Chief General Staff Armed Forces Gen. Nikolai Makarov presented the executive staff of the Head of the Land Forces Command (DS) and the commanders of the new chief of the Ground Forces. Decree of the President of the Russian Federation appointed to this post Gen.-Colonel Vladimir Chirkin, who commanded the troops of the Central Military previously neighborhood.
The presentation ceremony and presentation of the Standard in Moscow, in the building of the Military Training and Research Centre NE "Combined Military Academy of the Russian Armed Forces" in the process started immediately collecting commanders ST.
In his own speech, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, described by Colonel-General Chirkina as a competent commander, who owns a broad strategic thinking and having a great combat experience. He expressed confidence that the Gen.-Colonel Chirkin can exercise the highest prof properties, to achieve effective implementation of the objectives, and wished newcomer Chief assertiveness and success in addressing them.
In closing ceremony Chief of Staff thanked for their work Gen.-Colonel Alexander Postnikov, dismissal of the chief of the Ground Forces and appointed Deputy Chief General Staff Armed Forces, and praised its results. "This is a military spec, which owns a good prof preparation and multilateral knowledge" — said General Nikolai Makarov.