22 December 2003
Directory of RF Defense Related Agencies and Personnel
Putin publicly agreed to S. Ivanov proposal to resubordinate
RR Troops to RF Ministry of Defense (Moskovskiy
Komsomolets, 20 Nov 03).]
previous structure derived from RF Presidential Edict No. 821 of 1 August 1997.]
1995 established as a separate Federal Service by Presidential Decree
during 1995. (Krasnaya Zvezda 5 Oct 95 p 2).]
RR Troops were officially subordinated to the Ministry of Architecture,
Construction and Housing and Utilities by Decree of the Russian President
of 18 April 1992. However, a 1994 article stated that the Railroad Troops
were "operating as an independent institution
under the Ministry of Railways of Russia." (Krasnaya Zvezda 30
Nov 94 p 1).]
troops' mission has been broadened somewhat. Under the laws, they are
henceforth to be used not only to provide technical cover, rebuild and
secure railroads in order to support combat and mobilization operations,
build new railroads in peacetime and wartime, and enhance the
survivability and carrying capacity of existing railways, but also rebuild
railroads destroyed as a result of natural disasters and accidents.
Another new element is to perform missions under international
Units and formations of the Railroad Troops now have the status of legal
entities, which enables them to independently enter into contracts and
agreements, thereby participating, in effect, in the Russian market for
railroad construction and modernization alongside the Russian Federation
Ministry of Railroads, the Transport Construction Corporation, and other
construction companies. For the Railroad Troops, however,
participation in the construction of facilities on a commercial basis
allows them not only to use such activities to provide specialized training
to their personnel, but also to build and modernize railways in
strategically and operationally important sectors at their customers'
expense.”(Krasnaya Zvezda 5 Oct 95 p 2).]
Railroad Troops include four railway corps, 28 separate railway brigades as
well as several military units, scientific and research entities.
(ITAR-TASS, 2 May 99).]
First Deputy Commander (Chief of Staff) --- LAPSHIN, Vyacheslav Vasil'yevich,
Col-Gen Ph: 262-91-34
(www.cityline.ru/politika/prav/fszhv.html, 3 Jan 03; Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey, 17 Dec 03).
First Deputy Commander --- LESHCHEV, Vladimir,
Vladimirovich, Ph: 262-19-83 (cityline.ru, 3 Jan 03).
Deputy Commander --- BURY, Vyacheslav,
Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 22 Dec 03).
Deputy Commander --- AZAROV, Vitaliy
Mikhaylovich, Ph: 262-68-05 (cityline.ru,
3 Jan 03).
Deputy Commander --- VLASENKO, Valeriy
Vasil'yevich, Ph: 262-41-28 (cityline.ru,
3 Jan 03).
Deputy Commander --- ZHUDINOV, Vladikmir
Il'yich Ph: 262-69-72 (cityline.ru,
3 Jan 03).
Deputy Commander --- КАМАЛОВ Хамит
Искарович - 262-07-46 (cityline.ru,
3 Jan 03).
Deputy Commander (Chief Engineer) --- KORNISHIN, Yevgeniy, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey, 7 Aug 02; 22 Dec 03).
Deputy Commander --- YAKIMENKO, Viktor, Lt-Gen, (ITAR-TASS, 2 May 99). (Krasnaya Zvezda, 4
Deputy Commander --- KHIMCHENKO, Viktor,
Lt-Gen, (Interfax 1338 GMT 4 Feb 95; cityline.ru, 3
Director's Staff (Аппарат
RR Troops Staff (Штаб Железнодорожных войск)
Armaments and Maintenance
Directorate (Управления вооружения
Training and Cadres Directorate (Управлениe боевой подготовки и кадров)
Chief --- VEREMEYEV, Anatoliy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 20
Departments (Самостоятельныe отделов)
железнодорожных корпусов - 4
Commander --- GUROV, N., ?-Gen, (Komsomol’skaya Pravda 19 Dec 95 p 2).
железнодорожные бригады - 28
39th Separate Railway Battalion
Commander --- ORLOV, Yuriy,
Lieutenant-Colonel (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 7 Aug 02).
части, научно-исследовательские учреждения, организации и военные образовательные
учреждения профессионального образования.
Group (in Chechnya)
(OGFUZhDV) [Railroad Troops]
Commander --- KOSHMAN, N.P., Lt-Gen,
(Krasnaya Zvezda 19 Jan 95 p 3).
Peterburg Military-Transport Institute [Railroad Troops]
- Address: 190000, Sankt-Peterburg, Naberezhnaya
reki Moykim 96.
Teleph: (812) 311-93-95 (Krasnaya Zvezda, 22 Jan 94; 15 Apr 94).
Directorate (Оперативноe управлениe)
and Manning Directorate (Управлениe организационно-мобилизационноe и комплектованиe)
Chief --- KRYLOV, Sergey, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda 9 Feb 01).
Construction and Reconstruction Directorate (Управлениe
восстановления и строительства
Upbringing Work Directorate (Управлениe воспитательной работы)
Chief --- BURY, Vyacheslav, Lt-Gen
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 22 Dec 03).