Deinekin, Pyotr Stepanovich
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In 1991, Deinekin became Commander in Chief of the Soviet Air Forces and Deputy Minister of Defense.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Deinekin briefly served as the Commander in Chief of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Air Forces.
The Russian Ministry of Defense was formed in May, 1992 and after a short organizational period Deinekin was made the first Commander in Chief of Russian Air Forces in September, 1992. He served in the post From 1992 to 1997.
- Deinekin, Pyotr Stepanovich at Biografija.ru biography of Deinekin
- Deinekin, Pyotr Stepanovich at National Heroes (Герои Страны) (in Russian)
- Deinekin's Rules: The First Commander in Chief of the Russian Air Forces Turns 70 at Nezavisimaya Gazeta Online (in Russian)