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General Pavel GRACHEV

Minister of Defence

General Pavel GRACHEV, Russian Minister of Defence.

Background

GRACHEV, General Pavel was born on January 1, 1948 in Rvy, Tula Oblast, USSR.

Education

Ryazan Air Landing Force University, 1969. Frunze Military Academy, 1981. Academy of the General Staff, 1990.

Career

Deputy commander, Air Landing Forces of the USSR, 1990-1991, commander, since 1991. First deputy minister of defence, minister of defence, 1992. Commander, regiment of landing forces in Afghanistan, 1982-1983.

Commander, division of landing forces, 1985-1988.