On May 8, 2019, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Admiral Nikolay Evmenov as Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.
Admiral Evmenov, 57, replaced Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, 64, who was appointed the Navy commander in 2016. The new chief of the Navy is a career submariner. He spent most of his career in the Pacific Fleet before becoming Chief of Staff and then the commander of the Northern Fleet.
SouthFront has repeatedly covered and analyzed issues with the Russian Navy.
Over the past years, the Navy’s leadership has not been able fully solve the appointed tasks as well as cope with all the security challenges faced by Russia. The decision of the Russian top leadership to change the commander-in-chief may be seen as another confirmation to the provided analysis.
According to experts, the inability of the previous commander-in-chief to ensure a proper coordination between the military-industrial complex and the Navy. This created a situation when both the Navy and enterprises of the military-industrial complex were trying to put responsibility for the established situation on each other.