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    Combined Federal Forces Grouping in the North Caucasus

    Head --- MAKAROV, Sergey A., Lt-Gen, apointed (Vremya Novostey, 26 Sep 02).
    • ["Makarov has combat experience of the two Chechen campaigns, is described as a gifted tactician, and, as distinct from Colonel General Vladimir Moltenskoy, his somewhat gruff predecessor, is in the army considered an intellectual" (Vremya Novostey, 26 Sep 02).]
    • [MAKAROV: "Born on September 19, 1952 in the settlement of Nikolayevka, Jewish Autonomous Region, he graduated from the Blagoveshchensk Higher Tank Command School in 1974 and held command and staff posts in the Far Eastern Military District and the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. In 1987 he graduated from the Military Academy of the Armour and served in the North Caucasian Military District. After graduating from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces in 1998, he was appointed chief of staff - first deputy army commander. In July 1998 he was dispatched to the head of the Interior Ministry operational staff for the North Caucasus. In January 1999 he was promoted to head of directorate - deputy head of the Interior Ministry operational staff for the North Caucasus, where he represented the Defence Ministry. In March 2000 he was appointed commander of a guards army in the Moscow Military District. In July through September 2002 he was acting commander of the Joint Group of Forces of the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus. Served as Deputy Commander of the North Caucasian Military District from September 2, 2002. He was appointed Commander of me Joint Group of Forces of the counter-terrorist operations in the North Caucasus by presidential decree of October 14, 2002" (Military News Bulletin No 011, 1 Nov 02).]
    Military Commander (Kомандующий) --- [Position eliminated April 2003.]
    [Was TROSHEV, Gennadiy, Colonel-General (Izvestiya 16 May 01).
    Head of the Regional Headquarters Supervising the North Caucasus Anti-guerrilla Operation --- YEZHKOV, Anatoly, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 25 Jun 01).
    Main Military Commandant of the Chechnya Republic --- KISYUN, Sergey, Maj-Gen, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 2 Aug 01).
    Deputy Commander for Air Transport --- POGODIN, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 5 Nov 02).
    Military Commandant's Office
    "A new administrative system has begun to operate in Chechnya from yesterday.  Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an edict confirming the temporary statute on military commandant's offices located on the territory of Chechnya.  Sources at the General Staff told Nezavisimaya Gazeta's correspondent that from now on all the power in the republic will be concentrated in the hands of the rayon commandants.  All the security agencies and troop units stationed on the territory in question, as well as the heads of rayon administrations, will be subordinate to them.  According to Sergey Kizyun, commandant of Chechnya, the military commandant's orders will henceforth be binding on civilian organizations and the public" (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 09 Oct 02).

    Military Commandant of the Chechen Republic -- Lt-Gen Yevgeniy Abrashin

    Interior Group Command
  • 19th Motorized-Rifle Division
  • 58th Combined-Arms Army
  • 42nd Motorized-Rifle Division
  • 205th Motorized-Rifle Brigade
  • 347th Construction Directorate 
  •  Airborne Troops
  • Combined Aviation Grouping
  • East Troop Grouping
  • NorthernFleet Marine Battalion
  • Operations Group of Rail-Road Troops
  • Southern Troop Grouping
  • West Troop Grouping
  • Interior Ministry Group Command in the North Caucasus

    Head --- CHEKALIN, Alexander, Lieutenant-General (Deputy Interior Minister) (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 30 Jan 01).
    Commander of the Internal Troops Grouping in Chechnya --- DODONOV, Vyacheslav, Lt-Gen (Красная звезда, 31 Oct 2002).
    Military Commander (Kомандующий) ---TROSHEV, Gennadiy, Colonel-General (Izvestiya 16 May 01). (Commander of the North Caucasus Military District.) First Deputy Commander (Chief of Staff) --- BULGAKOV, Vladimir, Lt-Gen Appointed 28 March 00 (, 31 March, 2000).
    Deputy Commander (Armaments) --- SMOLI, Nikolay, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey,14 Nov 02). Deputy Commander --- BORISOV, Vyacheslav, Maj-Gen (Kommersant 23 Jun 00 P 1).
    Deputy Commander (Airborne) --- LOS, Gennadiy, Col (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey 1027 MT, 23 Oct 00).
    Deputy Commander (Special Operations) --- ZEMLYANSKIY, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Izvestiya, 05 Nov 02).

    Military Commandants

    Chief Military Commendant for Chechnya --- BABICHEV, Ivan , ?-Gen (Kommersant 06 Jun 01 P 3).
    Military Commandant of Argun --- SMIRNOV, Viktor, Col. Appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 9 Jan 02).

    58th Combined-Arms Army [North Caucasus MD]

    Airborne Troops Operations Group

    Commander --- LOS, Mikhail, Col, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 20 Mar 02).

    Combined Aviation Grouping, 4th Air/Air Defense Army  [OGFV]

     Kомандующий (Commander) --- GORBENKO, Valeriy Mikhailovich, Lt-Gen (NVO No 46, 26 Nov-3 Dec p 1).

    347th Construction Directorate

    Chief --- OSTREMSKIY, Aleksandr, Col, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 9 Jul 01).

    East Troop Grouping  [OGFV]

    [Disbanded (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 1301 GMT 18 Sep 00).
    Commander --- POPOV, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 5 May 00). ? [Previous Commander was TROSHEV, Gennadiy, Col-Gen (Izvestiya 06 Apr 00 P 3).]
     Chief of Staff --- Krymskiy, Vladimir, Col (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 5 May 00).

    Northern Fleet Marine Battalion  [OGFV]

     Commander --- ?
     [The previous Commander, OTRAKOVSKIY, Aleksandr I., Lt-Gen, was killed in Chechnya, (FAN, 9 March 2000 18:19 MT).

    Operations Group of Rail-Road Troops in the N. Caucasus

    Deputy Chief --- NOZHENKO, Yuriy, Col (Gudok, 16 May 01)

    Southern Troop Grouping [??]  [OGFV]

     Commander --- ASHUROV, Mukhriddin, Lt-Gen. Promoted to Lt-Gen, (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 12 Apr 00).

    West Troop Grouping(Западной группировкой войск) [OGFV]

     [Disbanded (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 1301 GMT 18 Sep 00).
     Commander --- LARCHENKO, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 3 Aug 00).
     Kомандующий (Commander) --- SHAMANOV, Vladimir, Lt-Gen (Командующий генерал-майор Владимир Шаманов), (LENTA.RU, 18:07MT, 12/27/99). Promoted to Lt-Gen (Federalnoye agentstvo novostey, 12:42 MT, 19 February). (Izvestiya 06 Apr 00 P 3).