental medals.

He is married and has a daughter.

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