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Editor's Notes

[N.B. The Federal Border Service was transfered to the Federal Security Service (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 12 Mar 03).]

Federal Security Service:

Federal Border Service

Федеральная пограничная служба (FPS)

Director --- PRONICHEV, Vladimir Yegorovich, Col-Gen, First Deputy Director of the FSB (TV RTR, 11 Mar 03).

Telephone: 224-19-73 (reception), 224-47-08 (press service)

[Previous Director, TOTSKIY, Konstantin Vasil'yevich, General of the Army (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 21 Apr 00).   was appointed permanent RF Envoy to NATO, (TV RTR, 11 Mar 03).]

Main Staff

·  Arctic Regional Directorate

·  Armenia, Operational group

·  Far East Regional Department

·  International Agreements 

·  Kaliningrad Military Institute

·  Military Mobilization Dept

·  Moscow Military Institute of the Federal Border Service 

·  Moscow Regional Department

·  North Caucasus Regional Directorate

·  North-Western Regional Directorate 

·  Scientific-Research and Testing Technical Center

·  Tajikistan Border Group

·  Western Regional Directorate

First Deputy Director --- SEMERIKOV, Valeriy, Colonel-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 Dec 02).

  • ["Semerikov was born in the Kirov region in 1954. He joined border guard troops in 1971, served in the Trans-Baikal region, northwestern Russia and central administration of the troops, holding various posts related to the organization of technical support.   Graduated from the General Staff Academy in 1997 and became chief of the Federal Border Guard Service armament headquarters. In May 2001, he was appointed deputy director of the service and chief of the armament department.   The press center said that "the first deputy director will regard implementation of a series of measures aimed at maintaining border security in the North Caucasus in cooperation with other federal executive bodies among his main spheres of responsibility" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 Dec 02).]

First Deputy Director --- REZNICHENKO, Nikolay, Col-Gen (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 29 Nov 01).

Deputy Director --- SHCHERBAKOV, Aleksey, Col-Gen (Interfax, 9 Oct 01).

Border Service Main Staff

Chief of the Main Staff --- REZNICHENKO, Nikolay, Col-Gen (RIA-Novosti, 8 Mar 02).

Deputy Chief of the Main Staff --- NEISHCHENKO, V. D. (Agentura.ru, 30 Sep 99).

Arctic Regional Directorate [FPS]

Deputy Chief (Commander of Maritime Forces) --- LOBASOV, Valeriy, R-Adm (Izvestiya, 22 Jun 02).

Armenia, Operational Group Deployed in  [FPS]

Commander --- PANKOV, Vladimir, Maj-Gen Appointed 16 Apr 01 (Yerevan Snark, 17 Apr 01)

  • [Previous Commander was ABAIMOV, Vyacheslav, Maj-Gen (Yerevan Snark 26 Mar 01).]

Far East Regional Department [FPS]

Chief --- VASIL'YEV, Mansur, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Jun 02).

  • ["Vasilyev, 51, graduated from the Moscow higher border guard command college in 1972 and subsequently held various posts in the Central Asian border guard district. He graduated from the Frunze Military Academy in 1980, then commanded the Moscow border guard detachment and headed the Federal Border Guard Service operational group in Turkmenistan for three years. Prior to his current appointment Vasilyev was chief of the Trans-Baikal regional border guard department. The general is married and has two daughters" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Jun 02).]

Chief of Staff --- Lt. General Danilenko, Aleksandr (Vek, 18 Oct 02).

            Amur Flotilla [Far East Regional Dept.]

    • (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 30 Jul 01).

International Agreements [FPS]

Chief --- Manilov, Aleksandr,  Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Feb 03).

Kaliningrad Military Institute of the Federal Border Service [FPS]

Head --- Polyakov, Yuriy, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 8 Aug 01).

Military Mobilization Dept. [FPS]

Chief --- SAMTSOV, G. S. (<Agentura.ru>, 30 Sep 1999).

Moscow Military Institute of the Federal Border Service [FPS]

Chief --- YEGOROV, Viktor Pavlovich, (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 22 Feb 02).

[Affiliated Facility in Anapa] [Military Institute of the Federal Border Service]

  • [based on the Academy's naval retraining faculty in the town of Anapa on the Russian Black Sea coast (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 21 Jun 01).]

Moscow Regional Department [FPS]

Chief Navigator --- SHTEFANOV, Dmitriy, R-Adm (Krasnaya Zvezda, 24 Sep 02).

North-Western Regional Directorate

Head --- GOLBAKH, Aleksander, Colonel-General, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Jun 02).

North Caucasus Regional Directorate [FPS]

Head --- BOLKHOVITIN, Yevgeniy, Col-Gen, (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Feb 02).

Pacific Regional Directorate [FPS]

Deputy Chief --- LOBOV, Aleksey, Col, Commander of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk border guard unit, ( ITAR-TASS, 20 Aug 02).

            South-east Regional Directorate

Head --- Lt. Gen Oganesyan, Mikael (Урал-пресс-информ (Челябинск)  23 Oct 02).

  • На Южный Урал Микаел Оганесян прибыл из Владивостока, где находился на должности первого заместителя начальника Тихоокеанского регионального управления ФПС России - начальника штаба. Свою службу в пограничных войсках он начал в 1976 году с должности заместителя начальника пограничной заставы Мегринского погранотряда в Закавказье. Прошел все основные командные должности от начальника пограничной заставы до начальника пограничного отряда Закавказского пограничного округа ПВ КГБ СССР. С 1994 по 1996 год был  командующим войсковой группой ФПС РФ в Армении. В 1984 году Оганесян окончил Военную академию имени Фрунзе, в 1998 году Военную академию Генерального штаба Вооруженных сил РФ. Воинские звания "подполковник" и "полковник" получил досрочно. Награжден орденами "За службу Родине в Вооруженных силах СССР", "За военные заслуги", "Дружбы народов", ведомственными медалями, нагрудными знаками и именным оружием. Женат, имеет двух дочерей.

Western Regional Directorate [FPS]

Chief --- MINAKOV, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 18 Jun 01; Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 22 Jun 01).

  • ["Minakov was born in the town of Snezhnoye, Donetsk region, in 1950. He started working as a fitter adjuster at the Standart casting and mechanical plant in the Zaporozhye region in 1967. Minakov underwent active duty service in the Megrinsky border guard detachment of the Trans-Caucasus border guard district. After graduating from the Dzerzhinsky KGB Higher College in 1976 Minakov occupied various post in units of the Trans-Caucasus and Central Asian border guard districts. He left for service trips to Afghanistan several times from 1981 to 1987. He was deputy chief of the Western border guard district, deputy commander and chief of the Caucasus special border guard district in 1987 to 1995. After graduating from the General Staff Military Academy in 1997 Minakov served in the FBGS central administration. He was awarded Orders of Red Banner, Red Star, for Service to Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces and for Personal Courage. FBGS Director Konstantin Totsky will introduce Minakov to his subordinates on Tuesday" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 18 Jun 01).]
  • [Previous Chief was GRIBANOV, Boris, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda  20 Jan 01).]

Scientific-Research and Testing Technical Center (NII TTs RF FPS) [FPS]

Chief --- KARASEV, Sergey, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda 21 Apr 01).

Tajikistan Border Group [FPS]

Commander --- MARKIN, Aleksandr Lt-Gen (ITAR-TASS, 20 Jan 02). Promoted to Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 30 May 01).

  • ["in 1999 Markin was the chief of the operations department of the group and its chief-of-staff. According to a high-ranking official in the Tajik government administration, during the period of Markin's service in the group a reliable defence and security system was established on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 30 May 01).]
  • ["The Russian border group in Tajikistan, which comprises 2,000 men, covers around 5,000 kilometers of border, which includes 1,344 km with Afghanistan, 519 km with China, 1,332 km with Uzbekistan, and 987 km with Kyrgyzstan.  The group is made up of six border detachments:  Pyandzhskiy, Moskovskiy, Khorogskiy, Murgabskiy, Kalay-Khumbskiy, and Ishkashimskiy.  The protection of the border is carried out jointly with local Green Caps [border guards wear green peaked service caps].  Six percent of officers, 24% of warrant officers, around 70% of contract soldiers, and all fixed-term draftees are of Tajik nationality.  The border group has no missiles but is pretty well armed.  They have the latest tracking equipment, communications, and even aircraft" (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 19 Sep 01).]