According to the official website of the Ministry of defense of Russia, to the post of commander of the Navy was appointed Admiral Vladimir Korolev. The appointment, according to the Ministry, took place in April of 2016.
Since 2011, Korolev was appointed commander of the Northern fleet of Russia. In the Northern fleet Korolev spent most of his career. In 2010 he commanded the black sea fleet, but a year later returned to the North as a commander.
The Queen’s predecessor, Viktor Chirkov March 14, 2016 submitted the official report about resignation on a state of health. At the same time the defense Ministry announced that acting chikova will be the commander of the Northern fleet.
About personnel shifts in the Navy in November of 2015 reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to an informed source. According to him, Chikov had surgery and is undergoing rehabilitation. In January, his Deputy, Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov has confirmed that Chirkov “really had a minor procedure”.