[N.B. The term "procuracy"
and "procurator" is used throughout, since the functions and operations
of this agency differ markedly from the US
concept of a "prosecutor".]
MAIN MILITARY PROCURACY [Procuracy General]
Military Procuracy of the USSR Armed Forces was turned over to the USSR Procurator
General, Trubin, in October of 1991 following the attempted
coup d'etat. " (Moscow All-union Radio First Program Radio- 1 Network in Russian
1500 GMT 29 Oct 91.) According to USSR Deputy General Procurator Yanis
DZENITIS military law-enforcement organs were to be removed from the Ministry of
Defense and become fully independent. The
Main Military Procurator's Office was to be transformed into the Main Directorate
to Supervise the Implementation of Laws in the Armed Forces under the USSR General Procurator. (Moscow IZVESTIYA
5 Nov 91 Union Edition p 8.) The name of this agency was changed from "Main
Directorate for Supervision over Fulfillment of the Laws in Armed Forces" back
to "Main Military Procuracy" as of August 1994 (Krasnaya Zvezda 26 Aug
94 p 1).]
of December 16, 1998 – Main Military Procuracy is to “exercise supervision
over the Federal Security Service”
(RIA, 16 Dec 98).
Main Military Procurator --- SAVENKOV, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, Lieutenant-General
of Justice (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Sep 02; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 10 Jan 03).
- [Previous Main Military Procurator,
KISLITSYN, Mikhail, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 7 Jul 00; 18 Jan 02), "asked
for resignation for health reasons" (ITAR-TASS, 14 Jun 02). "Кислицын родился в 1950 году в деревне Огородники Слуцкого
района Минской области (Белоруссия). Окончил Опочецкое
зенитно-ракетное училище противовоздушной обороны (1970), военно-юридический
факультет Военно-политической академии имени Ленина (1977). Работал следователем,
занимал различные должности в прокуратурах Дальневосточного и Сибирского военных
округов, был первым заместителем, а затем - военным прокурором Балтийского
флота. В мае 1993 года был назначен прокурором Московского военного округа.
Кандидат юридических наук, заслуженный юрист Российской Федерации." (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 7 Jul 00).
- [Previous Prcurator
General, CHAIKA, Yuriy, retried (ITAR-TASS, 9 Aug 99).
Procurator General, SKURATOV, Yuriy Il'ich, was suspended from office by President Yeltsin
on 2 April 1999., (Trud
25 Oct 95 pp 1-2). (RIA 1302 GMT 16 Dec 98). BIOGRAPHICAL
INFORMATION, SKURATOV: born in 1952.
Graduated with distinction from the
Sverdlovsk Juridical Institute. In 1977 became a candidate and 10 years later
a doctor [of juridical sciences]. Worked as a teacher and holds the rank of
professor. From 1989 through 1991 worked
as a consultant and Deputy Head of the CPSU Central Committee Department for
Legislative Initiatives and Legal Questions, and then as a consultant in Russia's
security services, from where he was discharged into the reserve with the rank
of Colonel. In 1993 headed the Russian
Federation General Procurator's Office Research Institute Into Problems of Strengthening Legality and Law and Order.
Member of the General Procurator's Office
Collegium. Around 100 published scientific
works. The draft Law on the Prosecutor's
Office and Russia's Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure were
prepared with his direct involvement. "His colleagues describe him as someone
noted for his principledness in defending a position
and committed to collective methods of work." (Trud
25 Oct 95 pp 1-2).]
- [Previous Main Military Procurator was DEMIN,
Yuriy, Lt-Gen Just, (Russian Television Network 9
Dec 98; Itar-Tass, 16 Dec 98).]
Procurator, PANICHEV, Valentin Nikolayevich, Col-Gen Just resigned over an investigation of his office.
(Ekho Moskvy, 26 Mar 97). First Noted
(Krasnaya Zvezda 8 Oct 92 p 3). Noted as a Lt-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda 24 Sep
94 p 1). Noted as a Col-Gen, (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 11 Oct 96 p 2; Rossiyskiye
Vesti 2 Apr 97 p 2). BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PANICHEV: born in
1941 in Vologda Oblast. Worked in prosecutor's office organs after
graduating from Leningrad State University Legal Faculty in 1967. Prosecutor of Pskov and Rostov Oblasts. Chief
military prosecutor since 1992. (Krasnaya Zvezda 24 Nov 95 p 2). Said to be an opponent of Baturin “...What is the reason for the unsinkable
quality of the modest Colonel-General who has survived four of Russia's prosecutor generals? An executive at the office of the procurator-general,
who requested to remain anonymous, had the following answer: "He's a nobody. Just an
empty space. He doesn't get in anyone's
way, he is good for everybody. He will
go a long way if he is not stopped in time." (ARGUMENTY I FAKTY No. 29
Jul 96 (Signed to Press 16 Jul 96, p8).]
First Deputy Chief --- NOSOV, Grigoriy,
Lt-Gen Just, (Noted as a Maj-Gen, Krasnaya Zvezda 8 Oct
92 p 3). (Noted as a Lt-Gen, Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 31 Mar
94; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 28 June).
First (?) Deputy Chief ---
SAVENKOV, Alexander, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey, 4 Mar 02; Moskovskiy Komsomolets,
4 Feb 02; ITAR-TASS, 30 Apr 02). (Noted as Col-Gen, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey,
18 Jan 02).
Main Military Procuracy is undergoing such rapid changes that the news agencies
keep tripping over their own reports. Reported
personnel changes are suddenly refuted or turn out to apply to completely different
people. The only certainty is that former Military
Prosecutor Aleksandr SAVENKOV of the Moscow Military District has replaced
Yuriy YAKOVLEV as the first deputy chief military
prosecutor. ... Pursuant to an order that has already been signed, Yuriy Petrovich's [Yakovlev's] seat will now be occupied by Major General
Aleksandr Savenkov, the former military prosecutor
of the Moscow Military District. General Savenkov
is quite young--just 40, but he is also quite experienced in his field. He
graduated from the Military Law School of the Moscow Military Institute and
went to work in Siberia. Before he ended up in the procuracy of the Moscow Military District (where, incidentally,
he replaced current Chief Military Prosecutor Mikhail Kislitsyn),
Aleksandr Savenkov headed the military procuracy of the Siberian Military District." (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 4 Feb
Deputy Chief (?) --- YAKOVLEV, Yuriy,
Lt-Gen Just, (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye No. 1, 9-15 Jan 98).
General Yuriy Yakovlev
was in charge of investigations in the GVP [Main Military Procuracy]. He
just recently went on board the nuclear-powered submarine "Kursk" with Prosecutor General Ustinov. Now
he has been dismissed as the head of investigations and transferred to the
Procuracy General, where he will head the office overseeing the Main Penal
Administration. The official reason for the transfer is Yakovlev's age: Yuriy Yakovlev will turn 55 in
February. This probably is not the real reason for the
"demotion" of the GVP's chief investigator,
however. Some people say Yakovlev has had frequent disagreements with his superiors
over the investigation of some highly publicized
criminal cases, and his superiors are sick and tired of this. That
is why Yakovlev was quietly transferred to the Procuracy
General, from which he probably will go into retirement just as quietly."
4 Feb 02).]
Deputy Chief --- IVANOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 31 Jan 01 P
1; Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 16 Aug
Deputy Chief --- GAVETO, Stanislav,
Lt-Gen Just, (Krasnaya Zvezda, 29 Dec
94; Segodnya, 28 Mar 95; Noted as a Lt-Gen, last name spelled as GAVETON, (Interfax
27 Mar 97).
Assistant to the Chief --- BAGRAYEV, Yuriy, (Trud, 2 Apr 97).
Deputy Chief --- ROMASHKO, Anatoliy, (Krasnaya
Zvezda 19 Apr 01).
Corruption and Economic Crimes, Department
for Combating [Main Military Procuracy]
be established (Russian Television Network 1100 GMT 9 Dec 98).]
Chief --- SUTORMIN, Gennadiy, Maj-Gen, (ITAR-TASS 1430
GMT 23 Nov 92). (Krasnaya Zvezda 16 Aug 94 p
Chief --- SAMSUYEV, Vladimir, ?-Gen
(Moskovskiy Komsomoletsk, 18
Former Strategic Missile Troops Deputy Procurator (Moskovskiy
Komsomoletsk, 18 Apr 02).]
Chief, SHEIN, Viktor Stepanovich, Major-General (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 18 Jul
01 PP 1,4 ), was transfered to a lesser post, apparently
as a result of having pursued charges against Deputy Finance Minister Vavilov, in connection with the trial of Col-Gen Georgiy Oleynik for malfeasance
18 Apr 02).]
Deputy Chief --- MAYOROV, Andrey Alfredovich (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 18 Jul 01 PP 1,4 ).
- [Mayorov headed of the investigation group handling the
Kursk case (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 18 Jul 01 PP 1,4 ).]
Investigation of Premeditated Murders, Acts of Gangsterism,
and Crimes Committed by Organized Groups, Department for [Main Military Procuracy]
- (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 11 Oct
96 p 2).
Zvezda 16 Jan 92 1st ed p 2).
Chair --- PETUKHOV, Nikolay,
Lt-Gen (Just) (Moskovskaya Pravda, 17 Apr 03).
is also Deputy Chair of the Supreme Court.
Moscow MD Procurator --- [?]
- [Previous chief procurator SAVENKOV, Aleksandr, Maj Gen, was appointed First [?]
Deputy Chief Military Procurator (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 4 Feb 02). See above under Main Military
Military Procurator --- ALEKSEYEV, Sergey,
Major General of Justice. Appointed, (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 31 Jan 01 P
- ["Alekseyev was first deputy military
prosecutor of the capital for two years (1994 and 1995). He was then appointed to the post of prosecutor
of the Volga Military District, and has now returned to Moscow. Sergey Alekseyev graduated from the Irkutsk
State University Law Faculty and has been working in the organs of justice
for more than 20 years now. He has served
in Ivanovo, in the Transbaykal region, and even in Baykonur. Sergey
Alekseyev was military prosecutor in Potsdam when the Western Group of Forces was in Germany. Major General
Alekseyev was appointed to the post of Moscow city military prosecutor by order of the general
prosecutor 25 December 2000. However,
he has assumed his duties a month later because of urgent tasks at his previous
place of work -- the Volga Military District" (Moskovskiy
Komsomolets 31 Jan 01 P 1).]
Oversight Directorate of the Investigative
Offices [Main Military Procuracy]
Chief --- MEREZHKO, Konstantin, Maj-Gen Just, (Krasnaya
Zvezda 28 Jan 99).
- [Previous Chief was YAKOVLEV, Yuriy, Maj-Gen Just, (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 27 Feb 97 p 1).]
Supervision of the Execution
of Laws on Federal Security, Office of [Main Military Procuracy]
--- ANISIMOV, Nikolay, Maj-Gen
Just, (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 14
Mar 97 p 6).