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Putin appointed new chief of staff
Lieutenant General Yevgeny Nikiforov became the chief of staff - the first deputy commander of the troops of the Eastern Military District (BBO) by decree of the president. Prior to this appointment, he was deputy commander of the troops of the Western Military District (ZVO).
Yevgeny Nikiforov was born in the Chita Region, graduated from the Ussuriisk Suvorov Military School, Kolomensk Higher Artillery Command School, General Arms Academy of the RF Armed Forces. According to the press service of the BBO, from 1991 to 2010, he served in command posts of the Far Eastern Military District.
He also commanded the Guards Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District and the Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District. Since February last year, he was deputy commander of the troops of the Western Military District.