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Yevgeny Ivanovich Shaposhnikov
February 3, 1942(1942-02-03)
Place of birth Bolshoi Log, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Allegiance  Soviet Union,  Russia
Service/branch Soviet Air Force
Years of service 1963-1994
Rank Marshal of Aviation
Commands held Soviet Air Force, CIS Air Forces
Awards Order of the Red Star
Other work CEO of Aeroflot
Shapooshnikov is 2nd from right.

Yevgeny Ivanovich Shaposhnikov (Russian: Евгений Иванович Шапошников) (born February 3, 1942 in Rostov Oblast) is a Russian military leader and business figure, Marshal of Aviation (1991).

Shaposhnikov was born on a farm near Aksai in Rostov Oblast Russia. He graduated from the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School in 1963 and the Gagarin Air force Academy in 1969.

In 1987-1988, Yevgeny Shaposhnikov was the air force commander of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (16th Air Army?). In July of 1990, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Soviet Air Force. In August - December 1991, Yevgeny Shaposhnikov held the post of Minister of Defence of Soviet Union. In 1992 - 1993, he was commander-in-chief of the CIS Armed Forces. In June - September 1993, Yevgeny Shaposhnikov held the post of the secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. In January 1994, he became a representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the main arms-exporting company Rosvooruzhenie, in November 1995 - March 1997 he was the CEO (General Director) of Aeroflot airline company. He has been employed as an adviser of the President of the Russian Federation on matters of aviation and space exploration since March 1997.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dmitry Yazov
Minister of Defence of Soviet Union
Succeeded by
Post Dissolved
Konstantin Kobetz as Defense Minister of the Russian Federation
Preceded by
Marshal of Aviation Alexandr Yefimov
Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet and Russian Air Forces
Succeeded by
Petr Deykhin
Preceded by
Yury Skokov
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Succeeded by
Oleg Lobov


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