Revised: 13 November
RF Defense Related Agencies and Personnel
·Districts & Fleets
·Branches of Service
RF GENERAL STAFF
General Staff --- KVASHNIN, Anatoliy Vasil'yevich,
Gen Army (<FAN.RU>, 12/28/99).
First Deputy Chief --- BALUYEVSKIY,
Col-Gen. (Krasnaya Zvezda, 11 Oct 97; <SMI.ru>, 20 Feb 02).
First Deputy Chief --- SMIRNOV,
Vasiliy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 8 Sep 01).
Nikolay Poroskov, Vladimir Shpak,
"In the event of the appointment of Kvashin as
Minister the place of the Chief of the General Staff may be occupied by the
current head of military intelligence Col-Gen ValentinKorabel'nikov. Kvashnin and Korabel'nikov
were wounded in the North Caucasus, both were
appointed to their current posts at roughly the same time, after years of
working togther they have drawn close, and often
spend their leisure time together.
They say that their wives are in the same business in the medical
field. The Chief of the GRU is called Kvashnin's "gray eminence." Although, that
title contradicts army tradition. (VremyaNovostey, 02
to adopt new staff structure of Armed Forces supreme command
MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax-AVN) - The Defense Ministry is
getting ready for a new streamlining of the staff structure in the supreme
command of the Armed Forces, a competent source in the ministry told
Interfax-Military News Agency on Wednesday. The upcoming changes go in line
with President Vladimir Putin's demands concerning
reduction of the administration staff and expenses on its maintenance that
were voiced in his recent address to the Federal Assembly (parliament), the
sources said. In accordance with restructuring plans, ranks that correspond
to most posts of generals in the Defense Ministry and General Staff will be
lowered, and some of the posts currently held by generals will be held by
colonels after the reduction. Almost 90 percent of posts of chiefs of main
and central departments in the ministry and General Staff will correspond to
the rank of lieutenant general. Deputy chiefs will hold the rank of major
general. A total number of deputy chiefs will be reduced, the source said.
The new staff structure will start functioning on June 1. In addition to the
Defense Ministry and General Staff, staff restructuring will be effected in commands of armed services, About 200 posts of
generals will be abolished as a result of the reform. © 2002
Interfax-Military News Agency, All rights reserved. News and other data on
this web site are provided for information purposes only, and are not
intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution
of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax-Military News
Agency" (Moscow Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 24 Apr 02).
First Deputy MANILOV, Valeriy, Col-Gen, was retired "due to age" (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 02
Deputy Chief --- SKVORTSOV, Aleksandr, Col-Gen (Krasnaya
Zvezda, 30 Apr 03).
Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations Directorate) --- RUKSHIN, Aleksandr,
Col-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 23 Oct 01; noted as a Col-Gen, ITAR-TASS, 16 Aug
Deputy Chief of Staff (Organizational/Mobilization Directorate) --- SMIRNOV,
VasiliyVasilyevich, Lt-Gen, ("Acting," Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 19 Jul
02; appointed Chief, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 16 Aug 02).
Inspector of the General Staff ---
MOISEYEV, Mikhail, Gen Army, "and member of the governmental commission on
servicemen's social problems" (Interfax, 17 Jul 02).
DIRECTORATE (Department of Information Security) [RF Armed Forces General
- ["Responsible for
information security" (Izvestiya, 08 Nov 01).]
Chief --- KAPLIN, Sergey Vladimirovich, Col
(Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 14 Sep 01).
- ["Сергей Владимирович
Каплин родился 9 мaрта 1957 г. в городе
Валга Эстонской ССР. После окончания в 1978 г. Kраснодарского высшего военного
училища им. С.М. Штеменко служил в авиационной эскадрилье и истребительном
полку ВВС. В 1986 г. закончил штурманский факультет Военно-воздушной
академии им. Ю.А. Гагарина и продолжил службу в авиационном соединении. В
течение ряда лет возглавлял научно-исследовательскую лабораторию
Военно-воздушной академии им. Ю.А. Гагарина. С 1998 г. проходит службу в
Генеральном штабе ВС РФ. С 1998 по 2000 г. руководил отделом по решению
"Проблемы 2000" в ВС РФ. В середине 2000 г. назначен начальником
отдела информационной безопасности в СМИ Генерального штаба ВС РФ.
Кандидат военных наук, старший научный сотрудник" (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 14 Sep 01).]
10th DIRECTORATE (former)
Chief --- MARYUTIN, Vasiliy,Maj-Gen (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 1 Nov 00).
Chief --- DRUZHININ, Fedor,
Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 3 Apr 03).
Airspace Use and Air
Traffic Control Department [Russian Defense Ministry]
Head --- KIZILOV, Mikhail, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 16 Jan 03).
ARMAMENTS, MAIN DIRECTORATE FOR
Chief --- BARANOV, Nikolay, Lieutenant-General (Nezavisimoye
Voyennoye Obozreniye, 15 Aug 03).
- [Previous Chiefs:
- MOSKOVSKIY, Aleksey, Col-Gen, appointed (Rossiyskaya
Gazeta, 30 Mar 01). Moskovskiy: “at the Defense
Ministry, was, in effect, subordinated to Kokoshin,
who was in charge of arms purchases, has a reputation as an intellectual
manager with extensive experience of dealing with government structures,
the militarized agencies, and the military-industrial complex”
(Kommersant-Vlast No. 12, 7 Apr 98 pp
28-30). First Deputy Chief of the
Main Armaments Directorate and Chairman of CIS Military-Technical
Cooperation Committee, (Krasnaya Zvezda 10 Apr 97; 19 Nov 97; Kommersant-Daily, 9 Jun 98). Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
supervising Defense Industry Security Directorate (Russkiy
Telegraf 9 Jun 98).]
- SITNOV, Anatoliy P.,
Col-Gen, appointed March 1994 (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 30 Apr 94; ITAR-TASS, 27 Oct 98; Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 14 April
(Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 31 July 2000).
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, SITNOV: born 1 Dec. 1944 in village of Rybolovo, Moscow Oblast'. Tambov Artillery Technical School with honors (1965). Deputy Chief of artillery systems service of
a motorized-rifle regiment in Moscow MD. Penza Higher Artillery School (1973). Moved from Section
Engineer to Group Chief of a Department of a military unit in Main
Eventually moved to Head of Organizational/Planning Dept. of the
same Directorate. 1968-69 military expert in Afghanistan. Higher
Academic Course of Advanced Command Training at General Staff Academy (1988).
1991 appointed Chief of the Main Missile/Artillery Directorate of USSR
MoD. Sept 1993 appointed Chief of the Main Missile/Artillery Directorate
of RF MoD. Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Missile/Artillery Sciences. (Voyeninform
Military News Bulletin in English, Oct 93; May 94).]
First Deputy Chief (Chairman of CIS
Military-Technical Cooperation Committee) --- OSTAPENKO, Sergey,
Lieutenant-General (Moskovskiy Komsomolets,
26 Jan 01).
1st Deputy Chief was MOSKOVSKIY, Aleksey, Lt-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda 10 Apr
97; 19 Nov 97 p 1).]
Deputy Chief --- BARANOV, N. Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 13 Nov
Deputy Chief --- GAPONOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya
Zvezda, 14 Mar 98).
Deputy Chief --- MIKHEYEV, Vladimir, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 21 Jun 00).
Deputy Chief of a Directorate of the Chief of Armaments --- Rakhmanov,
(NVO 4 Apr 03)
CENTRAL DIRECTORATE FOR
[Responsible for recycling of material from weapons and
military hardware (Izvestiya, 26 Jun 01).]
CONSTRUCTION AND TROOP BILLETING, MAIN
- (Главноe управлениe строительства и расквартирования
войск Минобороны РФ)
Chief --- KOSOVAN,Aleksander,
Col-Gen (FAN.RU, 9 February, 2000;
Tbilisi Prime-News 21 Dec 00).
First Deputy Chief --- AISTOV,
Viktor Fedorovich, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 11 Jan 00; RIA Novosti,
20 Jan 03).
Deputy Chief --- BELOV, Andrey, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya
Zvezda, 26 Jun 01).
Deputy Chief --- GUNKIN, Yuriy,
Major-General (Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 Mar 01).
- [Said to be subordinate to Kosovan A state unitary enterprise (GUP) (Novaya Gazeta 25 Jun 00).]
Operations Directorate (GlavKEU) [Construction and
- [Said to be subordinate to Kosovan. A
state unitary enterprise (GUP) (Novaya Gazeta 25
Chief --- VLASOV,
Viktor Vladimirovich, Col-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye 19 Jan 00; 19
·["Vlasov was born on
October 21, 1950 in the village of Krugloye, Lipetsk
Oblast. After graduation from Voronezh
Engineering-Construction Institute in 1973, he was called up into the Army from
the reserve for two years for the performance of service as an officer. He was a deputy company commander in a
military construction detachment and an associate of the Engineering Work
Directorate (UIR). After his release
from the Army, he worked in civilian industry for two years, and then he once
again voluntarily began military service in February 1977. He performed his
service in various positions in the Baltic Military District. He was chief of a construction sector, chief
of a construction-erection directorate, chief engineer of the Engineering
Work Directorate, chief of the
Engineering Work Directorate, and main engineer of the Baltic Military District
Engineering Work Directorate. From 1991
through 1992 - he was first deputy chief of the Main Special Construction
Directorate. From 1992 through 1996 -
deputy chief of GlavKEU [Main Billeting/Maintenance
Directorate] and, from December 1996 to the present time - its chief. He is a colonel-general. He has been decorated with two orders and
seven medals. He is married and has a
daughter and two sons" (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 19 Jan 00).]
COOPERATION WITH CIS MEMBER-STATES, DIRECTORATE FOR
Deputy Chief --- LATYPOV, Oleg, Maj-Gen (RIA-Novosti, 22 Sep 03).
ECOLOGICAL SAFETY, DIRECTORATE
deputy head of RF Armed Forces (AF) environmental safety, Colonel Aleksey Vetoshkin, announced on September 13 that the RF
Defense Ministry's Ecological Center will serve as the basis for the
establishment of an interdepartmental system of environmental safety of
the RF force structure organizations. It is designed to provide
environmental control in the military facilities, and ensure monitoring of
polluted territories. It will be part of the integrated logistic support
system. The system is to be completed in 2005. ...the integrated system
included also the environmental units and offices of the Internal Troops
of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs [MVD], Federal Border Service
[FPS], Federal Government Communications and Information Agency [FAPSI],
Federal Railroad Troops Service and the Russian Spetsstroy, as well as
some other environmental offices of the force structure departments in the
country." (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 20 Sep 02).]
Chief --- YUNAK, Alevtin, Lt-Gen
(Krasnaya Zvezda, 13 Sep 02; noted as a Lt-Gen, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey,
8 Sep 03).
- Previous Chief ---
ALEKSEYEV, Boris Nikolayevich, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey,
30 May 00; noted as a
Lt-Gen (28 May 01).
Deputy Chief --- VETOSHKIN, Aleksey,
Col (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye,
20 Sep 02; ITAR-TASS, 29 May 03).
Chief --- Afanasyev, Alexander, (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 16
"Dronovskiye" Special Purpose Submarine Unit [UI, Main
- [". . . one of the most classified units of the Defense
Ministry. We will say only a little bit so as not to inflict damage to the
state's interests. This unit is based in one of the bays along the
coastline of one of the northern seas, not far from the home station of
one of the Russian fleets. Actually, this unit is not subordinated to the
fleet, but rather is subordinated
directly to one of the main directorates of the General Staff. The name of this unit is not known to very many
in the fleet. They know that it has special-purpose nuclear
submarines" (Versiya, 17 April 2001).]
Flight Safety Service
Chief --- SOLNTSEV, Sergey, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Sep 03).
Chief Inspector --- BAKUSHEV, Anatoly, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 15 Jun 01).
FOOD, CENTRAL F. DIRECTORATE
Chief --- PETRICHENKO, Anatoliy Petrovich,
Maj-Gen (Armeyskiy Sbornik,
- [Petrichenko was born on 18 February
1952 in the city of Lozovaya, Kharkov Oblast.
He graduated from the Volsk Higher
Military Rear Services School in 1972, and from the Military Academy of
Rear Services and Transport in 1981. He underwent military service in the
positions of chief of food supply of a regiment in the Central Group of
Forces, chief of food supply of regiment in the Odessa Military District,
senior inspecting officer, senior officer for mobilization work,
department chief and deputy chief of food service of the Turkestan Military District, chief of the 2d
Department of the Central Food Directorate of the USSR Ministry of
Defense, deputy chief of the 1st Directorate of the Central Food Service
of the CIS Armed Forces, deputy chief of the 1st Directorate of the
Central Food Service of the RF Ministry of Defense, and chief of the 1st
Directorate and deputy chief of the Central Food Directorate of the RF
Ministry of Defense. Since 1998 he has been serving as chief of the
Central Food Service of the RF Ministry of Defense. He took part in combat
activities in Afghanistan and in the Chechen Republic (Armeyskiy Sbornik, Jul 2000).]
Military-Memorial Center of
the RF Armed Forces
Chief --- KIRILIN, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Nezavisimoye
Voyennoye Obozreniye, 22 Feb 02).
Military Science Committee
- " in 2003 the Russian
Defense Ministry will pass to a unified system of control of military
research in the Armed Forces. Alongside with the Military Science
Committee of the General Staff, similar committees will be launched in
arms of service and regional and central directorates of the Defense
Ministry" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 8 Jan 03).
--- CHERNOV, Vladimir, (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 03 Dec 03).
(ФПСУ России Федерального управления
авиационно-космического поиска и спасания при Минобороны России ) (Krasnaya Zvezda, 7 August 03).
Trade, Main T. Directorate (ГУТ Минобороны РФ)
Chief --- SPIRIDONOV, Viktor Vasil'yevich, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 9 Feb 01; noted as
a Maj-Gen, 14
TROOP SERVICES AND THE
SAFTEY OF MILITARY SERVICE, DIRECTORATE FOR
- (Управление службы войск и
безопасности военной службы)
Deputy Chief --- MOISEYENKO, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (<strana.ru>, 27 Feb 01).
TRANSPORT COMMUNICATIONS, CENTRAL DIRECTORATE FOR (ЦУП ВОСО)
Chief --- SOKOLOV, G., Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 DEC 00).
Deputy Chief --- MOISEYENKO, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 9 Feb 01).
- (Veterinariya, 31 Jul 02).