In the Stavropol region, the bodies of the former commander of the 6th Air Army Vladimir Sviridov and his wife Tatyana were found in their own house. According to unofficial information, they died about a week ago, and the death was non-violent. No one has yet given any official comments on the death of the former military man in the region. As Kommersant explained, the investigation is being carried out by the regional FSB Directorate.
The bodies of the general and his wife were discovered on the afternoon of November 15, lying next to each other in bed. The couple lived in their own house in the village of Andzhievsky, which belongs to the city of Mineralnye Vody.
According to one version, the couple could have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, but local Gorgaz specialists, after taking measurements, did not find any excess carbon monoxide in the room.
An examination is currently being carried out to determine the cause of death of Mr. Sviridov and his wife.
Vladimir Sviridov is a native of Mineralnye Vody. In 1979 he graduated from the Stavropol Higher Military Aviation School. He served in the Far Eastern Military District, and in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, where he commanded an aviation unit, after which he was appointed deputy commander, and then commander of an aviation squadron.
In 1992 he graduated from the Yuri Gagarin Air Force Academy, after which he served in the North Caucasus.
In 2002 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and in 2005 he was appointed commander of the 6th Air Force and Air Defense Army, which he headed until 2009. He retired with the rank of lieutenant general and returned to his hometown.
Over the years of service, he mastered more than 10 types of aircraft, was awarded the Order of the Red Star, “For Military Merit,” and had the title “Honored Military Pilot of the Russian Federation.”