Nikolay Yevgen'yevich Solovtsov: born on January 1, 1949 in the city of Zaysan,
- 1971 Completed Rostov
VKIU [Military Engineering Command School] in the "Automated
Command and Control Systems" specialty,
- 1977 the Military Academy
imeni F. E. Dzerzhinskiy
- 1991 General Staff
- The first facilities
of the Topol missile complex were placed in operation and began
performing alert duty under his immediate leadership.
- 1977, was appointed
chief of staff - deputy commander of a missile regiment. Then held the
posts of missile regiment commander, division commander, first deputy
commander and Commander of a missile army.
- From November 1992
through June 1994 he commanded the Chita Missile Army
- 1994 appointed First
Deputy CINC RVSN .
- 1977- Commandant of
the RVSN Military Academy. Doctor of military sciences and
- By the decree of
the Russian president of April 26, 2001, was appointed commander of
Strategic Missile Forces.
(Vooruzheniye. Politika. Konversiya No 1, 2001 pp
29-34), (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Sep 01).
"Николай Соловцов родился
1 января 1949 года. Окончил Ростовское высшее командно- инженерное училище,
военные академии имени Ф.Э. Дзержинского и Генерального штаба. Проходил
службу в ракетных частях на различных должностях. Командовал ракетным полком,
дивизией, армией, был первым заместителем главнокомандующего Ракетными
войсками стратегического назначения. С 1997 года - начальник Военной академии
РВСН имени Петра Великого. Доктор военных наук, профессор."
(Красная Звезда; 4 May 01).
"Colonel General Nikolay Solovtsov. On the one hand he is a
missileman through and through, no less of a Strategic Missile Troops patriot
than Yakovlev. On the other hand, he is by no means a devout
Yakovlev supporter. Whichever way you look at it, at one time
it was the career takeoff of Yakovlev (Igor Sergeyev's brother-in-law) which
"landed" Solovtsov, first deputy commander in chief of Strategic
Missile Troops, with the honored but unimportant post of head of the Peter
the Great Strategic Missile Troops Military Academy. Who could have
guessed that the time would come when even heads of military academies would
be called upon? Solovtsov will certainly not continue Yakovlev's
struggles. He has gone to the Strategic Missile Troops to implement the
plan to reduce this branch of service to the level of a combat arm. The
fate of the Strategic Missile Troops is sealed.
(Grani.ru, 30 Apr 01).