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103793, Pushkinskaya ul., 15a. Information: 229 46 682 (NOVAYA ROSSIYA:  INFORMATSIONNO- STATISTICHESKYY ALMANAKH 1994).




[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".]


·  [The Main 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).]

Cadres Directorate


Investigation of Premeditated Murders- Department for

Corruption and Economic Crimes Department for Combating

Investigations Directorate


Legislation Section

Military Procurator of the RVSN

Moscow Military Procuracy

Oversight Directorate of the Investigative Offices

Supervision of the Execution of Laws on Federal Security- Office of


  • As 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).
  • [Previous 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).]
  • [Previous 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).

  • ["The 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 02).]

Deputy Chief (?) --- YAKOVLEV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen Just, (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye No. 1, 9-15 Jan 98).

  • ["Lieutenant 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." (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 4 Feb 02).]

Deputy Chief --- IVANOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 31 Jan 01 P 1; Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 16 Aug 03).

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).

Cadres Directorate

Deputy Chief --- ROMASHKO, Anatoliy, (Krasnaya Zvezda 19 Apr 01).

Corruption and Economic Crimes, Department for Combating  [Main Military Procuracy]

  • [To be established (Russian Television Network 1100 GMT 9 Dec 98).]

Information/Analysis Department [Main Military Procuracy]

 Chief --- SUTORMIN, Gennadiy, Maj-Gen, (ITAR-TASS 1430 GMT 23 Nov 92).  (Krasnaya Zvezda 16 Aug 94 p 2).

Investigations Directorate [Main Military Procuracy]

Chief --- SAMSUYEV, Vladimir, ?-Gen (Moskovskiy Komsomoletsk, 18 Apr 02).

  • [SAMSUYEV, Former Strategic Missile Troops Deputy Procurator (Moskovskiy Komsomoletsk, 18 Apr 02).]
  • [Previous 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 (Moskovskiy Komsomoletsk, 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).

Legislation Section [Main Military Procuracy]

  • (Krasnaya Zvezda 16 Jan 92 1st ed p 2).

Military Collegium

Chair --- PETUKHOV, Nikolay, Lt-Gen (Just) (Moskovskaya Pravda, 17 Apr 03).

  • Petukhov is also Deputy Chair of the Supreme Court.

Moscow Military Procuracy [Main Military Procuracy]

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 Procuracy.]

Military Procurator --- ALEKSEYEV, Sergey, Major General of Justice.  Appointed,  (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 31 Jan 01 P 1).

  • ["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]

 Chief --- ANISIMOV, Nikolay, Maj-Gen Just, (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 14 Mar 97 p 6).