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Konstantin Sidenko

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Konstantin Semyonovich Sidenko (Russian: Константин Семёнович Сиденко) is a Russian admiral of the Eastern Military District of Russia who supported the Bering Strait Swim of 2013. He is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Bering Strait Swim "Chukotka - Alaska 2013".

Military Career[edit]

Admiral Sidenko is the commander of the Eastern Military District from 2010 to 2013. He is a Russian admiral and a recipient of Order of Military Merit and Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR.

Sidenko was born on 2 February 1953 in Khabarovsk. He graduated from Pacific Higher Naval School which was honourably named after S.O. Makarov in 1975. Later on, in 1989, he graduated from the Naval Academy after which he served on the Pacific Fleet as deputy commander in charge of submarines. Five years later he graduated from the Russian Military Academy of the General Staff and became chief of staff for both Submarine Flotilla and of Squadron. He continued with that position through June 2000 when he became commander of the NETF. In April 2002 Sidenko became first deputy commander of the Pacific Fleet itself and in May 2006 became commander of the Baltic Fleet. In December 2007 he was promoted to the commander of the Pacific Fleet and in July 2010 became commander-in-chief of the Eastern Military District. As of December 29, 2010 under Decree of the Russian President Sidenko was appointed as commander at the same place.

Bering Strait Swim[edit]

The Bering Strait Swim and its 121 swimmers and support crew received the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year award.

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