Igor Korobov

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Colonel general Igor Valentinovich Korobov (Russian: И́горь Валенти́нович Ко́робов, 3 August 1956 – 21 November 2018) was a Russian intelligence officer. He was the Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Russia's military intelligence agency from 2016 until his death in 2018. Korobov was born in Vyazma, a town in Russia's Smolensk Oblast.[1]

On 29 December 2016, Korobov was one of the individuals sanctioned by the United States Department of the Treasury for "malicious cyber-enabled activities" threatening the national security of the United States.[2]

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Korobov died on 21 November 2018 after a long and serious illness in Moscow at the age of 62.[3][4][5]

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  1. Office of Foreign Assets Control (December 29, 2016). "Issuance of Amended Executive Order 13694; Cyber-Related Sanctions Designations". United States Department of the Treasury. Archived from the original on December 29, 2016. KOROBOV, Igor (a.k.a. KOROBOV, Igor Valentinovich); DOB 03 Aug 1956; nationality Russia; Passport 100119726 (Russia); alt. Passport 100115101 (Russia); Chief of GRU (individual) [CYBER2] (Linked To: MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE).
  2. Sanger, David E. "Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking". The New York Times. Retrieved December 29, 2016. Mr. Obama used that order to immediately impose sanctions on four Russian intelligence officials: Igor Valentinovich Korobov, the current chief of a military intelligence agency, the G.R.U., and three deputies: Sergey Aleksandrovich Gizunov, the deputy chief of the G.R.U.; Igor Olegovich Kostyukov, a first deputy chief, and Vladimir Stepanovich Alekseyev, also a first deputy chief of the G.R.U.
  3. Умер начальник ГУ ГШ РФ Игорь Коробов tvzvezda.ru, 22 November 2018.
  4. "Источник: умер начальник Главного управления Генштаба ВС РФ Игорь Коробов". TASS. 22 November 2018.
  5. "Russian military intelligence GRU chief dies after 'serious illness' – MoD".