Capt 1 rank Oleg Zhurayev was appointed commander of Baltic Fleet (BF) Leningrad Naval Base by presidential decree issued on Dec 22, 2011.
BF Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk introduced the new commander to the base officers on Jan 23, 2012 in Kronshtadt Officers’ Club.
Prior to the appointment, Zhurayev was holding the position of BF Baltiysk Naval Base Deputy Commander.
Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov who previously headed Leningrad Naval Base was appointed Black Sea Fleet Commander in June 2011.
Naval Today Staff , January 25, 2012; Image: rusnavy