This is evidenced by a presidential decree published on the portal of legal information.

“To appoint Colonel-General Viktor N. Strigunov as First Deputy Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of Russia - the Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of Russia, relieving him of his post,” the document says.

On January 22, the president signed a decree appointing the former plenipotentiary representative of the head of state in the North Caucasus Federal District, Alexander Matovnikov, as deputy commander in chief of the ground forces.