First Marshal of the Russian Federation: Sergeev Igor Dmitrievich

Igor Dmitrievich Sergeev is a man wholived a beautiful, bright life, dedicating it to serving the Fatherland and its traditions. As the first Marshal of the Russian Federation in history, he did a lot to strengthen the country's security and defense capability. About how he lived and reached such a high rank, read in the article.

Marshal of the Russian Federation in childhoodMarshal of the Russian Federation

Igor Dmitrievich was born in a simple family of a miner in the Voroshilovgrad region on April 20 in 1938. With the newborn son, the parents move to Makeyevka (now Donetsk region, Ukraine).

In 1941 the Germans came. Three-year-old Igor Dmitrievich already felt then how terrible the word "war" is.

In 1955, the future Marshal of the Russian FederationHe graduated from the school with a gold medal and entered the Moscow State University. But since childhood he dreamed of becoming a sailor. After collecting the documents, he moved to Leningrad to enter the naval school. When Igor Dmitrievich was in the second year, the profile of his faculty was changed to engineering and transferred to Sevastopol. In 1960, he received a diploma (specialty "Control Systems for Missile Equipment") and continued his military service in the missile forces.

Military career Sergeeva I.D.Russian army

All ranks in the Soviet Army, whichexisted at that time, were assigned to Sergeyev while he served. And after he graduated from the academy of the General Staff, he was appointed to the post of chief of the staff association of the Vinnitsa region. Then there were the posts of the chief of the operational control of the General Staff of the Missile Forces, the first deputy. chief of staff, deputy. commander-in-chief of missile forces (combat training).

In 1992, Sergeev became head of the Strategic Missile Forces. This was a very difficult period in his life, since, despite the fact that the USSR no longer existed, the missile forces in all the republics of the former great power demanded control. Their reorganization (the movement of missile technology, nuclear munitions, fuel) took a lot of time and strength of all officers, but nevertheless they retained combat capability and became the basis for the modern Russian Army. Great in that merit and Sergeev Igor Dmitrievich.ranks in the Soviet army

Sergeev I.D. - Marshal of the Russian Federation

In May 1997, B.N. Yeltsin at the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation decided to appoint Sergeyev acting. Minister of Defense. For him, this was unexpected news, but he promised to do everything that depends on him, so that the armed forces of Russia provide a reliable defense of the country. A month later they removed the prefix "acting" and within 4 years Sergeyev successfully carried out his work.

marshal's star

In 1997, on November 21, Igor Dmitrievich waswas given the higher rank "Marshal of the Russian Federation". He was the first and so far the only person to receive such an honor. In subsequent years he was an assistant to the president of the Russian Federation (since 2001), since 2005 he is the president of the Club of Russian military commanders.

Last days

Igor Dmitrievich liked to speak in front ofexcellent students of Nakhimov and Suvorov schools, which they collected for the delivery of nominal scholarships. In August 2006, he addressed them for the last time. Then already he was very sick, moved with difficulty and spoke only in a whisper. The young fighters were warned that the only Russian marshal in Russia had come to meet them. And how he came to them - without a stick, with a smile on his face. He said a few words so that everyone thought that he was just hoarse a little.

The same year, November 10 Igor SergeevDmitrievich was gone. In memory of him, the school where he studied, was named after him, opened a museum and a memorial plaque and in 2008 erected a monument to this great man.

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