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Alexander Zhuralyov

Alexander Zhuralyov


Born in the settlement of Golyshmanovo, Tyumen region.

He has served in the Armed Forces since 1982. In 1986 he graduated from the Chelyabinsk Higher Tank Command School, in 1996 – the Military Academy of the Armoured Troops, in 2008 – the Military Academy of the General Staff.

In 2016, he commanded the Russian Force Grouping in Syria. In the same year he was awarded the title of Hero of Russia for courage and heroism. Since January 2017, he has been the Deputy Chief of the Russia’s General Staff.

He has been appointed the Commander of the Eastern Military District in November 2017.

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