Pavel Gravech

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: Russian defense minister under President Boris N. Yeltsin who led troops into Chechnya in the 1990's and was a commander of elite paratroopers from 1981 to 1988 during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from meningitis and encephalitis

 

Born: January 1, 1948

 

Died: September 23, 2012

 

Location: Moscow, Russia