Former commander of the 6th Army of the Russian Air Force and Air Defense, Vladimir Sviridov, was found dead in his home in Stavropol Krai, media in Russia reported. The cause of death is unknown. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Security Service.
“The bodies of 68-year-old Vladimir Sviridov and his 72-year-old wife were found on Wednesday afternoon in their house in the town of Adzhievsky (near the town of Mineralnye Vody in the Stavropol Krai – ed.). According to preliminary information, the couple died about a week ago,” the channel reported. Telegram base.
Information about the general’s death was also reported by propaganda media, including the RIA Novosti agency and the “Izvestia” daily.
Causes of death unknown
“According to unofficial information, the couple’s death was not a result of violence. No one has made any official comments on this matter yet. The investigation is being conducted by the regional board of the Federal Security Service,” the Kommersant daily portal reported. He reported that “the bodies of the general and his wife were lying next to each other in bed.”
“According to one version, the couple could have died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, but local specialists, after taking measurements, did not find any excess of it in the room,” wrote “Kommersant.”
Commander of the 6th Army of the Russian Air Force and Air Defense
Sviridov was born in the city of Mineralnye Vody. In the late 1980s, he graduated from the military aviation school in Stavropol. He served in the Far Eastern Military District, as well as in a group of Soviet troops in Germany.
From 2005 to 2009, Sviridov commanded the 6th Army of the Russian Air Force and Air Defense.
The Russian section of Radio Svoboda reported that soldiers of this formation are taking part in war in Ukraine. Sviridov did not publicly comment on the armed invasion Russia to Ukraine, it is also not known whether he participated in the armed conflict in any form, an independent radio station reported.
Kommersant, Radio Swoboda, tvn24.pl