Why hasn’t the head of state been promoted to general? On the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, journalists asked this question to the press secretary.
Indeed, at the time of his election as president in 2000, Vladimir Putin was already a reserve colonel. And since then he has been in the same rank.
“Surely the president has earned this title many times, but this is not a priority for him,” he replied Dmitry Peskov… – He works as president, and he has a lot to do. He is not a career officer, he focuses on other issues. ” Journalists asked what rank Peskov himself had. “Senior Lieutenant,” he said.
On the eve of the holiday, Putin signed a decree conferring 62 general and admiral ranks. The promotion was awarded to officers of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies.