First Deputy Chief --- VAZHAKIN (VOZHAKIN), Mikhail, Lt-Gen
(Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 25 Sep 02; Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 16 Dec 02).
- ["Not very long ago an inconspicuous
albeit, as many people believe, fateful appointment was made at the
Defense Ministry. General Vazhakin who is not known outside
the General Staff was appointed first deputy chief of the Main Directorate
for Personnel, meaning, Nikolay Pankov's deputy. In the
opinion of military analysts, it was the last element of the scheme being
designed by Anatoliy Kvashnin: This way he neutralized
"Ivanov's" Pankov and took the Defense Minister's entire middle
level under his control. As a rule, it is the first deputy
chief who solves all issues related to appointment and subordination and
one can be sure that Vazhakin, being a stooge of the chief of the General
Staff, will pursue a correct personnel policy. People at the
military department say that Sergey Ivanov countenanced this major
concession under pressure from Kvashnin, who in exchange took upon himself
the blame for mistakes made by the minister" (Moskovskiy Komsomolets,
25 Sep 02).]
- ["Pankov has been
neutralized by appointing Lieutenant General Mikhail Vozhakin (who
previously headed the General Staff Personnel Directorate) as his first
deputy. Kvashnin has thus obtained control over the most important
personnel reshuffles and the opportunity to block any appointment he finds
undesirable" (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 16 Dec 02).]
Il'ya, Col-Gen (KZ 13 Apr 00 p 1). (Kommersant, 20 Apr 00 P 3).]
YEFREMOV, Ivan, Col-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 18 Apr 01).
"Born in the Kirov region in 1946. He graduated from the Ulyanov
Guard Tank Colledge in 1967, Armoured Troops Academy in 1976, and General
Staff Academy in 1988. He served in the southern troops group as
chief-of-staff - deputy regiment commander, regiment commander, and deputy
division commander. From 1982 to 1986 Yefremov commanded a division in the
Carpathian military district. In 1988 he was appointed first deputy army
commander in the Trans-Baikal military district, then army commander in
the Moscow military district. In November 1996 Yefremov was made first
chief-of-staff - first deputy commander in the Moscow military district.
He headed the Military University of the Russian Defence Ministry since
August 1999" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 18 Apr 01).]
Chief of a Directorate --- ANTONENKO, Sergey, Maj-Gen
(Krasnaya Zvezda 16 Mar 01).
- Major General Pavel
Varfolomeyev died in an MI-8 Hip helicopter crash in Chechnya (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey 17 Sep 01).
- ["Prepares and commands
Russian peacemakers in 'hot spots'." (Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 14 Mar
Chief ---SHUSHKEVICH, Ivan Cheslavovich, Col Int Servs
(Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 14 Mar 02).
Education (Довузовской подготовки)
Chief --- СУДАКОВ, Владислав, полковник (Krasnaya
Zvezda, 9 Apr 03).