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Admiral of the Fleet Vladimir Vasilyevich Masorin (Russian: Владимир Васильевич Масорин) (born August 24, 1947) is a retired Russian admiral who commanded the Caspian Flotilla in 1996-2002 and the Black Sea Fleet in 2002-2005. In September 2005, he was appointed the Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy amid serious allegations of decline in Russian naval standards.

Kommersant speculated that Admiral Masorin was a temporary appointment until the new Chief of the Main Naval Staff, appointed at the same time, took command of the Navy.

Masorin completed the Black Sea Fleet Nakhimov academy in 1970. He seved as Prinipal warfare officer on the Kashin class destroyer Smyshleny of the Northern Fleet. In 1977 he completed additional officer training and became second in command of the destroyer Ognevoy. In 1980 he became commander of the Sovremenny class destroyer Otchayanny and in 1983 Masorin became chief of staff of the Northern Fleet's destroyer squadron. After completing the Higher Naval Academy Masorin was promoted to comander of the Northern Fleet's destroyer squadron.

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