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FAR EAST MILITARY DISTRICT

Commander --- YAKUBOV, Yuriy, Gen Army (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 9 June 00; RIA-Novosti 12 Apr 02; promotion to General of the Army noted in Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Feb 03).

 Military Council

 Far East MD Staff

  • [YAKUBOV was First Deputy Commander of the Far East MD (Interfax 0924 GMT 22 Jan 97).  (Krasnaya Zvezda, 14 Oct 97 p 1).]
  • [Previous Commander was CHECHEVATOV, Viktor, S., Col-Gen, (Postfactum 1616 GMT 1 May 92).  (Oriyentir Dec 98 No 12, p 4). ]

 First Deputy Commander ---

  • [Previous First Deputy was YAKUBOV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen, (Interfax 0924 GMT 22 Jan 97; Krasnaya Zvezda, 14 Oct 97 p 1).]

First Deputy Commander (Chief of Staff) --- GERASIMOV, Valeriy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 9 Apr 03).

  • [Gerasimov was born in Kazan in September 1954, Commander of the 58th Army in the N Caucasis MD.  Graduated from the Kazan Suvorov School, the Kazan Higher Tank Command School, command department of the Armoured Troops Academy, and General Staff Academy.  During the anti-guerrilla operation in the North Caucasus, Gerasimov headed the southern federal troops group and supervised the military operation against guerrillas in the vicinity of Bamut (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 19 Feb 01; 9 April 03).]
  • Previous Chiefs of Staff:
    • SHEMETOV, Viktor, Col-Gen (promotion to Col-Gen noted in Krasnaya Zvezda, 2 Oct 02).
    • YAKUSHEV, Vasiliy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 2 Feb 97).]

 Deputy Commander --- NUTRIKHIN, Anatoliy Mikhailovich, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Aug 99 p 1).

  •  NUTRIKHIN: formerly Commander of a Combined-Arms Army.  Born 22 October 1950. Ulyanovsk Guards Higher Tank Command School. Command Department of the Military Academy for Armored Troops (1980). General Staff Academy (1990). He has been awarded medals "for military achievements" and the Red Star. He is married and has two daughters. (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Aug 99 p 1).

Deputy Commander --- LITVINTSEV, Vladimir, Maj-Gen (RIA 1234 GMT 1 Apr 97).
Deputy Commander --- PIVOVAROV, Yuriy Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Feb 03).
Deputy District Commander for Armaments --- ILCHENKO, ?, Lt-Gen (Segodnya, 2 Aug 95 p 3). Noted as a Lt-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 29 Mar-4 Apr 97, p 2).
Deputy District Commander for Construction & Billeting of Troops --- YUSUPOV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 Nov 98 p 1).
Deputy Commander --- KASHCHEYEV, Maj-Gen Aleksandr M. (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 8 Nov 00).

MILITARY COUNCIL  [Far East MD]

  • (ITAR-TASS, 3 Apr 95).

Far East MD STAFF   [Far East MD]

Chief of Staff --- --- GERASIMOV, Valeriy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 9 Apr 03).

  • [Gerasimov was Commander of the 58th Army in the N Caucasus MD.]

5th Army [Far East MD]

  • [In Ussuriysk (ITAR-TASS, 3 Apr 95; Russian Television Network, 25 May 95; ITAR-TASS, 10 Oct 96).]

Commander --- MOROZOV, A., Lt-Gen  Vladivostok Ussuriyskiy Kazachiy Vestnik (supplement to Boyevaya Vakhta NO. 3 (39) p 1).
Chief of Staff --- KILGYANKIN, ?, Maj-Gen, (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 29 Mar-4 Apr 97 p 2).

33rd Motorized-Rifle Division [5th Army]

  • Garrisoned in Sakhalin, (Interfax 1430 GMT 24 Oct 94).

83rd Airborne Brigade [5th Army]

  • (Interfax 2003 GMT 23 Jan 96).

        127th Machine-gun and Artillery Division

  • (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 9 Oct 02).

11th Air Force and Air Defence Army [Far East MD]

 Commander ---  SADOFYEV, Igor', Maj-Gen, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Feb 02; Suvorovskiy Natisk, 20 Aug 02).

  • [Previous Commander was Nogovitsyn, Anatoliy, Lt-Gen.  Appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 Sep 00).]

212th District Training Center

  • [Located in the Volochayevka village outside Khabarovsk. (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 18 Feb 03).]

Air Defense Troops  [Far East MD]

 Chief --- ILYUSHIN, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Khabarovsk Suvorovskiy Natisk 8 Jul 99 p 5).

Armaments   [Far East MD]

Chief --- (District Deputy Commander) --- ILíCHENKO, ?, Lt-Gen, (Segodnya 2 Aug 95 p 3).  Noted as  a Lt-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 29 Mar-4 Apr 97 p 2).

Aviation Directorate [Far East MD]

Chief --- SAMARIN, Sergey, Lt-Gen Avn, (Krasnaya Zvezda in Russian 15 Oct 98 p 1).

Buryevestnik Airfield  [Far East MD Aviation]

  • Shikotan, Kuriles (Krasnaya Zvezda 18 Oct 94 p 1).

Cadres Directorate [Far East MD]

Chief --- YEROPOLOV, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen Khabarovsk SUVOROVSKIY NATISK in Russian 21 February 1996, P. 1)

Combat Training Directorate [Far East MD]

Chief  --- GLININ, Nikolay, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Feb 02).

Construction & Billeting of Troops [Far East MD]

Chief and Deputy District Commander --- YUSUPOV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda 21 Nov 98 p 1).

('Kuriles (Islands) and Sakhalin, Troops Stationed on')   [Far East MD]

  • [It is assumed that: 1) these troops are part of the armed forces and not border guards; and 2) that they are subordinate to the Far East MD.]

Komsomolsk-na-amure Garrison [Far East MD]

Commander --- KUZNETSOV, Oleg, Lt-Gen, (ITAR-TASS 2055 GMT 9 Sep 96).

Missile and Artillery Troops Directorate [Far East MD]

Chief --- SHIVDYAKOV, Leonid, lt-Gen, (Moscow POSTFACTUM in English 1846 GMT 2 Jun 92).  Noted as a Lt-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda 14 Oct 97 p 1).

Missile and Artillery Armaments Service [Far East MD]

Chief --- DYAGILEV, ?, Maj-Gen, (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye  29 Mar-4 Apr 97 p 2).

Motor Vehicle Service  [Far East MD]

  • [(Krasnaya Zvezda 23 Jul 93 p 1).]

News Center [Far East MD]

  • (Khabarovsk Radio Khabarovsk Network in Russian 1045 GMT 20 Mar 92).

Organizational/Mobilization Directorate [Far East MD]

Chief --- SMETANA, Yuriy, Maj-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda 21 Nov 96 p 2).

Pacific Training Motorized-Rifle Division [Far East MD]

Commander --- CHURAYEV, Yevgeniy, Maj-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda 6 Sep 95 p 1).

Procuracy, Military [Far East MD]

  • (Krasnaya Zvezda 25 May 91 1st ed p 4.)

Rear Services [Far East MD]

Chief --- PIVOVAROV, Yuriy Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Feb 03)

UI Combined -Arms Army [Far East MD, deployed on Kamchatka]  [Far East MD]

 Commander --- KUTIKOV, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Maj-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Aug 99 p 1).

  •  [KUTIKOV: born 9 July 1949 and former Deputy Commander of the Combined-Arms Army was appointed Commander of the Combined-Arms Army. He is a graduate of the Higher Tank Command School, the Armored Troops Academy and the General Staff Academy. He has been awarded the Red Star and a III degree "For Service to the Motherland in the Military Forces of the USSR" medal (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Aug 99 p 1).]

UI Combined -Arms Army  [Far East MD]

Commander --- NOVIKOV, Aleksandr Vasilyevich, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Aug 99 p 1).

  • [NOVIKOV: born 26 July 1952 and former Deputy Commander of the Combined-Arms Army was appointed Commander of the Combined-Arms Army. He is a graduate of the Higher Tank Command School. He graduated from the Command Department of the M.V. Frunze Military Academy and the General Staff Academy. He has been awarded a III degree "For Service to the Motherland in the Military Forces of the USSR" medal (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Aug 99 p 1).