Police detain third suspect in Catalonia terror attacksWorld August 18, 9:49
Syrian army encircles terrorists near strategic city of AkerbatMilitary & Defense August 18, 9:05
Spanish police confirm four terrorists shot dead in CambrilsWorld August 18, 5:56
Russian nuclear submarine successfully test fires Kalibr cruise missileMilitary & Defense August 18, 5:40
Citizens of 18 countries suffered in Barcelona terror attackWorld August 18, 3:07
Russian cosmonauts successfully complete spacewalkScience & Space August 18, 2:37
Reuters: At least 100 people injured in Barcelona terror attackWorld August 18, 0:57
Krasnodar FC beats Crvena Zvezda 3:2 in Europa League play-off first leg matchSport August 17, 22:45
Putin offers condolences to King of Spain over Barcelona attackRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 17, 22:37
On September 23, former Russian Defence Minister, first General of Army Pavel Grachev died at the age of 65 years. Grachev was hospitalized 11 days ago.
Pavel Grachev was brought in heavy condition to the Vishnevsky military hospital overnight to September 12. The former Defence Minister Grachev presumably suffered a heavy hypertensive crisis. The diagnoses of intestinal poisoning or stroke were considered as well. However, the doctors did not disclose any diagnosis officially. General Grachev died at 14:40 Moscow time on Sunday at the hospital.
Grachev occupied the post of the Russian defence minister from 1992 to 1996, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily reported. “Grachev was a general of his times. He had to reform the Soviet Army to match the tasks of independent Russia and this was a very heavy burden,” Chairman of the State Duma Defence Committee Vladimir Komoedov told the news agencies. He noted that General Grachev succeeded to preserve the army and not to ruin it.
The general left the widow, two sons, grandson Pavel Grachev, the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported. He was awarded with eight military orders and the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union. He has also made a good deal of mistakes that are already in the past. Probably those, who are still grateful to him that they came back from Afghanistan alive, live now. The article in the newspaper is titled, “I regret that I agreed to become the defence minister.”