Vladimir (Lenta.ru, , 12 Jul 00), was appointed Secretary of the Security
Council (RIA Novosti, 28 Mar 01).
First Deputy Minister, State Secretary --- VASILYEV,
Vladimir (Kommersant, 5 Jul 01).
veteran central MVD official, rather than a St. Petersburger, and appears
to have been brought in because he was a foe of Rushaylo.
Vasilyev was made first deputy minister and state secretary of the MVD (
Sobraniye, 2 Apri 01, p. 3227) at the same time as Gryzlov's appointment
as minister. Grani.ru (28 Mar 01) said Vasilyev was a specialist in
fighting economic crime and did much to bring professional law enforcement
officers back into the MVD but found it impossible to work under Rushaylo
and, when the latter became minister, Vasilyev quickly found a job in the
Security Council. Grani.ru said his popularity in the MVD is "common
knowledge" and "Vasilyev is not bound by any commitments to
Deputy Minister, Commander of Internal Troops ---
TIKHOMIROV, Vyacheslav, Col-Gen, appointed by Acting President Putin,
(lenta.ru, 21:17 MT. 22 Jan 00).
Deputy Minister and Chief of the Federal Service for Economic and Tax Crimes
--- VERYOVKIN-ROKHALSKY, Sergey, Lt-Gen, appointed (ITAR-TASS, 25 Mar 03).
Deputy Minister, Chief of the Criminal Police Sservice --- . NURGALIYEV,
Rashid, Colonel-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Jul 02).
Deputy Minister, Chief of Rear Support Service --- IGNATYEV, Mikhail
Aleksandrovich, Lt-Gen (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 12 Jul 01 P 2).
Deputy Minister, Chief of Public Security Service --- CHEKALIN, Aleksandr,
Col-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 10
Deputy Minister, Chief of Personnel --- SOLOVYEV, Yevgeniy (appointed,
Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Apr 01).
Deputy Minister, Chief of Investigative Committee --- MOZYAKOV, Vitaly
(appointed, Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Apr 01).
Deputy Minister --- GOLUBEV, Ivan, Col-Gen
(Kommersant, 5 Jul 01).
Head --- Gordiyenko, Vladimir, Major General (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey 2 Jul 01).
"Gordiyenko joined the
police in 1970. A native of the city of Kemerovo,
southern Siberia, he started the career from a post
of police inspector. Later he taught in a higher educational establishment
and then was transferred to Moscow
where he became senior inspector in the main criminal investigation
department. For some time he headed the criminal investigation department
but then returned to Moscow to
assume the post of first deputy head of a department in the Interior
Ministry. Gordiyenko is a candidate of legal sciences. He has been awarded
the Order of Courage and personal arms. His colleagues characterise him as
a high-class professional" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 2 Jul 01).
(Deputy Minister) Chief of the Criminal Police Sservice ---
. NURGALIYEV, Rashid, Colonel-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Jul 02).
previously worked in the economic security department of the Federal
Security Service (FSB), where he headed the section for combating the
illegal drug turnover. Prior to his current appointment he was deputy
director and head of the inspection department in the FSB" (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Jul 02).]
[His predecessor was -- Bobrovskiy, Nikolay
Leonidovich, Major-General, appointed (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 12 Jul 01 P
2). BOBROVSKIY was "born
in Ivanovo in 1952, graduated from the USSR KGB elite
educational institutions, and has served for around 25 years in the state
security and foreign intelligence organs. He has great experience
in operational work. During the last few years he has worked in the
Russian Federation Presidential Staff and the government apparatus and
was deputy minister for taxes and levies. Evidently the main thing
in N. Bobrovskiy's biography, which has determined his current
appointment, is his affiliation with the SVR [Foreign Intelligence
Service]." (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 12 Jul 01 P 2).]
[Previous Chief was GURYEV, Valeriy, Lieutenant-General, appointed
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 21 Dec 00). Guryev worked as chief of the ministry's department
for curbing economic crimes. Guryev was born in the Tambov region in 1951, graduated from the Tambov
Pedagogical Institute and the InteriorMinistryAcademy. He has been with the police since 1973 and
worked all the way up from investigator to department chief. The federal
criminal police committee was set up in December 2000 and is the main
body in the Russian Interior Ministry dealing with the organised crime.
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 21 Dec 00).
[Previous Head of the Organized Crime Police ---
OVCHINNIKOV, Aleksandr (ITAR-TASS, 7 Feb 02).]
Main Department for Fighting Organized Crime [Criminal Police Service]
Deputy Head --- Gorshkov, Vladimir (ITAR-TASS, 7 Feb 02).
Special Rapid-Reaction Unit (SOBR) [Criminal
disbanded --- "Kommersant has gotten hold of the text of [Russian
Internal Affairs Minister] Boris Gryzlov's Order No. 585 on the reform of the
MVD [Ministry of Internal Affairs]. According to this document the
minister has decided to disband his predecessor Vladimir Rushaylo's brainchild,
the Federal Criminal Police Committee. It will be replaced by the MVD's
Criminal Police Service, which will comprise all the power ministry main
administrations. But no room has been found for the Administration for
Combating Crime in the High Technology Sphere ("R" Administration) in
the new structure" (Kommersant 22 Jun 01 P 1).]
Chief --- ORLOV, Alexey, Major-General, (ITAR-TASS, 19 Nov
Chief was NINO, Nikolay, Maj-Gen. Appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey 21 Dec 00). Nino
was born in the south-western Siberian Omsk region in 1957. After service
in the army, he worked at a defence industry plant and simultaneously
studied at a higher educational establishment. In 1983, he became a senior
official of a district police department, later entered the Department for
Combating Socialist Property Misappropriation of the Omsk region. Nino joined the Interior Ministry in
1990. Having started with the position of envoy, he graduated from the InteriorMinistryAcademy in 1997. Prior to his current post, he worked as
first deputy chief of his present department. (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey 21 Dec 00).]
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(Âå÷åðíèé Íîâîñèáèðñê, 19 Nov 2002).
Chief --- ROMODANOVSKIY, Konstantin, Major-General
(Moskovskiy Komsomolets 24 May 01 P 6).
he was appointed internal affairs minister Boris Gryzlov has been
replacing former leaders of the department's subdivisions either with men
from St. Petersburg or else with former security officials who served in
the FSB at the same time as Vladimir Putin. Konstantin
Romodanovskiy also worked under the incumbent president in the
counterintelligence service -- he was deputy chief of the
counterintelligence service's USB. It is clear that it was
this which determined Boris Gryzlov's choice. The MVD USB
itself has received the new appointment calmly. The point is that
in the counterintelligence service Konstantin Romodanovskiy had a
reputation as an intellectual and an analyst who knows how to deal not
only with subordinates but also with representatives of the mass
media" (Kommersant 30 May 01 P3).
Head --- MOZYAKOV, Vitaly (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 4
[Mozyakov, from the Leningrad Oblast prosecutor's office, was
named deputy minister and head of the Investigations Committee (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 4 April 01; Kommersant, 5 April 01; Segodnya, 5 April
01; Sobraniye, 9 April 01, p. 3349).]
Chief (Deputy Minister) --- SOLOVYEV, Yevgeniy (Kommersant,
5 April; Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 7 April; Sobraniye, 9 April, p. 3348).
[A Federal Security Service (FSB) official from St. Petersburg (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 April 01),
According to Kommersant (5 April), Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey (4 April),
and <agentura.ru>, Solovyev had been deputy director of the FSB and
headed the FSB personnel administration. Kommersant (5 April)
reported he had worked 20 years in the FSB, part of the time under Putin.]
First Deputy Director --- Maj-Gen. SMORODIN, Nikolay
(Krasnaya Zvezda, 15 Feb 03).
Chief (Deputy Minister) --- Chekalin, Aleksandr
Alekseyevich, Colonel-General (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 12 Jul 01 P 2).
["Hero of the Russian Federation, has become chief of the Public Security
Service. He was born in the city of Vereya in Moscow Oblast in 1947; he has a technical and
legal higher education and graduated from the MVDAcademy. Since August 2000 he has been Russian Federation deputy minister of internal affairs. He
spent a long time in the ChechenRepublic. A. Chekalin is one of the most
experienced MVD leaders." (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 12 Jul 01 P 2).]
Directorate (Radio Intelligence and Combating Crime in the Hi-tech Area) [MVD Main Staff]
["Usually known in the directorate as the intelligence
department. . . . In terms of its official duties the sixth
department was responsible for suppressing interference on the frequencies
used by the MVD. Something like a radio state traffic inspectorate."
(Moskovskiy Komsomolets 27 Jun 01 PP 1-2). Supposedly abolished by
Ministerial Order # 585. (Kommersant in Russian 22 Jun 01 P 1).]
Chief --- KUDINOV, Viktor, ?-General (Nezavisimaya
Gazeta in Russian 08 May 01).
Chief was --- CHEPCHUGOV, Dmitriy (Moskovskiy Komsomolets 16 Feb 01).]
["Skovorodin was born in the town of Petropavlovsk, North
Kazakhstan, in 1953. He
graduated from Omsk police college in 1972 and the USSRInteriorMinistryAcademy in 1980. He worked in criminal investigation
departments in the town of Kurgan and the Kurgan region. He started service in a police department as investigator
in 1972, eight years later he became deputy head and then head of the
criminal investigation department in the Kurgan region. Skovorodin has been head of the regional police
department since 1987 and became head of the police department of the Perm region in 2000" (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey 30 Jul 01 ).]
Deputy Minister and Chief of the Federal Service for
Economic and Tax Crimes --- VERYOVKIN-ROKHALSKY, Sergey, Lt-Gen, appointed
(ITAR-TASS, 25 Mar 03).
[Veryovkin-Rokhalsky: "acting director of the Federal Tax
Police Service "until the completion of reorganization measures
connected with the abolition" of this structure. V., 55, was
born into a family of a military serviceman. Graduated from the
Leningrad Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics in 1972. From
1972, worked in security services of the former Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, of Astrakhan, and the Russian Far Eastern cities of
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Vladivostok. Was chief of the Sakhalin
regional branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in 1993-99 and chief
of the Maritime regional arm of FSB in 1999-2000. Deputy tax
minister since April 2000 and deputy director of the Federal Tax Police
Service since March 2001. First deputy director of the Federal Tax Police
Service from August 2001 to March 2003. Married and has a son. (ITAR-TASS,
25 Mar 03).]
["An overhaul of Russia's interior troops is expected to be completed by
late 2005. They will be downsized by 33,700 servicemen, commander-in-chief
of the Russian interior forces Col. Gen. Vyacheslav Tikhomirov told
journalists on Monday. The interior troops are currently some 200,000
strong." (Interfax, 13 May 02).]
INTERNAL TROOPS CINC (& Deputy Minister of Internal
Affairs) --- TIKHOMIROV, Vyacheslav, Col-Gen,
Appointed by Acting President Putin, (LENTA.RU 22 January 2000).
Tikhomirov: was Commander of Ural MD ( - Jan 2000).
[Previous CINC, OVCHINNIKOV, Vyacheslav, Col-Gen, was
"releaved of duty and transferred to other work." (LENTA.RU
21:17 MT. 22 January 2000).]
First Deputy Commander --- BARANOV, Valeriy,
Col-Gen. Appointed (Agentstvo
Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Aug 02).
["Baranov was born in the Orenburg region in 1948. He graduated from the Kazan higher tank command college, ArmoredTroopsAcademy and GeneralStaffAcademy. He was commander of a platoon, company,
regiment, division and army corps in the Trans-Baikal military district,
later held several posts in the Moscow military district. Before the current
appointment he was deputy commander of the North Caucasus military district" (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey, 14 Aug 02).
Deputy, Lt-Gen Nikolay Garidov, was killed in a helicopter crash in Chechnya (ITAR-TASS, 27 Jan 02).]
First Deputy Commander (Chief of Staff) ROGOZHKIN, Nikolay,
Lt-Gen appointed, (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Aug 02).
Deputy Commander --- TÎPCHIY, Maj-Gen Sergey (Krasnaya Zvezda 04 Jun 03).
INFORMATION: born 7 February 1954
in Tambov. He graduated
from the USSRMVDHigherPoliticalSchool in 1977, and from the LeninMilitary-PoliticalAcademy
in 1986. In 1995 he became a department chief in the Personnel Work
Directorate of the RF MVD Internal Troops, and in 1999 Deputy Commander of
the Moscow Internal Troops' District." (Krasnaya Zvezda 4 Jun 03).]
Deputy Commander --- PANKOV, Mikhail, Colonel-General
(Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, ,
4 Aug 00).
Deputy Commander --- KAVUN, Stanislav, Lt-Gen (Interfax, 21 Apr 00; 6 Aug 02).
Deputy Commander (Aviation) --- PYLNEV, Yuriy Major-General appointed
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Aug 02).
["Pylnev was born in the Tambov region in 1952. He graduated from the Tambov higher air force pilots college, GagarinAirForceAcademy and GeneralStaffAcademy. He served in the long-range aviation as
commander of an aircraft, unit, squadron, aircraft regiment, aviation
division and at other posts. Before the current appointment Pylnev was
deputy commander of an Air Force army" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey,
14 Aug 02).]
Deputy Commander (Armaments) --- ROVENSKY, Pyotr, Lt-Gen.
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 26 Feb 03; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 01
Deputy Commander (Combat Training) --- LAZEBIN, Yevgeniy,
Major-General. Appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Aug 02).
["Lazebin was born in the Altai territory in 1955. He
graduated from the Omsk
higher joint-arms command college, FrunzeMilitaryAcademy and GeneralStaffAcademy. He commanded a motorized rifle platoon,
company, battalion, regiment and Taman division
in the Moscow military district. Before the current
appointment Lazebin was chief-of-staff and first deputy commander of an
army corps in the Siberian military district" (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey, 14 Aug 02).]
deployed in Chechnya. (ITAR-TASS, 19 May 00). Headquaters
in Groznyy, Its units are expected to be located in Urus-Martan and in the
area of the villages of Shali, Kalinovskaya and Chervlyonaya.
(Interfax, 12 Sep 00).]
Deputy Commander --- DEMCHENKO, Vladimir,
Col (Interfaks 3 Aug 00).
Internal Troops Brigade
in Makhachkala (ITAR-TASS, 11 Apr 02).
District (ITAR-TASS, 14 Oct 02).
["Melikov was born in the Moscow region in 1965. He graduated from the Saratov higher military command college of the Interior
Ministry troops and FrunzeMilitaryAcademy. Melikov served in the North Caucasus district of the Interior Ministry troops and
accomplished service and combat tasks in Chechnya. From March 2001 Melikov was acting commander of
the division"(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Jul 02).]
["Commander of an Interior Ministry battalion and a
serviceman of the battalion have died in Chechnya. 'The incident happened on a motorway several
kilometers from the Samashki village in the Achkhoi-Martan district at
about 6:00 p.m. Moscow time (1400 GMT) on Monday,' … terrorist act killed
Lieutenant Colonel Tsindeliani, commander of the 383rd separate
operational purpose battalion of the Interior Ministry troops."
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Sep 02).]
Chief-of-Staff and First Deputy Commander --- Fomenko,
Gennady, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 29 Mar 01).
was born in 1955, graduated from the NovosibirskHigherCommandCollege of the Soviet Interior Ministry and the GeneralStaffAcademy. He commanded units and formations of the
Interior Ministry troops, including an operational regiment of the troops'
North Caucasus district. His previous appointment is commander
of a separate operational brigade in the Moscow district. Fomenko took part in the
anti-guerrilla operation in Chechnya and received the title of the Hero of Russia for
merits displayed there" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 29 Mar 01).]
Commander --- Zmeyev, Mikhail, Major-General. Appointed
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 12 Mar 01).
born in the Rostov region in 1953, graduated from the Interior Ministry higher
military college in the city of Ordzhonikidze (now Vladikavkaz) and the Frunze
Military Academy. He became major-general in 1995 and served as deputy
commander of the North
Caucasus district of the
Interior Ministry troops in 1996-1998. Was deputy commander of the Siberian
district of the Interior Ministry troops in charge of combat training from 1998
to 2001. (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 12 Mar 01).
Commander was commander Colonel-General Alexander Muratov who in November 2000
was appointed chief federal inspector of the Chuvashian autonomous republic.
Commander --- KOTOV, Yuriy, Major-General. Appointed
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 14 Aug 02).
First Deputy Commander (Chief of Staff) --- ARTYBAKAYEV, Igor', Maj-Gen
Appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 14 Aug 02).
33rd Separate Spetsnaz Brigade
Stationed in the Lebyazhye
village of the Leningrad
region: will be the first to be manned with professional servicemen
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Jan 03).