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[N.B. The Federal Border Service was transfered
to the Federal Security Service (Nezavisimaya
Gazeta, 12 Mar 03).]
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
[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).]
· Arctic Regional
· Armenia, Operational group
· Far East Regional
· Kaliningrad Military
· Military Mobilization Dept
Military Institute of the Federal Border Service
· Moscow Regional Department
· North Caucasus
· Scientific-Research and Testing Technical
· Tajikistan Border Group
· Western Regional
First Deputy Director ---
SEMERIKOV, Valeriy, Colonel-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey, 6 Dec 02).
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
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).
Operational Group Deployed in [FPS]
Commander --- PANKOV, Vladimir, Maj-Gen Appointed 16 Apr 01
17 Apr 01)
Commander was ABAIMOV, Vyacheslav, Maj-Gen (Yerevan Snark 26 Mar
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).
Chief --- Manilov, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Feb 03).
Military Institute of the Federal Border Service [FPS]
Head --- Polyakov,
Yuriy, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 8 Aug
Military Mobilization Dept. [FPS]
Chief --- SAMTSOV, G. S. (<Agentura.ru>,
30 Sep 1999).
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]
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).
Head --- GOLBAKH, Aleksander,
Colonel-General, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Jun 02).
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
Chief was GRIBANOV, Boris, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda
20 Jan 01).]
Scientific-Research and Testing
(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).]