[Valynikin: Born October 16, 1942, in Verebye, Malovishersk region, Leningrad Oblast. ††Graduated
from the Serpukhov Higher Command-Engineering School (1965), the Command Department of the F. E. Dzerzhinskiy Military Academy (1975) and the General Staff Academy.
†Served in the troops in various command-engineering positions.
††Served up the entire military chain of command starting from deputy
chief of a technical missile base. ††Starting in April 1992 - first deputy chief of the 12th Main Directorate
of the Ministry of Defense. †††Married with one son - military serviceman. ††Enjoys running
and chess" (Kommersant-Vlast, 14 May 02).]
- "Security at the army's nuclear
sites is handled by the 12th main directorate in the Defence
Ministry, one of the mostsecret subdivisions in the
country. The location of the nuclear arsenal is a state secret. The military
itself call these places S [special] sites" (Russian Public Television
ORT 1, 25 Oct 01).
Zemlya Nuclear Test Range [12th Main Dir.]
Chief --- ?
- [Previous Commander was YARYGIN,
Viktor Stepanovich, R-Adm
(KRASNAYA ZVEZDA 17 Feb 95 p 2).]
Seismological Service (or
Special Monitoring Service) [12th Main Dir.]
Deputy Chief --- CHEREPANOV, Yuriy
Vladimirovich, Maj-Gen Noted
as a Col, (Moscow ARGUMENTY I FAKTY
in Russian No 13, Apr 93 p 6). Noted as a Maj-Gen,
(Krasnaya Zvezda 23 May 96 p 2).
(Moscow ARGUMENTY I FAKTY in Russian No 13,
Apr 93 p 6).
Collection and Processing Center [Special Monitoring Service]
(In Dubna, Moscow
Oblast') (Krasnaya Zvezda 9 Jun 94 p 2).
Organizational, Operational, and Scientific Center
[Special Monitoring Service]
(In Moscow) (Krasnaya Zvezda 9 Jun 94 p 2).
Semipalatinsk Test Range [12th Main Dir.]
(Krasnaya Zvezda 31 Dec 93 p 3).
Training Centre No 84
- Located in Sergiyev Posad, (12th Main Directorate?)
Moscow Region †(ITAR-TASS 30 Jan 03)