Even after retirement is not entirely fair Sergey Leonidovich continued to work in the military. At first, the Inspector General of the Group of Inspectors General of the Ministry of Defense, and then on the true time — an adviser to the Defense Ministry. Despite the decent age, intensely engaged in public activities, chores veterans of military service.
Last year, when friends and co-workers celebrated the 99th anniversary of the birth of Sergei day or Leonidovich, Marshal Russian Union Dmitry Yazov said through year we have a nice walk on the 100th anniversary of Marshal Sokolov. At that Sergey Leonidovich replied with a grin: I do not celebrate the date of the perineum.