Revised: 9 December 2003

Directory of RF Defense Related Agencies and Personnel

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Leningrad Military District

Commander --- BOBRYSHEV, Valentin, Gen (KZ 2 June 00; Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 21 Aug 02). Promoted to General (Interfax, 22 Feb 03).

  • [Bobryshev was born in the Stavropol territory on March 5, 1945. He graduated from the Leningrad higher combined-arms command school in 1996, Frunze Military Academy in 1977 and General Staff Academy in 1983. He served in the Leningrad military district and Trans-Polar region holding various posts from platoon commander to battalion commander. After graduating from the Frunze Military Academy Bobryshev led a regiment in the Far East and was chief-of-staff of a division.   He commanded a division in the Southern troops group after graduating from the General Staff Academy. Later Bobryshev served as first deputy commander of the 14th army in Tiraspol, chief-of-staff and commander of the 1st army in the Kyiv military district and then chief- of-staff of the Baltic military district and Northwestern troops group. He led the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in Tajikistan and was appointed Leningrad military district chief-of-staff in 1995. Bobryshev became the district's commander in March 1997. (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Feb 03).]

Main Staff

Chief of Staff (First Deputy Commander) --- LABUTIN, Pavel, Col-Gen (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 11 April, 2000; Interfax-AVN, 27 Feb 03).

Deputy Chief of Staff --- ROZHUK, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 Feb 03; 15 May 03).).

Previous DCoS --- Ushakov, Aleksander, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Oct 01).

Deputy Commander -- SUKHAREV, Vyacheslav Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 May 03).


        346th Rescue Center

        Combat Training Directorate



138th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade [LenVO Main Staff]

  • Located near ( ) (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 27 Jun 00; 20 Feb 02).

200th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade [LenVO Main Staff]

  • Permanent readiness unit (Vremya Novostey, 28 Jul 03).
  • Located in (   (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 10:50 MT, 27 Jun 00).

346th Rescue Center

  • (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 21 Aug 02).

Air Defense Troops

Commander --- SOLOMENTSEV, Andrey, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Feb 03).

  • Solomentsev was born in the Dzhambul region of Kazakhstan on August 20, 1956. He graduated from the Poltava higher air defense missile command college in 1977, Air Defense Academy of the Land Forces in 1998, and General Staff Academy in 2000.   Solomentsev served in the Russian troops group in Germany, Central Asian and Leningrad military districts. He has held main command and staff posts in air defense units of the Land Forces and received many awards of the state and Defense Ministry.  Prior to his current appointment, Solomentsev was chief-of-staff and first deputy commander of the Leningrad district's air defense troops.

Previous Commander ---  Major General Yuri Yurov, who died suddenly last year (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Feb 03).

Combat Training Directorate

Chief --- KOVALEVICH, Oleg, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 21 Jul 03).

Missile and Artillery Troops

Chief --- AKULOV, Mikhail, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 20 Feb 02).

Military Commissariate

Pskov Region Commissar --- BESKROVNYY, Igor, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 February 03).

Press Service

Chief --- KLENOV, Yuriy, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 February 03).

Procuracy, Military [Main Military Procuracy]

Military Procurator --- LEBED', Igor', Maj-Gen of Justice (WPS Oborona i Bezopasnost Kolonka Analitika, 10 Jan 03; noted as a Maj-Gen, Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Jul 03).

Rear Services [LenVO Main Staff]

Chief of Staff --- SHCHEPAK, Mikhail, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zzvezda, 19 Sep 01).

Rzhevsk Test Range

  • St. Petersburg firing range of the Russian Defense Ministry, also known as the Rzhevsk firing range. "The firing range is hosting tests of rocket-assisted, artillery, and small arms weapon system, close-quarter battle means, and their munitions, artillery fire adjustment systems, artillery and electronic reconnaissance systems, geodesic and meteorological support systems, as well as individual protection means and equipment, . . . proving ground for almost all types of national ground and naval artillery systems and munitions, fielded with the Russian Army and Navy" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 09 Dec 03).