Russian Defense Ministry announces appointments of the Navy Commander-in-chief and Commander of the Northern Fleet

11:3707 Apr, 2016 1565
Vladimir Korolev. Photo: sputniknews.com

By Decree of the Russian president, Vladimir Korolev has been appointed Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, while vice-admiral Nikolay Evmenov has been appointed Commander of the Northern Fleet, Defense Ministry site says.

It was earlier announced that in February of 2016 Vladimir Chirkov, former Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, resigned due to health reasons. Vladimir Korolev, Commander of the Northern fleet, accepted his functions.

Vladimir Korolev was born on February 1, 1955. Since 1985 he had served in 24th nuclear submarines division of the Northern fleet in Gadjievo. In 1993 he was appointed deputy division commander, then chief of antisubmarine warfare service. In July of 2010 he was appointed commander of the Black Sea fleet but remained in the position for less than a year. Since June 23, 2011 Korolev had been commander of the Northern fleet.

Nikolay Evmenov was born on April 2, 1962. In April-September, 2012 he was in charge of the submarine forces of the Pacific fleet. Then he was appointed first deputy commander of the Northern fleet.