The former First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Valery Manilov, died at the age of 84 after a long illness, T writes with reference to Nikolai Deryabin, a representative of the Russian Military Leaders Club.
According to Deryabin, Manilov died at the Central Military Clinical Hospital named after P. V. Mandryk. The former deputy head of the General Staff will be buried on July 3 at the military memorial cemetery in Mytishchi.
Manilov was born in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine in the family of a captain-border guard who participated in the Great Patriotic War. He graduated from the Odessa Higher Combined Arms Command School, the Military-Political Academy named after. Lenin and the Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR. Manilov worked in the apparatus of the USSR Ministry of Defense since 1978. In 1992, he became the head of the information department of the Joint Armed Forces (JAF) of the CIS, then worked as an istant secretary and deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. The colonel-general received the post of First Deputy Chief of the General Staff in September 1996 and worked in this post until June 2001, after which he was dismissed and dismissed from the RF Armed Forces by presidential decree with the official motivation “by age.” In the 2000s, Manilov worked in the Federation Council from the administration of Primorsky Krai.
Manilov was awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” IV degree (2001), orders “For Military Merit”, the Red Star, “For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR” 3rd degree, medals, several awards of foreign states.