Anatoliy Nogovitsyn

Anatoliy Alekseevich Nogovitsyn (Russian: Анатолий Алексеевич Ноговицын; 29 April 1952 – 5 November 2019) was a Russian military official. He served as the Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Holding the rank of Colonel General, he was known for being the primary spokesman of the Russian Armed Forces during 2008 South Ossetia War and for warning Poland about the possibility of a nuclear strike on 15 August 2008 after an agreement reached between the United States of America and Poland on 14 August 2008 about hosting part of a US missile defense shield in Poland. President Dmitry Medvedev later played down the nuclear attack threats against Poland.

Anatoliy Nogovitsyn
Birth nameAnatoliy Alekseevich Nogovitsyn
Born(1952-04-29)29 April 1952
Baryshevka, Borodulikha District, Semipalatinsk Oblast, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Died5 November 2019(2019-11-05) (aged 67)
Moscow, Russia
Service/branchGeneral Staff
Russian Air Force
Years of service1973–2012
RankColonel General
AwardsOrder of the Red Star
Order of Military Merit


In 1973 he graduated with honors from Armavir Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots (Russian: Армавирское высшее военное авиационное училище лётчиков). In 2012, he was dismissed, officially for age reasons.[citation needed]

Nogovitsyn died in Moscow on 5 November 2019.[1]


  1. ^ "Умер генерал-полковник Анатолий Ноговицын". RIA News. 2019-05-11.

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