Igor Valentinovich was born in the city of Vyazma in 1956. He began his service in the Armed Forces of the USSR in 1973. Then he entered the Stavropol Higher Military Aviation School for pilots and navigators of air defense and graduated with honors in 1977. After which he studied at the Military Academy of the Soviet Army (currently this educational institution is called the Military Academy of the Ministry of Defense of Russia). In addition, he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
In 1985, Korobov began to serve in military intelligence. For many years he held various posts in the main department of the General Staff. In January 2016, he headed the main department of the General Staff, becoming also the deputy chief of the General Staff. In the same year he was awarded the gold star of the Hero of Russia. In addition to this high award, he deserved others - the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, fourth degree, Order of Courage, Order of Alexander Suvorov, Order of Alexander Nevsky.
His name was among those who were on the sanctions list drawn up by the US Department of State under the Anti-America Opposition Act. That is, Washington accused him of interfering in the American election.
The deceased soldier has a wife and two daughters.
The bright memory of a wonderful man, a faithful son of Russia, a patriot of the Fatherland, Colonel General Igor Korobov, will forever remain in our hearts
- The Ministry of Defense of Russia said in a statement. The Office expressed condolences to his family.
It should be noted that the predecessor of Korobov, Igor Dmitrievich Sergun, died on January 3, 2016 at the age of 58 years. So Korobov did not live up to 63 years. Strikingly early deaths ...