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    Russian Military Intelligence Agency Chief Dies

    General Igor Korobov was hailed as a “true son of Russia” after the 62-year-old GRU chief died yesterday of “a serious and long illness.” The GRU was blamed by many Western countries for orchestrating the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the U.K. in March — but the failure of that attack, which Skripal survived, led some to speculate about Korobov’s fate. His predecessor also died unexpectedly in 2016. The GRU is believed to carry out the Kremlin’s covert military operations abroad, including in eastern Ukraine and U.S. elections.

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