RUSSIAN AIR FORCE CHIEF RESIGNS POST.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 231
The commander in chief of Russia’s Air Force, Gen. Petr Deneikin, submitted his resignation today, after being criticized in parliament for the December 6 air disaster in Irkutsk. The Kremlin insisted that Deneikin is leaving his post only because he will turn 60 this week — the established retirement age in Russia’s armed forces. (BBC, December 11) But there had been speculation since the weekend that Deneikin would pay for the tragic air crash with his job.
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