• [Baranov was Commander of the Ural MD (Lenta.ru, 31 Mar 00).]

Deputy Commander --- STOLYAROV, Aleksandr, ?-Gen (NTV, 13 Nov 03).

Main Staff

Chief of the Main Staff ---  TKACHEV, Nikolay, Col-General (Krasnaya Zvezda, 22 Jan 03). Promoted to Col-Gen (Interfax, 22 Feb 03)

2nd Air and Air Defense Army

2nd Combined-Arms Army

[In process of being organized, while Volga and Ural MDs are being combined (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 16 Jul 01 ).  Officially established on September 1, 2001 (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 22 Jan 02).]

["Among the Army's principal objectives is coverage of the strategically important Central Asian theater of operations" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey,  9 Jan 02).

[HQ in Samara. First major CPX began 13 March 2002.  "The aim of the exercise is to practice cooperation between military control bodies in preparing and  conducting military operations with the goal to rebuff an aggression of a possible enemy in the course of a border conflict" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 11 Mar 02).]

Commander --- VERBITSKIY, Alexey, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 24 Sep 01; 11 Mar 02).

Aviation [2nd Army]

Chief --- Srebryakov, Aleksandr, Major-General  (Samara, Soldat Otechestva, 22 Feb 03).

27th Motorized-Rifle Division [2nd Combined-Arms Army]

81st Motorized Rifle Regiment, Samara [27th MRD]
  • (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey , 05 Mar 01; 21 Jan 03).
152nd Tank Regiment
  • (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 13 Sep 01).
433rd Motorized-Rifle Regiment [27th MRD]
  • (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 13 Sep 01).

34th Motorized-Rifle Division [Volga-Ural MD]

         (NTV, 13 Nov 03).

201st Motorized-Rifle Division (Tajikistan) [Volga-Ural MD]

 Commander --- PERMINOV, Yuriy Yur'yevich, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Oct 01; noted as a Maj-Gen, Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 May 03).

Maj-Gen Yu. Perminov
(Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 May 03).

  • [Previous Commander was ORLOV, Valentin, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda 2 Jun 00). (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 18 Jan 01).]
  • ["A sapper unit has arrived at the disposal of the commander of the Russian 201st motorised rifle division stationed in Tajikistan, a spokesman for the Defence Ministry told the Military News Agency on Saturday. The unit is equipped with engineering reconnaissance vehicles and ZM-16 earthmovers needed to construct stationary fortifications and establish permanent fortified areas in the Shartuz - Kurchan and Nizhny Pyandzh areas." (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 28 Apr 01).]
  • ["A group of 200 professional servicemen arrived here from the Siberian and Far Eastern military


districts on Monday to reinforce Russia's 201st motorised rifle division stationed in Tajikistan, a source in
the division headquarters told the Military News Agency. Russian units and formations stationed close to
the Afghan border are in need of reinforcement, the source said" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 4 Jun 01).]

  • ["Around 7,000 men.  The division has three motorized rifle, surface-to-air missile, and artillery regiments; a


helicopter detachment; and separate battalions and companies providing support for units and subunits.  A
psychological operations detachment was placed under the 201st's operational command in September 1993.
 Its main task is explanatory work among the local population.  A ground-attack air group with Su-25s operates
in support of the division.  There are five planes permanently stationed at an air field in Dushanbe. Units of the division are stationed in three cities -- Dushanbe, Kurgan-Tyube, and Kulyab" (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 19 Sep 01).]

  • [The reorganization of a number of subunits within Russia's 201st Motor-Rifle Division stationed in Tajikistan was completed on 4 March. "A tank battalion, a reconnaissance battalion and an artillery battalion, which had been subordinate directly to the division headquarters, were resubordinated to the commanders of three motor-rifle regiments which are part of the formation - the Dushanbe, Kulob and Qurghonteppa regiments.  (ITAR-TASS, 4 Mar 02).]

Dushanbe Regiment [201st]

    • (ITAR-TASS, 4 Mar 02).

Kulob Regiment [201st]

    • (ITAR-TASS, 4 Mar 02).

Qurghonteppa Regiment [201st]

    • (ITAR-TASS, 4 Mar 02).

191st Motorized-Rifle Regiment [201st]

    • -   (Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 May 03).

Commander --- SHISHLYANNIKOV, Andrey, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 May 03)

Air Defense Troops

Chief --- POPOV, Aleksey, Maj-Gen ( , 10-13.06.2003).

Indoctrination Directorate

Chief --- BATMAZOV, Viktor, (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Dec 02).

Volga-Ural Construction Department State Enterprise

  • ["The Volga military district construction department recently transformed into the Volga-Ural construction department was formed in February 1946. It is responsible for the production of infrastructure for the Armed Forces on the territory of 15 Russian regions as well as for construction works at Russian testing grounds in Kazakhstan" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 30 Jul 01).]

Head --- Voloshenko, Nikolay, Colonel (Appointed by MoD Ivanov, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 30 Jul 01).

  • ["Voloshenko was born in the Peski village of the Voronezh region in 1956. He graduated from the Voronezh Engineering and Construction Institute in 1978 and worked at a metal framework plant in the town of Engels in the Saratov region. Voloshenko started his military service in 1981 and operated at various engineering posts in the construction departments of works chief in the Saratov region. Voloshenko headed the 286th department since 1994, participated in the construction of special and social cultural installations of the Defence Ministry. After the successful completion of installations for the Strategic Missile Forces in 1999 he was named the Russian Federation Distinguished Builder. Voloshenko is married and has two children" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 30 Jul 01).]

Construction Directorate 437 (US-437)

  • ["Erects installations for the 42nd motorised rifle division permanently stationed in Chechnya" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 12 Jul 01).]

Volga-Urals Military District Training Ground

    • ["In the vicinity of Yelan, (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 16 Nov 01).]