the Aug. 1991 Coup, President Yel'tsin assumed authority as CINC.Yel'tsin's decree assuming authority as CINC
specified that: "My authority as Commander of the Armed Forces of the USSR
upon the territory of the RSFSR ends when the President of the USSR resumes the
performance of his duties as Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of
the USSR or when new bodies for running the Armed Forces of the USSR are formed
in accordance with the Constitution of the USSR and the laws of the USSR."
(Moscow IZVESTIYA 24 Oct 91 Union Edition p 6.)
on 7 May 1992
Yel'tsin, as Russian Federation President assumed the office of Supreme
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. (Itar-Tass 1502 GMT 7 May 92).
the September-October 1993 confrontation between Yel'tsin and the Supreme
Soviet RUTSKOY, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen was chosen President by assembled
legislators. He was not able to exercise authority over the Armed Forces.]
PUTIN: Born in Leningrad
on 7th October 1952, he
graduated from the law department of LeningradStateUniversity
in 1975 and served in the security service until 1992.
He moved to Moscow
in August 1996, where he was offered the post of deputy head of the
facilities management department in the presidential staff.In March 1997, he became a deputy chief of
the presidential staff and the head of the Main Control Department.In May 1998, he was appointed first deputy
chief of the presidential staff.
He became the director of the
Federal Security Service in July 1998 and since March 1999 combined this post
with the duties of the secretary of the Security Council.
He was appointed the prime minister
of the Russian Federation
in August 1999 and became the acting president of the Russian
Federation on 31st December 1999.
On 7th May 2000 he was inaugurated as the president of
the Russian Federation.
He holds the rank of colonel and
the title of candidate of economic sciences.He is married with two children, and is a master of sports in sambo
(martial art of unarmed self-defence) and judo. (Voyeninform Military News
Agency, 28 Jun 00).
Advisor on Military-Technical Policy --- BURUTIN, Aleksandr,
Major-General (Kommersant in Russian 21 Apr 03).
was born in 1956 to a serviceman's family.From 1978, after graduating from the MoscowHigherCombinedArmsCommandSchool, he served in command and staff posts in the troops, and from
1992 at the General Staff.In 1986
he graduated from the M. Frunze Military Academy, and in 1997 from the
General Staff Military Academy.He
finished both academies with distinction.General Burutin's ascent of the Kremlin Olympus began after he met
the president at the end of March 2002.Back then, Vladimir Putin was on vacation at the Sobolinaya ski
center near Baykalsk in Irkutsk Oblast, and in the evenings he used to
meet with scientists and specialists.At one of these meetings national security issues were discussed,
including questions of military reform and military-technical policy in
the short and long terms (just before the president left for Baykalsk the
Security Council and the Defense Ministry had embarked on formulating the
fundamentals of military-technical policy, which were examined and adopted
at the Security Council session in late February 2003).Apart from scientists, designers, and
creators of military equipment, two General Staff generals took part in
the discussion with the president -- Lieutenant General Aleksandr Lukin
and Maj.Gen. Burutin" (Kommersant in Russian 21 Apr 03).]
Assistant to the President--- SHAPOSHNIKOV, Yevgeniy
Ivanovich, Mar Avn (Interfax 1721 GMT 11
Mar 97).Reappointed under
Putin (Lenta.ru, 5 Jun 00).
[SHAPOSHNIKOV:born in the settlement of Bolshoi Log,
Aksaisk district, Rostov region, on 3 February 1942 into a workers' family.
·1963 to 1987, pilot and Air Force commander of a
·1987 to 1988, Commander of Aviation of GSFG.
·In 1988, appointed Commander of the Air Army.
·Served as First Deputy CINC USSR Air Force
--appointed 1988 - 1990, (Krasnaya Zvezda 28 Jul 90 1st ed p 1), then CINC of
the Air Force. Minister of Defense 1990 to 1991.
·In 1991, Shaposhnikov became the USSR's 14th Defense Minister to occupy the post until
the collapse of the former Soviet
·1991 to 1993, Commander-in-Chief of the CIS Armed
Forces and CIS Combined Armed Forces.
·In 1993, Security Council Secretary.
·In 1994 to 1995, Russian President's representative
at the Rosvooruzheniye state company dealing with exports and imports of
weapons and military hardware.Appointed 26 Jan 94 (Krasnaya Zvezda 27 Jan 94 p 1, 2).
·Since 1995, Director General of Aeroflot -- Russian
International Airlines company (Moskovskiye Novosti No. 75, 29 Oct-5 Nov 95
(Signed to press 31 Oct 95) p 8).
·As a pilot, operated different types of aircraft
from MiG-15 to MiG-23.His flight
record totals 3,000 hours.Author of
the book "Choice.Notes of a
Commander in Chief. "Married and has three children.His hobby is philosophy.(ITAR-TASS 1637 GMT 11 Mar 97). Presidential Advisor on Air Safety under Yeltsin
(Interfax 1721 GMT 11 Mar 97).
Chief of Presidential Directorate for Questions of Quality
--- DEYNEKIN, Petr (Lenta.ru, 5 Jun 00).
Assistant to the Presidentfor Question
of Strategic Stability --- SERGEYEV,
Igor, Marshal of the Russian Federation
." Appointed (lenta.ru, 28 March 01).
the PVO Headquarters building in Khabarovsk (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey , 09 Jun 00).] Presidential Plenipotentiary
Representative --- PULIKOVSKIY, Konstantin, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo voyennykh
novostey , 09 Jun 00).
District (St. Petersburg)
Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative --- KLEBANOV, Ильи Иосифовича (Сообщения
пресс-службы президента России, 1
MATVIYENKA, Valentina, appointed (Trud, 12 Mar 03).
Viktor Vasilyevich, Lieutenant-General . (VoyeninformMilitaryNewsAgency, 27 Jul 00).". . . переведен с этой должности
на пост главы нового Государственного комитета по контролю за оборотомнаркотических и психотропных веществ (Trud, 12 Mar 03).]
District (Novosibirsk)[Back to Federal Districts]
Plenipotentiary Representative --- DRACHEVSKIY, Leonid Vadimovich .
(Voyeninform Military News Agency, 27
Jul 00). (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 7 May 01).
·DRACHEVSKIY Born on 5th April 1942, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Chemical
Technology named after D.I.Mendeleyev
in 1966, the State Central Institute of Physical Culture in 1982, and the advanced
training course for diplomatic personnel at the DiplomaticAcademy of the Russian Foreign Ministry in 1993.
·1986-90:Deputy Chairman of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
[RSFSR] State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports.
·1990-91:First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the USSR for Physical Culture and Sports.
·From 1992:on the staff of the Russian Foreign
Ministry; he worked in the General Consulate of Russia in Barcelona (Spain) and the central apparatus of the Foreign Ministry.
·1993-94:Head of Department section, Director of the CIS Department of the
Russian Foreign Ministry.
·1996:Director of the 1st CIS Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
·1996-98:Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Poland.
·1998-99:Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia.
·From May 1999:Minister for the Commonwealth of Independent
·He has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
·He was appointed plenipotentiary
representative of the Russian President in the Siberian Federal District by
Presidential Decree No.890 of 18th May
2000. . (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 27 Jul 00).
Federal District (Rostov-na-Donu)
named the North Caucasus Federal District, …"The proposal for renaming the
district had come from the Russian president's plenipotentiary representative
in the region Viktor Kazantsev who argued that "southern" will be
more appropriate since the district includes the Astrakhan and Volgograd region
and the republic of Kalmykia which are not situated in the North
Caucasus."(ITAR-TASS, 23 Jun 00).]
Plenipotentiary Representative --- KAZANTSEV, Viktor, Gen Army (Interfax, 19 May 00)
Plenipotentiary Representative --- LATYSHEV, Petr, ?-Gen (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 03 Jun 00).
·LATYSHEV:"Before being appointed Russian deputy interior minister he had
been in charge of the Perm Oblast Internal Affairs Administration.Admittedly, that oblast is not part of the
Urals Federal District -- it covers the territory of Kurgan,
and Chelyabinsk Oblasts, as well as the Khanti-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenetsk
·"The leaders of these territories greeted
Petr Latyshev's appointment with approval.But some commentators, assessing Vladimir Putin's latest meeting with
governors, called it sensational, seeing it as a retreat by the president from
his previous hard-line positions." (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 03 Jun 00).
·LATYSHEV, Petr Mikhaylovich, plenipotentiary
representative of the Russian President in the Urals Federal District
August 1948, graduated from
the OmskHigherSchool of the Interior Ministry and the InteriorMinistryAcademy, was head of the Interior Ministry department in the
Executive Committee of the Perm City Soviet, and head of the Interior Ministry department
of the KrasnodarTerritory.
·1990-93:people's deputy of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian
Federation Supreme Soviet committee on law, order and struggle against crime.
·From September 1994:First Deputy Interior Minister of Russia.Colonel-General (Militia).
·He was appointed plenipotentiary
representative of the Russian President in the Urals Federal District by
Presidential Decree No.893 of 18th May
2000. (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 27 Jul 00).
Plenipotentiary Representative --- TUMANOV, Vladislav Nikolayevich (ITAR-TASS 7 Aug 00).
·Vladislav Nikolayevich Tumanov was born on 29th January 1958 in the town of Sverdlovsk. In 1983 he graduated from the Sverdlovsk law institute. From 1976 to 1977 he was a carpenter
at the construction department of the Sverdlovskgrazhdanstroy trust [Sverdlovsk civilian construction]. From 1977 to 1979 he served
in the Soviet Army. From 1983 to 1990 he was a legal adviser and the head of
the legal department of the Pskov
cogwheels plant. From 1990 to 1992 he was the deputy director of the
northeastern centre of the All-Union law firm, Kontract. From March to April
1992 he was the first deputy head of the Pskov Regional administration. From
1992 to 1996 he was the head of the Pskov Regional administration. From 1993 to
1996 he was a deputy, a member of the Federation Council [upper house of
Russian parliament] of the Russian Federal Assembly [parliament]. From 1996 to
1998 he was the secretary of state and the first deputy minister of regional
and national policy of the Russian Federation. From 1998 to 1999 he was the deputy minister of
national policy of the Russian Federation. He has been awarded the Order of Friendship. He is
married and has a daughter. (ITAR-TASS 7 Aug 00).
VolgaFederal District (Nizhny Novgorod)
Plenipotentiary Representative --- KIRIYENKO, Sergey (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 03 Jun 00).
·KIRIYENKO, Sergey Vladilenovich,
plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in the
District. Born on 26th July 1962 in Sukhumi, he graduated from the Gorkiy Institute of Water
Transport Engineers in 1984 and the NationalEconomyAcademy under the Russian Government in 1993.
·1984-85:served in the army by conscription.
·1986-91:foreman, secretary of the Komsomol Committee of the Krasnoye Sormovo
Ship-Building Factory in Gorkiy, secretary of the Gorkiy Region Komsomol
·1991-94:president of the AMK Concern joint stock company.
·1994-97:board chairman of the Garantiya social-commercial bank in Nizhniy
·March to May 1997:president of the NorsiOil joint stock
·1997:First Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy of Russia.
·1997-98:Minister of Fuel and Energy of Russia.
·March to April 1998:Acting Premier of the Russian Government,
First Vice-Premier of the Russian Government.
·April to August 1998:Premier of the Russian Government.
·From December 1999:deputy of the State Duma of the Federal
Assembly of the Russian Federation, head of the Union of Right Forces faction.He was appointed plenipotentiary
representative of the Russian President in the Volga Federal District by
Presidential Decree No.892 of 18th May
2000. . (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 27 Jul 00).
COOPERATION WITH FOREIGN STATES, RF COMMITTEE ON(Комитета РФ по военно-техническому
сотрудничеству с иностранными государствами (КВТС)).
Chairman --- DMITRIYEV, Mikhail, Lt-Gen (RIA Novosti,
19 March, 2001: Oborona i
Bezopasnost (VPS), 25 Oct 02 ).
·["Presidential Decree No.1599 of 30th August 2000 approved the format of the presidential commission on
military-technical cooperation with foreign states.Prime Minister M.M.Kasyanov will chair the commission and his
deputies will be Deputy Prime Minister I.I.Klebanov and S.E.Prikhodko,
deputy chief of the presidential staff and head of the presidential department
on foreign policy.The Defence Ministry
will be represented in the commission by Defence Minister I.D.Sergeyev and Deputy Chief of the General
(Voyeninform Military News Agency 8 Nov 00).]
Saturday [18 November] Vladimir Putin ratified the composition of the
Commission for Questions Pertaining to Russia's Military-Technical Cooperation With Foreign
States.As expected, henceforth the
president will personally oversee trade in Russian weapons and military
equipment. The commission comprises Vladimir Putin (chairman), Mikhail Kasyanov
(deputy chairman), Chief of Staff Aleksandr Voloshin, Foreign Minister Igor
Ivanov, Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov, Security Council Secretary Sergey
Ivanov, Vice Premier Ilya Klebanov, Foreign Intelligence Service Director
Sergey Lebedev, FSB [Federal Security Service] Director Nikolay Patrushev,
Deputy Defense Minister Mikhail Dmitriyev, and Sergey Prikhodko, deputy leader
of the Presidential Staff." (Kommersant in Russian 21 Nov 00 P 2 )]
First Deputy Chair --- DENISOV,
Aleksandr Vladimirovich, Maj-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 24 Oct
Александр Владимирович родился в 1952 году. В 1975 году окончил Рижское
высшее военное авиационное инженерное училище им. Алксниса. В период
службы в строевых частях Вооруженных сил СССР (1975 -1988 гг.) в 1979 году
окончил Военно-воздушную инженерную академию им. Жуковского. С 1988 года
по 1997 год прикомандирован к Главному инженерному управлению Министерства
внешних экономических связей, Государственному комитету по
военно-технической политике. В период с 1997 года по 2001 год - советник
заместителя председателя правительства РФ, председателя правительства РФ
по вопросам ВТС. С 2001 года - первый заместитель председателя Комитета
Российской Федерации по военно-техническому сотрудничеству с иностранными
государствами (КВТС России). Кандидат экономических наук. Воинское звание
- генерал-майор" (NezavisimoyeVoyennoyeObozreniye, 24 Oct 03).
State Secretary and Deputy Chairman
--- KHOZYAINOV, Yuri (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 4 Apr 01).
"Khozyainov is considered a professional
in the sphere of arms trade, the source said. He worked as first deputy
director general of the Rosvoorouzhenie state-owned arms exporting company
from October 1997 to May 1999" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 4 Apr
Deputy Chairman --- PALESHCHUK, Vladimir (Interfax, 5 May