Revised: 14 November 2003

Directory of RF Defense Related Agencies and Personnel

·  Main Index

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·  Documents

·  Biographical Index

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Editor's Notes


RF Ministry of Defense

 Address: 103160, ул.Знаменка, д.19  
Ph: 296-39-55.  
Phone, Directorate of Information and the Press: 293-66-90, Fax: 293-33-13.  

Minister --- IVANOV, Sergey Borisovich
(Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 28 Mar 01)  
Ph: 293-27-32; 923-25-48 (<>).


·  Aircraft Search and Rescue

·  Apparat

·  ASKOND Company

·  Census Bureau

·  General Staff

·  Information Security Dept.

·  Inspectorate, Military

·  Main Directorate For International Military Cooperation

·  Press Service

·  State Committee for the State Defense Order


·  1st Separate Security Brigade

·  2nd Central Scientific-Research Institute

·  3rd Central Scientific Research Institute  

·  4th Central Scientific Research Institute

·  5th Central Scientific Research Institute

·  8th "Defense Project Institute"  

·  13th Scientific-Research Institute


·  16th Scientific Research and Testing Institute  

·  15th Central Research, Development and Testing Institute

·  17th Central Project Institute of Communications

·  19th Test Range

·  29th Scientific-Research Institute

·  38th Scientific-Research Institute

·  40th Scientific-Research Institute


First Deputy Minister and Chief of the General Staff --- KVASHNIN, Anatoliy, Gen Army.  Ph: 293-77-67 (<>), 293-20-47
First Deputy Minister and State Secretary --- MIKHAYLOV, Nikolay Vasilyevich, 296-07-52,293-62-52 (
First Deputy Minister and Chair of the State Committee for the State Defense Order --- MATYUKHIN, Vladimir, Gen Army(former head of FAPSI) (Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 12 Mar 03).
Deputy Defense Minister --- KUDELINA, Lyubov Kondratyevna  (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 28 Mar 01) [FBIS FOREIGN MEDIA ANALYSIS]
Deputy Defense Minister --- MOSKOVSKIY, Aleksey, Col-Gen  (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 28 Mar 01); (Vek, 1 Feb 02).
Deputy Defense Minister --- PUZANOV, Igor  (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 30 Mar 01). Ph: 296-39-44; 925-82-64 (

  • [Puzanov will be responsible for relations with political power institutions, the information sphere, and ecological problems.  (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 30 Mar 01)].

Deputy Defense Minister --- KORMILTSEV, Nikolay Viktorovich, Col-Gen, appointed Ground Troops Commander 28 March 01 (RIA Novosti, 28 March 01).   Appoint as Deputy Minister of Defense ( 30 Apr 01).
Deputy Minister (Arms Exports) --- DMITRIYEV, Mikhail Arkad'yevich, Lt-Gen  (Kommersant, 21 Nov 00); (Izvestiya, 22 Jan 02).

Deputy Minister (Rear Services) --- ISAKOV, Vladimir Ilyich, Gen Army, (<>), Ph: 293-15-77,293-58-01.  Promoted to General of the Army (Novyye Izvestiya, 2 Mar 02).
Deputy Minister (Construction & Billeting of Troops) --- Lieutenant General Anatoly Grebenyuk (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 04 Mar 03).

  • Grebenyuk was born in the town of Mizoch in the Rivno region of Ukraine on October 18, 1955. He graduated from the Ukrainian Institute of Water-Borne Transport Engineers in 1997. Prior to his current appointment, he served as deputy chief of construction and quartering.
  • Previous Deputy Minister -- KOSOVAN, Aleksandr Davidovich, Gen Army (Radio Rossii, 24 May 01). Ph: 293-15-91; 924-62-62, 293-80-59 <>).  Promoted to General of the Army (Novyye Izvestiya, 2 Mar 02). Retired due to age. (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 04 Mar 03).

Deputy Minister --- TOPOROV, Vladimir Mikhaylovich, Gen Army  (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 8 Feb 00). Ph: 296-33-66

  • [Toporov said to have been given supervision over combat training and main political work department  (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 30 Mar 01).]
  • Ph: 296-89-84; 925-12-84  (

Chief Inspector --- MOISEYEV, Mikhail, Gen Army  (Vek, 29 Sep 00).
Main Judicial-Medical Expert of the Ministry of Defense --- KOLKUTIN, Viktor (Kommersant 15 Oct 02).

Aircraft Search and Rescue, Federal Directorate for ["under the Defense Ministry"]

Chief --- POPOV, Vladimir, Maj-Gen appointed 12 Mar 03 (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 12 Mar 03).

  • ["Popov was born in the town of Mariinsk in Kemerovo Region on 13 September 1951   He graduated from the Barnaul higher military pilots college in 1974, Gagarin Air Force Academy in 1982 and served in air force units holding positions from pilot to bomber regiment commander in 1974-1988.  In 1988, he joined the interdepartmental commission on air traffic control   After graduating from the General Staff Academy in 1993, Popov was appointed as chief-of-staff and first deputy commander of the Russian border guard aviation   In 1997, he became deputy head of the federal directorate for aircraft search and rescue.  Popov has mastered 12 types of aircraft and spent over 12,000 hours in the air   He is a distinguished Russian pilot. He has been awarded an order and 10 medals" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 12 Mar 03).]


Head --- CHOBOTOV, Andrey, Lt-Gen (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 16 Dec 02).  Noted as "Adviser to the Minister of Defense" (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 30 Nov 01).

  • [Previous Head --- PANKOV, Nikolay, Lt-Gen, appointed (Kommersant, 25 Apr 01). "48-year-old Lieutenant-General Nikolay Pankov was appointed head of the apparatus and defense minister's aide.  He is a scion of the FSB [Federal Security Service]; in the mid-nineties he moved into the Federal Border Service (FPS).  In 1998 the then FPS Director Colonel-General Nikolay Bordyuzha was appointed Security Council Secretary and took Mr. Pankov with him to Old Square.  For almost three years afterwards (including when Vladimir Putin was Security Council secretary) Pankov was in charge of the work of the Security Council apparatus" (Kommersant 25 Apr 01 P 2).  He replaced Igor Sergeyev's assistant Colonel-General Vyacheslav Meleshko, (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 29 Apr 01).]

Financial-Economic Directorate [Central Apparat]

Head --- MIRENKOV, Anatoliy Ivanovich, Maj-Gen, appointed 1988 (Krasnaya Zvezda 9 Jun 01).

Census, Central Military C. Bureau

  • "The Central Military Census Bureau has been set up in the Defense Ministry. The new bureau has been set in accordance with the government decree on the all-Russian census to be carried out within the period from October 9 to October 16, 2002" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 30 Jan 02).

Central Efficiency Report Board

  • (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 21 Feb 03).

Press Service

Head (and Press Secretary of Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov) --- SEDOV, Vyacheslav, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 Oct 03).

  • "Sedov's predecessor, Colonel Nikolai Deryabin, was fired on September 8, 2003. Sedov is 45 years old. He graduated from the Defense Ministry's Red Banner Institute and editor department of the Lenin Military Political Academy. In addition, he has diplomas of the Bundeswehr academy and courses in international relations of the University of Ottawa. He speaks English and German. Sedov has served in various trouble spots, including Ethiopia, Kosovo, Abkhazia and Chechnya. He started working in the Defense Ministry's central administration in 1993. He is a member of the Russian Union of Journalists and the author of a few monographs" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 Oct 03).

Previous Chiefs:

  • BOCHAROV, Leonid, Col (Nezavisimoye voyennoye obozreniye, 12 Sep 03).
  • DERYABIN, Nikolay, Colonel (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 19 Nov 01); (Interfax 13 Sep 01).

Reception (Приемной министра обороны)

Chief --- GERASIMOV, Viktor, Maj-Gen Just (Krasnaya Zvezda 6 Mar 01).

[In addition to the above agencies which support the Minister and his immediate offices, there are a number of agencies referred to in the media as being subordinate to the Ministry of Defense, which clearly perform other functions, are not necessarily co-located with the Ministry's offices, but are referred to as being subordinate to "the Ministry of Defense."]

Other Subordinate Agencies:

1st Central Scientific Research Institute TsNII МО РФ (ВК)  [Ministry of Defense/Navy]

[See Navy Listing]

1st Separate Security Brigade [Ministry of Defense]

  • "1-ая Отдельная бригада охраны Министерства обороны РФ" (Krasnaya Zvezda, 4 Jul 01).

Commander --- SAMOL'KIN, Aleksey, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 4 Jul 01).

2nd Central Scientific-Research Institute (2 ЦНИИ МО РФ) [Ministry of Defense]

  • "Scientific center for the development of theoretical and applied questions of air (aero-space) defense (PZVO) of the country and the armed forces, operational-strategic and military-economic bases, and military-technical design of PVO systems and weaponry, and the methods and forms of their use" Personnel currently include 25 doctors of science, 200 candidates, 70+ members of the Academy of Military Sciences (Nezavisimoye voyennoye obozreniye, No 43, 21 Nov 97).
  • Subordinate to the Air Force (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 14 Feb 03).
  • Designed "Orion radio-technical intelligence stations" to help increase firing efficiency of surface-to-air missile systems and aircraft systems in adverse radio-electronic conditions, "written into the program of the S-400" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 30 Apr 02).
  • [Previously referred to as - НИИ-2, НИИ ПВО].
  • В/ч 03444 (?)

170005, Тверь, А.Никитина наб., 32
(0822) 318829
Факс 312267   (<>, 29 May 01).
[Subject areas: air defense, missile defense, space, aviation, Missile Attack Warning System (60s).]

Chief --- SILKIN, T. Aleksandr, Maj-Gen, since 1999 (<>, 29 May 01).

Deputy Chief for Scientific Work --- YAGOL'NIKOV, Sergey Vasil'yevich, Col, Dr. Tech Sciences, Professor,  (Караван, Тверской областной еженедельник, №328 web (247?)).

  • [Previous Chiefs:

генерал-лейтенант артиллерии Сергей Федорович Ниловский (1957-1966 гг.)
генерал-лейтенант Борис Александрович Королев (1966-1981 гг.).
?Коваленок Владимир Васильевич]

Housing Directorate (Домоуправление) [2 ЦНИИ МО РФ]

  • 170005, Тверь, Горького 72/4, тел. 315801

Kapustin Yar 4th State Central Interbranch Test Range (Государственный центральный межвидовой полигон (ГЦМП) "Капустин Яр" (РВСН, ПВО, СВ))

  • Created in 1997 on the base of a former PVO test range  (<>, 29 May 01).
  • ["of the Defence Ministry located in the town of Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan region" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 20 Apr 01).   The centre of the test range is the town of Znamensk (RTR, 14 May 01).]
  • [Current operations include 132 projects, including: S-400, mods of S-300VM, Buk, Tor, Pantsir, Iskander.]

Chief --- PEREVOZCHIKOV, Nikolay (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 18 May 01).

Emba Ground Troops Air Defense Test Range [Kapustin Yar]

    • Subordinated to Kapustin Yar since 1998.  в/ч 33491.  "At Emba there remains on a small separate section, which will work on the fields where missile components, launched from Kapustin Yar in support of Sary Shagan fall" (<>, 29 May 01).

Sary Shagan Missile Defense Test Range (Kazakhstan) (Полигон ПРО Сары-Шаган)

      "В 1957 году в Твери были развернуты головной Научно-исследовательский институт войск ПВО (ЦНИИ-2 МО) и военная академия ПВО имени Маршала Советского Союза Г.К. Жукова (ныне военный университет). ЦНИИ-2 был и остается главным научным центром России в области воздушно-космической обороны (ВКО), законодателем в обосновании перспектив развития вооружения и построения системы. 
     1 сентября 1935 года считается днем появления института, когда был сформирован Артиллерийский стрелковый комитет (АСК) зенитной артиллерии (ЗА), в который переводятся специалисты Севастопольской школы ЗА. Комитет в составе 16 офицеров занимался вопросами теории стрельбы по воздушным целям, боевой подготовки и применения ЗА и приборов, разработки уставов, правил стрельбы и т.д. 
     К 1941 году на вооружение ПВО при непосредственном участии АСК поступает новая техника: 85-мм пушка образца 1939 года; приборы управления артиллерийским зенитным огнем (ПУАЗО); 37-мм автоматическая зенитная пушка образца 1939 года. 
     В 1942 году АСК преобразуется в стрелково-тактический комитет (СТК) ЗА и подчиняется напрямую Командующему войсками ПВО территории страны. Штат увеличен до 90 человек, в том числе 60 - военнослужащих. 
     В 1947 году, находясь в Москве, СТК преобразуется в научно-исследовательский институт стрельбы ЗА, переводится в Евпаторию и подчиняется президенту Академии артиллерийских наук (ААН) - Главному маршалу артиллерии Н.Н.Воронову. До 1955 года основным объектом изучения и исследования оставалась пушка. В 1955 году в результате выполненной НИР "Анализ возможностей существующих и вновь разрабатываемых средств ЗА по отражению состоящих на вооружении и перспективных СВН" впервые была теоретически обоснована необходимость отказа от применения ствольной ЗА (особенно средней и крупнокалиберной) и перехода к зенитным управляемым ракетам (ЗУР) как основному огневому средству. В эти годы осуществляется сотрудничество с такими учеными мирового класса, как Колмогоров, Благонравов, Прохоров, Пчельников, Пугачев, Вентцель, Лихтеров, Гришин и другие.
     В 1957 году НИИ-2 ААН переводится в Калинин (Тверь), называется НИИ-2 войск ПВО с вливанием сотрудников одного из Учебных центров потребительной авиации. В тверской период первым начальником института был назначен Герой Советского Союза, гвардии генерал-лейтенант артиллерии С.Ф. Ниловский. 
     С тех пор главным объектом исследований, наряду с прочими, являются зенитно-ракетные комплексы (ЗРК), в этом институт занимает ведущие позиции в стране и за ее пределами. В открытой печати сотрудников предприятий промышленности, в рекламных проспектах выставок военно-промышленных комплексов раскрывался процесс создания образцов и систем вооружения войск ПВО таких, как ЗРК С-25, С-75, С-125, С-200, С-300, С-400, А-35, "Панцирь", самолеты МиГ-31, СУ-27, различные РЛС, военно-космические объекты. Характеристики этих разработок находятся на мировом уровне соответствующих работ других стран, а в ряде случаев их превосходят. Институт НИИ-2 закладывал основы системного обоснования необходимости создания перечисленных видов оружия, их совместного применения в войсковых группировках, перспектив их дальнейшего развития и создания новых систем. 
     В 1956 г. были приняты решения об объединении научно-исследовательского института, научно-испытательного центра и ряда мелких научных структур родов войск в комплексный научно-исследовательский институт вида Вооруженных сил (ныне - 2-й ЦНИИ МО) и о создании Военной академии вида Вооруженных сил - Войск ПВО страны. 
     Ориентация НИИ на обоснованиеперспектив развития состава вооружения и построения системы ВКО в совместной работе с НИИ и КБ оборонных отраслей промышленности, а академии - на совершенствование организации системы ПВО, разработку форм и способов борьбы с воздушно-космическим противником, системы оперативной и боевой подготовки войск подводили комплексный научный фундамент под дальнейшее развитие Войск ПВО страны. Мудрое решение о совместной дислокации института и академии в одном месте (в г. Твери) благоприятствовало успешному выполнению возлагавшихся на них задач" (<>, 29 May 01).

3rd Central Scientific Research Institute [Ministry of Defense]

 4th Central Scientific Research Institute [Ministry of Defense (Moskovskiy)]

·         Mailing address: 141080, g. Yubileynyy, Moskovskaya Obl., ulitsa Tikhonravova, 34, B/Ch 25840 (, 19 March 2002).


·         Commander's Phone: 513-9545 (, 23 March 2000).

  • Located in the city of Yubileynyy.  Resubordinated directly to Deputy Defense Minister Moskovskiy (Nezavisimoye voyennoye obozreniye, 21 Feb 03).
  • ["In May 1946, in accordance with a resolution of the USSR Soviet of Ministers and by order of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, creation began of the Scientific-Research Artillery Institute of Rocket-Propelled Armaments (NII-4), now the 4th Central Scientific-Research Institute of  the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense.

   "In 1953, after entering the Academy of Artillery Sciences system, NII-4 actively dealt with the creation and development of the first long-range,
liquid-fuel, guided missiles, the R-1 and R-2, and in the 50s - the strategic missiles R-5M and R-12.   The research conducted here touched on issues relating to ballistics, attitude control and stability in flight. . . .
    Starting in the mid 50s, under the leadership of Deputy Chief of NII-4 B. Zhitkov, work began on researching the possibility of creating long-range, solid-fuel missiles.
    After the formation of the Strategic Missile Troops, in December of 1959, the Institute became part of their make-up and began carrying out the orders of the Main Staff, NTK [Scientific Technical Committee], GURVO [Main Directorate of Missile Troops Equipment] and other RVSN CINC directorates" (Armeyskiy Sbornik, 01 Jun 01).]

  • ["The main objective of this leading research establishment of the Strategic Missile Troops is the provision of operational and strategic substantiation for the employment of nuclear missiles. ...there are now 1,500 research officers working at the institute (average rank: lieutenant colonel), and approximately 1,000 civilians.  These include 30 doctors and 500 candidates of sciences.  These specialists in their time developed possible scenarios for large- scale combat actions, with probable opponents being NATO and the USSR.  Today, according to Dvorkin, much attention has to be given to regional scenarios:  'Regional conflicts are of interest to us from the viewpoint of the survivability of nuclear rocket forces because we believe that losses of strategic nuclear forces in conventional war are unacceptable.'  Moreover, provisions have to be made for the possibility of mass destruction weapons appearing in third countries. 'In this event, if irrational regimes are in power there,' Vladimir Dvorkin stressed, 'we must have the possibility to threaten some selective local action.' ... The institute has its own linear accelerator which can speed up electrons to the energy of 7 megaelectron-volts."  (Nezavisimaya Gazeta 4 Nov 94 p 1).]

Chief --- SHIVEREV, Aleksandr, Col (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 16 Dec 02).

  • [Previous Chief was DVORKIN, Vladimir Zinovyevich, Maj-Gen, Doctor of Technology, Chief from 1993-2001 (Armeyskiy Sbornik, 01 Jun 01; Nezavisimaya Gazeta 4 Nov 94; <>, 18 Feb 02).]

[DVORKIN, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:  completed Black Sea Higher Naval School imeni Nakhimov.  (Vooruzheniye Politika Konversiya, No 2, Mar-Apr 01).  "Up until 2001, Major General (Reserve) Vladimir Zinovyevich Dvorkin directed the RF Defense Ministry 4th Central Scientific Research Institute, which was engaged in planning and working out the development of the RF Strategic Nuclear Forces.   He is an Honored Scientist and Engineer of the Russian Federation, a doctor of technical sciences and professor.   Dvorkin is a member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, Academy of Military Sciences, Russian Engineering Academy, International Engineering Academy and Academy of Cosmonautics.   He was born in Leningrad on 12 January 1936.   He participated in tests of the first domestic nuclear powered missile submarines and the first launches of ballistic missiles from beneath the water.   The author of over 350 scientific works, he defended his doctoral dissertation in 1974.   Theoretical and practical principles were developed under the scientific direction and with the immediate involvement of Vladimir Dvorkin for the following: construction of mathematical models for substantiating the main directions of development and state programs of armaments, RDT&E plans, scenarios of combat operations and the order of battle of Strategic Nuclear Forces groupings; development of the look of advanced missile complexes; substantiation and development of specifications and performance characteristics for missile armament realized in the creation of several generations of missile complexes; and integrated experimental development of missile weaponry.
    He is one of the principal authors of all program documents specifying development of the Strategic Nuclear Forces and RVSN [Strategic Missile Troops].   For many years he worked as an expert in the preparation of the SALT II, INF, START I and START II treaties and made a significant contribution to forming the position of the USSR and Russia at strategic offensive arms limitation and reduction talks.   He has been awarded the orders "For Service to the Homeland" 4th Class, "Distinguished Military Service," Labor Red Banner and Red Star, and many medals" <>, 18 Feb 02).]

Deputy Chief --- VASILENKO, Vladimir, Colonel, Candidate of Technical Sciences (Armeyskiy Sbornik, 01 Jun 01).

1st Design Bureau (1 КБ 4 ЦНИИ  МО)

  • [". . .занимавшееся разработкой экспериментального оборудования  и опытных образцов ракетного вооружения" (Sputnik, 6 Nov 02).]


50 TsNII MO[1] (space systems) [4 TsNII MO RF]

·         added into 4TsNII in 1997. 

45 TsNII MO (missile-space defense) [4 TsNII MO RF]

·         , added into 4TsNII in 1997.  A research center was established based on 45 TsNII (SYaS). 

Ecological Center [4 TsNII MO RF]

·        which is based on a experimental laboratory for research on the environmental situation in areas where missiles and related equipment were tested.

Missile Engine and Fuel Research Center [4 TsNII MO RF]

·         As of 2000, 4 TsNII also operated a Missile Engine and Fuel Research Center, test facilities on the vulnerability of missile complex components to nuclear weapons effects

Missile Failure Research Center [4 TsNII MO RF]

Missile Flight Dynamics Research Center [4 TsNII MO RF]

RVSN Signals Research Center or "Center for Information Security" [4 TsNII MO RF]

"Sektsiya Autonomous Noncommercial Organization" [4 TsNII MO RF]

·        Said to be "under the wing" of 4 TsNII, and headed by former Institute Chief General Lev Volkov.  The membership included Dvorkin and General of the Army Yuriy Yashin, former Chairman of the Main Technical Commission (Gostekhkomissiya).  The "Section's" responsibilities were said to include "offering services in the sphere of science, production, and education in strategic stability of interstate relations (the military aspect)," and "basic and exploratory research in the sphere of traditional and nontraditional technical systems for conducting armed combat in the continental and maritime theaters of military operations" (Segodnya, 7 July 1998).[2]

5th Central Scientific-Research and Testing Institute [Ministry of Defense] (5 ЦНИИ МО, ЦНИИ-5 МО)

  • Concerned with electronic warfare, protection of information, countering technical intelligence collection.
  • "Detailed to Gostekhkommissiya" ( , 29 May 01).
  • Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 8 Apr 02

8TH "Defense Project Institute"

Chief --- Malyavin, Vladimir, Colonel (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 3 Dec 02).

13th Scientific-Research Institute [Ministry of Defense]

  • Based in Lyubertsy outside Moscow (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Nov 03).
  • [". . . продление ресурсов и сроков службы авиатехники в процессе эксплуатации является приоритетным направлением деятельности 13-го НИИ МО" (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 8 Aug 01).]
  • Created a new activity make a new compact device for non-linear radar detection of hidden radio- electronic means

Chief --- KRUTILIN, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Oct 02).
Deputy Chief --- SEREDIN, Dmitriy (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey,  8 Aug 01).

15th Central Research, Development and Testing Institute [Ministry of Defense]

  • designing an automated mobile installation for mine disposal (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 30 Apr 02).

16th Scienticfic Research and Testing Institute named for Mar of Signals Troops A. I. Belov (16 ЦНИИИ МО РФ)

    • Established 1923.
    • "военно-полевых радиостанций, телефонных и телеграфных аппаратов и коммутаторов, кабелей связи, средств радиоразведки, . . . радиоэлектроники, выделившихся в последующем в самостоятельные отрасли (радионавигация, радиолокация, радиоуправление фугасами и другим оружием. . . Институт стоял у истоков и являлся инициатором создания первых радиорелейных и тропосферных станций, аппаратуры и систем передачи данных, аналоговых и цифровых средств каналообразования, техники засекречивания информации . . . систем спутниковой связи (сейчас это направление в институте является одним из приоритетных).  . . .современных аппаратно-программных комплексов связи и автоматизации, элементов телекоммуникационных сетей, реализующих стандартные протоколы информационного обмена, разработанных (разрабатываемых) в интересах других ведомств" (Voyennaya Mysl, Apr 03).

Chief --- AZAROV, G.I., Maj-Gen (Voyennaya Mysl, Apr 03).

  • "АЗАРОВ Геннадий Иванович родился 4 августа 1950 года в Башкирии. Окончил Киевское высшее военное инженерное училище связи (1972), адъюнктуру, Высшие курсы ВАГШ. Службу проходил в 16 ЦНИИИ, занимая последовательно должности от младшего научного сотрудника до заместителя начальника института по научной работе. С февраля 1992 года - начальник 16 ЦНИИИ МО РФ. Лауреат Государственной премии в области науки и техники, заслуженный изобретатель РФ, автор более 240 научных публикаций" (Voyennaya Mysl, Apr 03).

17th TsPISMO (Central Project Institute of Communications) [Ministry of Defense]

Chief --- LVOV, Yevgeniy, Colonel (Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 May 1999).

  • "The RF Armed Forces 17th Central Project Institute of Communications takes its history from 19 May 1949. According to Institute documentation, communications centers of hardened command posts of the General Staff, branches of the Armed Forces, military districts and armies were established and outfitted with elements of the Tsentr command and control system. A strategic satellite communications system and computer centers at military district command posts have been established. Institute specialists developed projects for communications and command and control systems in support of the RVSN [Strategic Missile Troops] under which hardened command posts, combat missile complexes with hardened antennas, and computer centers were built and placed on alert duty. Many of the projects originated in the Institute have been carried out for the first time, particularly the YeSSS-1 and YeSSS-2 space communications ground facilities, space reconnaissance facilities and a tropospheric communications system.  Despite difficult economic conditions, in the last few years the Institute has developed unique projects for a Ministry of Defense territorial communications system and dual-purpose satellite communications of the Northeastern Region. It is taking part in creating a unified system for battle management of strategic nuclear forces and [in creating] Topol-M missile complexes" (Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 May 1999).
  • "Our field of attention includes creating and automating advanced communications systems and equipment and developing mechanisms for using capacities of nonstate organizations and communications networks. The Institute is participating in RDT&E and is planning general schemes for organizing communications, command and control systems, informatization, computer networks, television studios, television centers, and cable and satellite television systems... In addition, it is accomplishing construction design, engineering services for various communications operators in creating corporative networks and cellular communications systems, and other work. We take advantage of the most modern telecommunications technologies, including SDH synchronous digital hierarchy and ATM asynchronous technology" (Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 May 1999).

19th Test Range of the Ministry of Defense

·        Naval artillery systems (Krasnaya Zvezda, 13 Nov 03)

21st Scientific-Research Institute [Ministry of Defense]

Chief --- SHIPILOV, V., Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 29 May 03).

Research and Test Center for Military Vehicular Engineering

  • (Krasnaya Zvezda, 29 May 03).

29th Scientific-Research Institute [Ministry of Defense]

[See Military-Topographic Directorate]

38th Scientific-Research Institute [Ministry of Defense]

  • [In Kubinka, near Moscow.  Center "for research and testing of armored weapons and equipment" (Krasnaya Zvezda, 12 Jul 01).]
  • [T-90S is permanently kept at the 38th Central Scientific-Research Institute, (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 19 Sep 02).


Chief --- FEDOTA, Vladimir, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 12 Jul 01).

40th Scientific-Research Institute for Emergency-Rescue Affairs [Ministry of Defense]

Chief --- SUKHACHEV, Yuriy, V-Adm (Krasnaya Zvezda, 30 May 01).

46th Central Scientific-Research Institute (46 TsNII MO RF) [Ministry of Defense]

Chief --- BURENOK, Vasiliy Mikhaylovich, Maj-Gen, Dr. Tech Sciences (Voyennaya Mysl, No 9, Sep 03).

  • BURENOK:  born 12 June 1957 in Chernigov Oblast.  Graduated from Kaliningrad Higher Engineering School (1979), Evening Component of the Moscow Institute of Electronic Machine-Building (1984) and the advanced course of the General Staff Academy (1997).  Served in 46 TsNII from junior to senior scientist.  Since March 2002 Chief of 46 TsNII MO RF (Voyennaya Mysl, No 9, Sep 03).

58th TsPi (Central Planning Institute) [?]

(Krasnaya Zvezda, 2 Oct 02).

Information Security, Department of

  • (Отдел информационной безопасности Минобороны РФ)

Chief --- KAPLIN, Sergey, (Obshchaya Gazeta, 28 Feb 02).

Search-and-Rescue, Diving and Deep-Water Operations, State NII for  [Ministry of Defence]

Chief --- SUKHACHEV, Yuriy, Vice-Adm (ITAR-TASS, 4 Dec 01).

State Committee for the State Defense Order (Госкомитет по государственному оборонному заказу (Госкомоборонзаказа)) [Ministry of Defense]

  • Established by Presidential Decree, March 2003.  Sole purchaser for conventional weapons (Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 12 Mar 03).

Chair, (First Deputy Minister) --- MATYUKHIN, Vladimir, Gen Army(former head of FAPSI) (Parlamentskaya Gazeta, 12 Mar 03).

  • ["Matyukhin was born in Moscow on 4 February 1945. He graduated from the Moscow Energy Institute and the Moscow State University, respectively, in 1968 and 1973. Matyukhin is Candidate of Science (Technology) and holds the rank of Lieutenant-General.  He has worked at state security bodies since 1969. He worked his way through from a rank-and-file engineer to the FAPSI director-general. Matyukhin received the top FAPSI appointment in May 1999" (ITAR-TASS, 11 Mar 03).]

Stroimash State Design Institute [?]

  • Bryansk-based (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Mar 02).

Supplies (Individual Equipment) Directorate, Central

Chief --- SHLYAYEV, Sergey I., Maj-Gen (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Apr 02; Krasnaya Zvezda, 17 Sep 02).
previous First Deputy Chief --- SHLYAYEV, Sergey I., Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 18 Sep 00; Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 1 Feb 02).

  • [SHLYAYEV -- Born on May 6, 1956 in the city of Kursk, he graduated from the Volsk Higher Military Logistics School in 1977 and served in the Baltic Military District as head of clothing supplies of a brigade.    In 1986 he graduated from the Military Academy of Logistics and Transport and served in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany as senior officer of the group's logistics staff. He later held the posts of officer - section operator in the staff of the Logistics of the Armed Forces, senior officer - section operator in the logistics staff of the Joint Armed Forces of the CIS, senior officer-operator of the staff of the deputy defence minister - chief of logistics of the Russian Armed Forces.

  After graduating from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces in 1996, he was appointed special task officer of the deputy defence minister. In April 1998 he was promoted to first deputy head of the Central Clothing Supplies Directorate of the Defence Ministry.
  He was appointed Head of the Central Clothing Supplies Directorate of the Defence Ministry by presidential decree of February 4, 2002. (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Apr 02).]

ASKOND Company [Ministry of Defense]

    • operates SS-24 elimination facility at Bryansk (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Mar 02).

[1] 50 TsNII was originally an affiliate agency split off from 4 TsNII in 1972.

[2] The Gostekhkomissiya was renamed "Main Technical Commission" or Glavtekhkomissiya in 2000 and is responsible for technical information security and counterintelligence.