Stratfor: GRU chief Sergun died in Lebanon


The Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of Russia colonel-general Igor Sergun did not die in Russia, but rather in Lebanon. This was reported by the US private intelligence-analytical agency Stratfor.

According to the official version, Sergun died on January 3 in a holiday house in Moscow region from acute heart failure.

But the source of Stratfor says that they are familiar with the report, according to which the former head of the GRU died on January 1 in Lebanon.

Earlier media reports said the cause of death could be fatigue.

Igor Sergun was born on March 28, 1957. He graduated from the Moscow Suvorov Military School, the Moscow Higher Military Command School named after the Supreme Soviet, the Military Academy of the Soviet Army, and the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

In December 2011, by a presidential decree Igor Sergun was appointed the head of the GRU – Deputy Chief of the General Staff.

In August 2012 Sergun was awarded the rank of lieutenant-general, and on February 21, 2015 – the rank of colonel-general.