[Following 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.)

  • [Subsequently, 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).
  • [During 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 Leningrad State University 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).

  • ["Burutin was born in 1956 to a serviceman's family. From 1978, after graduating from the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School, 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.

Gagarin Air Forces Academy (1969).

1963 to 1987, pilot and Air Force commander of a military district.

General Staff Academy (1984).

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 Union.

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 President for Question of Strategic Stability --- SERGEYEV, Igor, Marshal of the Russian Federation ." Appointed (lenta.ru, 28 March 01).


Central Federal District

Far Eastern Federal District

North-West Federal District

Siberian Federal District

Southern Federal District

Ural Federal District

Volga Federal District


Central Federal District (Moscow)

Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative --- POLTAVCHENKO, Georgiy Sergeyevich, (ITAR-TASS 19 May 00).

Far Eastern Federal District (Khabarovsk)

[Offices in the PVO Headquarters building in Khabarovsk (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey 12:08 MT, 09 Jun 00).]
Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative --- PULIKOVSKIY, Konstantin, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey 12:08 MT, 09 Jun 00).

North-West Federal District (St. Petersburg)

Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative --- KLEBANOV, ( - , 1 November 2003).

  • [Previous Representatives: MATVIYENKA, Valentina, appointed (Trud, 12 Mar 03).
  • --- CHERKESOV, Viktor Vasilyevich, Lieutenant-General . (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 27 Jul 00). ". . . (Trud, 12 Mar 03).]

Siberian Federal District (Novosibirsk) [Back to Federal Districts]

Presidential 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 Diplomatic Academy 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 States.

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).

Southern Federal District (Rostov-na-Donu)

[Originally 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).]

Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative --- KAZANTSEV, Viktor, Gen Army (Interfax, 19 May 00)

Ural Federal District (Yekaterinburg)

Presidential 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, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, and Chelyabinsk Oblasts, as well as the Khanti-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Okrugs.

"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

Born on 30th August 1948, graduated from the Omsk Higher School of the Interior Ministry and the Interior Ministry Academy, 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 Krasnodar Territory.

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).

First Deputy 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).

Volga Federal District (Nizhny Novgorod)

Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative --- KIRIYENKO, Sergey (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 03 Jun 00).

KIRIYENKO, Sergey Vladilenovich, plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in the

Volga Federal District. Born on 26th July 1962 in Sukhumi, he graduated from the Gorkiy Institute of Water Transport Engineers in 1984 and the National Economy Academy 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 Committee.

1991-94: president of the AMK Concern joint stock company.

1994-97: board chairman of the Garantiya social-commercial bank in Nizhniy Novgorod.

March to May 1997: president of the NorsiOil joint stock company.

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).


[Text of Statute.] (Izvestiya 9 Dec 98 p 2).

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 Staff V.V. Korabelnikov." (Voyeninform Military News Agency 8 Nov 00).]

["On 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 03).

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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 01).

Deputy Chairman --- PALESHCHUK, Vladimir (Interfax, 5 May 03).


        ROSOBORONEKSPORT was subordinated to the COMMITTEE FOR MILITARY TECHNICAL COOPERATION WITH FOREIGHN STATES (KVTS) by Presidential Edict OF 18 November 2002 (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 19 Nov 03).