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Siberian Military District

Commander --- MAKAROV, Nikolay, Col-Gen, appointed (ITAR-TASS 6 Jan 03).

  • ["Makarov was born in 1949 in the village of Glebovo, the Ryazan region. He graduated with gold medal from the Moscow higher military command academy, the Frunze Military Academy and the Military Academy of the General Staff.   Makarov began his service in 1971 in the Soviet Army Group in Germany. In 1979, he was commissioned to the Trans-Baikal Military District. In 1993, he was appointed head of the headquarters of the United Group of Russian troops in Tajikistan.  Afterwards he occupied the post of the army commander in the Volga Military District and was deputy commander of the Baltic Fleet for ground and coastal forces. Since 1999, Makarov has been first deputy commander of the Moscow military district troops" (ITAR-TASS 6 Jan 03 ).]

[Previous Commander was BOLDYREV, Vladimir, Colonel-General  (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 17 Apr 01; 11 Mar 02), who was transfered to the North Caucasus MD, (RIA-Novosti, 19 Dec 02).

Photo: Vecherniy Novosibirsk, 
22 Feb 03.


  • [Reorganized to include former Siberian and Transbaykal MDs. Headquarters in Chita (NVO 46, 04 Dec 98).]

First Deputy Commander (Chief of Staff) --- BAKIN, Vladimir, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 1 Nov 01; Kommersant, 5 Jul 03).

Deputy Commander --- BORISOV, Gennadiy S., Lt-Gen (Voyeninform Military News Agency 1 Jul 01).

  • [Previous Deputy, SKORODUMOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen  (Krasnaya Zvezda, 27 Jun 00),  was appointed Head of Ground Troops Combat Training,  (AVN, 6 Jun 01).]

Deputy Commander --- Mirzazyanov, Khakim, Lt-Gen (Appointed, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 03 Dec 03).

  • Mirzazyanov: born on July 21, 1951, commissioned in 1976 at the Ordzhonikidze Military School and served in the North Caucasus Military District as platoon leader, then company commander, battalion XO, and battalion commander. 1984 - graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, appointed deputy commander of a fortified locality in the Far East, then promoted to regiment commander, then division XO. 1992-1994 - regiment commander, Moscow Military District. 1994-1996 - attendant, General Staff Academy. 1996 - army chief of staff, Moscow Military District. 2000 - army commander, Moscow Military District. Awarded the Merit Order and Military Distinguished Conduct Order; promoted to Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel before schedule. (Appointed, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 03 Dec 03).

Deputy Commander (Construction and Billeting): PARASOCHKI, Sergey, Maj-Gen  (Krasnaya Zvezda, 03 Aug 00)

Deputy Chief of Staff (Organizational/Mobilization Work): KALASHNIKOV, V. Maj-Gen  (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 17 Oct 00) (Na Boyevom Postu 4 Aug 01).

Siberian MD Staff

Chief of Staff (First Deputy District Commander) --- BAKIN, Vladimir, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 1 Nov 01).

  • [BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, BAKIN:  "Born on November 25, 1953 in the village of Cheremkhovo, Amur Region, he graduated from the Far Eastern All-Arms School of Commanders in 1975 and served as platoon and company commander, chief of staff - deputy battalion commander, and battalion commander in the Carpathian Military District.  After graduating from the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze in 1986, he was dispatched to the Trans-Baykal Military District as chief of staff - deputy regiment commander. He later rose to regiment commander and was chief of staff - deputy division commander.  In 1995 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and held the posts of division commander and chief of staff - first deputy commander of the land and coastal forces of the Baltic Fleet. In December 1999 he was appointed commander of the land and coastal forces - deputy commander of the Baltic Fleet for coastal and shore-based forces.   He was appointed Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the troops of the Siberian Military District by a presidential decree of September 11, 2001" (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Jan 02).]

14th Air/Air Defense Army

41st Combined-Arms Army

74th Separate Guards Motorised-Rifle Brigade

122nd Motorized-Rifle Division


Air Defense Troops 


Berdsk Spetsnaz Brigade 

[Chita Garrison]

Combat Training Directorate

Construction and Billeting Directorate

Khingan Signals Brigade

Military Procuracy

Organizational/Mobilization Directorate

Western Siberian Regional Military Court

Training Center imeni General Russiyanov

14th Air/Air Defense Army [Air Force]

41st Combined-Arms Army

  • [HQ in Novosibirsk (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 16 May 03).]

Commander --- ?

[Previous Commanders:

  • KOVROV, Vladimir Anatolyevich, Major-General (Chita Na Boevom Postu 4 Aug 01 P 3; Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Sep 02). KOVROV had been Chief of Staff  (Krasnaya Zvezda, 27 Jun 00).
  • MOROZOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 27 Jun 00).]

Missile and Artillery Troops [41st Army]

Chief --- DRAGUN, Leonid, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 7 Feb 02).

74th Separate Guards Motorised-Rifle Brigade [41st Army]

Commander --- BALALIYEV, Farid, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Sep 02).

122nd Motorized-Rifle Division

  • [Relocated from the Trans-Baykal region to the Altay territory. The division is headquartered in the town of Aleysk (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 13 Mar 02).]

160th Tank Regiment

    • (ITAR-TASS in English 0808 GMT 19 Oct 01).

212 [District Training Center?]

Commander --- KLINK, Vladimir, Colonel (Chita Na Boyevom Postu 18 Aug 01).

Air Defense Troops

Chief --- KRUSH, Mikahil Kondrat'yevich, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda 2 Mar 01).


ITAR-TASS in Russian 1539 GMT 20 May 02 

[FBIS Translated Text]    Moscow, 20 May: Russian Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov issued orders to relieve the army aviation commander of the Siberian Military District from his duties. He also dismissed the commander of the regiment which the Mi-8 helicopter, crashed on 7 May in the Altay Republic, belonged to.   The minister told journalists today that he "established that the helicopter was on a commercial flight, which was absolutely inadmissible".   "The Prosecutor-General's Office and the air force security service are currently conducting the investigation into the causes of the tragedy," Ivanov said.   As a result of the Mi-8 catastrophe, all the 11 people aboard the helicopter - three crew and eight passengers- were killed. 

Chief --- LUKYANENKO, Anatoliy Aleksandrovich, Colonel (Chita Na Boevom Postu, 4 Aug 01).

Berdsk Spetsnaz Brigade

Commander --- MOKROV, Yuriy, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 6 Jun 01).

Budapest Guards Tank Division

  •     [noted in Krasnaya Zvezda, 7 Sep 02.]

[Chita Garrison]

[10-12 km away from the town of Nerchinsk (Chita Region) (Interfax 23 Jun 01).]

["FIRE STILL BURNING AT ARTILLERY AMMO STOCK IN SIBERIA (25.06.01 10:48:21) CHITA, Southern Siberia, June 25 (AVN) - The fire which started from a lightning discharge at the artillery ammo stock in the Siberian military district on June 22 is still burning, a spokesman for the district headquarters said on Monday. There are still some embering fire spots at the site, the spokesman told the Military News Agency. The fire destroyed a vehicle park, a barrack, a dining-room and military unit's ammo stock. No casualties were registered. Due to being close to the emergency site residents of the compound, Nagorny and Zarechnoye villages, children and personnel of the Solnechny summer healthcare camp which total number amounts at almost 2,700 people were evacuated (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 25 Jun 01).]

Combat Training Directorate

Chief --- YEGOROV, Nikolay, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 28 Nov 00); Noted as a Maj-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda, 8 Jun 01).

Construction and Billeting Directorate

Chief --- PARASOCHKI, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 3 Aug  00).

Khingan Signals Brigade, Chita Garrison

Commander --- PARTIN, Vladimir, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda, 8 Sep 00)

Military Procuracy

Military Procurator --- GALYAMOV, Oleg, Maj-Gen of Justice (Interfax 23 Jun 01; noted as Maj-Gen of Justice, Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 13 Jun 02).

Organizational/Mobilization Directorate

Chief --- KALASHNIKOV, Viktor, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 08Sep00)

Western Siberian Regional Military Court

Chief Justice --- BULAYEV, Valeriy, Major-General  (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 17 Jan 03).

Training Center imeni General Russiyanov

Commander --- BAYEV, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 6 Apr 01).