At the Federal War Memorial, they said goodbye to the ex-head of the General Staff Kvashnin

Today at the Federal War Memorial “ Pantheon of Defenders of the Fatherland '' a farewell ceremony was held with the Hero of the Russian Federation, ex-chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, General of the Army Anatoly Kvashnin, who died at the age of 76, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the RF Ministry of Defense reported.

The Secretary of the Security Council took part in the funeral events Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Nikolai Pankov, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and veterans of the Russian Armed Forces.

“ By his personal business qualities, he served as a model for those who worked with him. He could be entrusted with the most difficult cases and, it would seem, in desperate situations, he found solutions that led to positive results '', & ndash; said Patrushev about Kvashnin.

“ He could take responsibility, he loved people, loved life, always maintained his physical condition, was fond of sports. After talking with him, there was always inspiration. A fond memory will remain with us, and it will inspire us to do good deeds '', & ndash; added the head of the Security Council.

Pankov expressed deep condolences to Kvashnin's relatives. “ His whole life was devoted to the protection of our Fatherland, strengthening the country's defense and the development of the Armed Forces of Russia '', & ndash; he said, noting the general's invaluable personal contribution to the defeat of bandit formations and the restoration of constitutional order in the North Caucasus.

Anatoly Kvashnin died from the effects of the coronavirus at the age of 75.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin and the Minister of Defense RF Sergei Shoigu expressed deep condolences in connection with his death. told in detail the biography of the general.


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