Anatoly Khrulyov

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Anatoly Khrulyov
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Anatoly Khrulyov
Born3 June 1955
Naro-Fominsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Russia
Service/branch Russian Ground Forces
Abkhazian Army
Years of service1971–2010
RankColonel general
Commands held58th Army
Battles/wars2008 South Ossetia War

Lieutenant General Anatoly Nikolayevich Khrulyov (Russian: Анатолий Николаевич Хрулёв; Naro-Fominsk, 3 June 1955) is a Russian general who was the commander of the Russian 58th Army from 2006 until his retirement in 2010. He saw service in South Ossetia during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War,[1] in the course of which he was wounded when his military column moving into Tskhinvali was attacked by Georgian forces on 9 August 2008.[2] On 18 May 2015, he was appointed Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces of Georgia's breakaway Republic of Abkhazia,[3] in which position he was succeeded, 3 August 2018, by Major General Vasily Lunyov, also a career Russian officer.[4]


  1. ^ Solovyov, Dmitry (2008-08-09). "Russian general wounded in Georgia's rebel region". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
  2. ^ Abelsky, Paul; Alex Nicholson (2008-08-10). "Russian Ships Steam Toward Georgia as Conflict Grows". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  3. ^ "Russian Gen. Appointed as Chief of Army of Breakaway Abkhazia". Civil Georgia. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Russian General Appointed as Abkhaz Army Chief". Civil Georgia. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.