12 June 2012, 16:47

Yelena Knyazeva becomes Russia's second woman general

Yelena Knyazeva becomes Russia's second woman general

Yelena Knyazeva, who is deputy chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Department for International Military Cooperation, has been promoted to the rank of general.

Yelena Knyazeva, who is deputy chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Department for International Military Cooperation, has been promoted to the rank of general.

She became Russia’s first woman general in almost two decades and second after woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who was bestowed the rank of the Major General Lieutenant of the Air Force in the middle of the 90s.

RIA

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