Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made several personnel changes in the middle of the high command of the armed forces. Sacked in store Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin said. Instead of Alexander Postnikov-Streltsov appointed Commander Land Forces Vladimir Chirkin. Postnikov-Streltsov continue to serve in the post of Deputy Chief of the General Staff. A deputy chief of the General Staff last Valery Gerasimov was the commander of the Central Military neighborhood.
Military Viktor Litovkin expert believes that in the main these permutations — Scheduled and last name of the new Air Force Commander is likely to announce in two weeks the new President of the Russian Federation — Vladimir Putin:
— There is no special sensations in the army now adopted the principle of rotation. Commander of the translated first deputy chief of staff — is the current day or fashion.
Individual case — Alexander Zelin said. He was not quite agree with the reforms that were carried out in respect of the Air Force, and read about it openly. However, for all that stipulates that decisions are made as commander in chief and he will do them. But apparently, at some stage of his dissent entered a phase where it is better to quit than to continue to work.
Going Zelina of the presidency in one of the holding companies of the defense-industrial complex — completely normal practice. I do not think it will take a higher ranking position. Faster, become a member of the board of directors or, for example, General Counsel … Experience Zelina, his skill will be needed.
What's all the same for the Commander of Land Forces Postnikov-Streltsov, there is no intrigue there. There is a rotation — Both on the lower level and at the highest. Fasters before that commanded the Trans-Baikal Military District, Siberian Military District … Right now — new girl rotation. Nothing unfortunate not to reshuffle and Valery Gerasimov, which Deputy Chief of the General Staff became the commander of the Central Military neighborhood. Very responsible county, aims to Central Asia. If you look at the map, you will see that on — Afghanistan. There are no hard feelings for the Commander in Chief.
Unfortunately, over the past 20 years, we have grown the commanders who did not spend a huge exercise, can not control the troops. Not everyone knows the theater of military operations across the country. This is one of the reasons why are held constant rotation.
But, in my opinion, not every rotation useful. For example, when changing the control of some of the Head of the General Staff, which served for 2-3 years, that's not entirely true. Though the 2-3 years of service in the General Staff is not enough, that is one hundred percent understand the business, start working perfectly. When a person only comes in taste, is aware of what is going on in his place lead man which also received something to teach … I think that in some places the rotation must be repeated after 3 years, as at present accepted, and after 5-7 years.