Oligarchs Deaths

Russian Ex General Alexei Maslov Died Suddenly After Putin Cancelled Factory Trip on 24 December 2022

Alexei Maslov, a retired Russian general who served as Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces from 2004 to 2008 and Russia’s chief military representative to NATO, died unexpectedly in Moscow on 24 December 2022 at the age of 69.

“The management of JSC Concern Uralvagonzavod reports with deep sadness that today, at 8:20 a.m. at the M.N. Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital, Alexei Fyodorovich Maslov suddenly died at the age of 69,” the company said in a statement.

There has been no explanation given for the death of Alexei Maslov, who reportedly died in Moscow at the N.N. Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital, over 1,000 miles west of the Uralvagonzavod plant where he worked. Russian President Vladimir Putin was supposed to visit the tank manufacturing plant on Christmas Eve. Putin then suddenly cancelled his visit even as his convoy was in place and the roads had been cleared of snow.

Alexei Maslov Death Cause? What Do We Know ?

A Russian Telegram channel said that General Alexei Maslov, 69, suddenly fell ill and died on Christmas Day just after Putin cancelled his visit to the tank firm where he worked in Uralvagonzavod. No reason was given for the cancellation Maslov was not known to have any health problems before his sudden death.

General Alexei Maslov death comes days after Alexander Buzakov, 65, General Director of Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg ,in charge of submarine building also suddenly died.

Details on his cause of death have not been disclosed. Alexei Maslov died at 8:20 a.m. at the M.N. Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital.

Uralvagonzavod plant in Nizhny Tagil has been criticised by the Kremlin for failing to produce sufficient new tanks for the war in Ukraine. 

The sudden death of Alexei Maslov occurred just two days after President Putin abruptly cancelled his first visit to the Uralvagonzavod tank factory since 2019. Putin was scheduled to fly into Yekaterinburg before heading to Nizhny Tagil to meet with workers at the factory, where employees have reportedly been working long hours to fulfill orders for the war in Ukraine.

Biography of Alexei Maslov

Alexei Maslov was born on 23 September 1953 in Panskoye, Kursk region.

  • 1984: Graduated from the Military Academy of the Armed Forces named after Marshal Malinovsky with honors
  • 1984: Became deputy commander of a tank regiment
  • 1986: Became commander of a tank regiment
  • 1988: Became deputy commander of a tank division in Czechoslovakia
  • 1990: Became deputy commander of a tank division in the Volga-Urals military district
  • 1994: Led the 15th Guards Mozyr Tank Division in the Ural Military District
  • 1995: Received the rank of Major General
  • 1998: Graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces
  • 1998: Appointed Deputy Commander of the Trans-Baikal Military District for combat training
  • 1999: Headed the Directorate of Combat Training at the headquarters of the Siberian Military District
  • 2001: Received the rank of Lieutenant General
  • 2001: Commanded the 57th army corps in the Siberian military district
  • 2003: Became chief of staff and first deputy commander of the North Caucasian Military District
  • 2004: Received the rank of Colonel General
  • 2004: Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation
  • 2006: Conferred the rank of General of the Army
  • 2008: Appointed as the main military representative of the Russian Federation to NATO in Brussels
  • 2011: Transferred to the reserve
  • 2022: Died suddenly at the main military clinical hospital in Moscow at the age of 69

Alexei Maslov Death Conspiracy Theories Explored

Alexei Maslov had the means and experience to launch a coup d’état. He was a former commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Forces and Russia’s military representative to NATO. He had connections in the West who could have helped him negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine. Internally, he still had a strong following of loyal subordinates. As the Russian military representative to NATO, General Alexei Maslov would have had contacts in the West, including foreign intelligence services, who might have supported his attempt to overthrow Putin.

The combination of these factors may have been too much for the FSB and the KGB. The Uralvagonzavod tank plant would have given Maslov and any co-conspirators a tactical advantage. It is possible that something alerted the FSB to a threat, making Putin’s trip to the plant too risky. This may be why Alexei Maslov “suddenly died.”

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Alexander Subbotin 

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