Putin Sacks Defense Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov

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  1. Razor

    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Anatoliy Serdyukov

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    Sergey Shoygu
    Source: RIA Novosti

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    1. Serdyukov was a civilian, Shoigu a four star general.
    2. Serdyukov was responsible for major reforms in Russian Military.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Putin sacks Defense Minister amid embezzlement probe

    Source: RT
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    2008 Russian military reform

    2008 Russian military reform
    Anatoliy Serdyukov
     
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    :facepalm: even Russia is tackling corruption at the highest levels.. and us..
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Sergey Shoygu

    1. Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu (Russian: Серге́й Кужуге́тович Шойгу́) (born May 21, 1955) is a Russian political figure who was Minister of Emergency Situations from 1994 to 2012.

    2. In March 2012, he was announced as one of the potential candidates for the Governor of Moscow Oblast.[2][3] In April 5, 2012 he was elected as the 3rd Governor of Moscow Oblast, and entered into his office in May 11, 2012.[4] On November 2012 he was appointed to the Minister of Defence of Russia.

    3. He is an ethnic Tuvan and the only Buddhist in the Russian government.
    Note: Tuva Republic is federal subject of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District. It borders Mongolia.

    4. Shoigu graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Civil Engineering.

    5. In 1991, he was appointed the head of Rescuer Corps, which was later given more responsibilities and renamed first to the State Committee on Emergencies, and eventually to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, making Shoigu a government minister.

    6. He became popular because of his hands-on management style and high visibility during emergency situations, such as floods, earthquakes and acts of terrorism.

    7. He was awarded the Russia's most prestigious state award – Hero of the Russian Federation – in 1999.

    8. He speaks nine languages, including English, Japanese and Turkish.

    9. He also has the largest collection of ancient samurai swords in Russia, worth over $40 million. :)

    Source: Sergey Shoygu

    Wow. A Buddhist is now the Defense Minister of a Nuclear Power. :)
     
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    No Offence to my fellow Buddhist viewers,..........Never thought a Buddhist would appoint has Defence Minister
     

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