OREANDA-NEWS  Lieutenant General Andrey Mordvichev officially became the commander of the Central Military District (CVO). The change of the head of the Central Administrative District is reported with reference to the data of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (USRLE).

According to the data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Mordvichev took the place of Colonel-General Alexander Lapin.

RBC notes that the appointment of Mordvichev was reported back in January by State Duma deputy Dmitry Sablin.

Previously, Mordvichev commanded the 8th Guards Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District.

On October 29, the CHGTRK "Grozny" TV channel announced the dismissal of Colonel-General Alexander Lapin. The journalists recalled that the general was repeatedly criticized by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, in particular, for leaving the settlement of Krasny Liman.