The media learned about the new commander of the Russian forces in Syria

The publication notes that Zhuravlev was appointed in responsible and challenging time, when the radical Islamists are almost continuous attack on the positions of government troops near Palmyra.

Protection Palmyra Russian military sources, the newspaper called a “critically important”.

General Zhuravlev from September 2015, was chief of staff of the group, after the transfer of the former commander of Alexander Dvornikov in the leadership of the armed forces acting in Syria.