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Air Force: structure

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Table 1. MoD commands and military deployments

COMMANDLOCATIONDISTR/FLT
  AIR FORCE Moscow
 

  2000: 185,000 pers, 4,000+ ac, reserve: 833 ac. 12.2003 AF CINC V. Mikhailov appointed to commandor of France. 03.2006 AF delegation visited China. 10.2006 comd.staff exercixes of CIS AD/AF: 100 ac. Winter 2007 period: lost 2 Mig-29, 1 Mi-8; flight time per pilot +10% (strategic aviation +20%), 8-12 flight sessions/month; 300 trainings. (2006: 40 ac/hours.) 2007: 100+ comd staff exercises. 2007: 8 flight incidents. 07.2008 planned reorganization. 02.2009 30% of officers will be fired, 84% commands will be reformed, 10% commands -disbanded. To be formed 3 operative comds (far aviation, air lift, AF/AD) and 1 operative strategic comd (Air Space defence). 06-07.2010 exercises Vostok-2010.

4 komand VVS i PVO Rostov SOUTH
 

  unit # 40911. 4 Red Banner Command of Air Force and Air Defence. Address: 344016, Rostov-on-Don. ex 4, 5 AF Army . 02.2004 regional comd staff trainings in Kabardino-Balkaria. 02.2006 comd staff exercises jointly with 58A NC. 8 Su-25 took part in PEACE MISSION 2007 joint Russia-Sino exercises. 08.2007 comd.staff exercises. 11.2007 Caucasus-Rubezh -2007 comd staff exercises. 03.2008 flight tactical training. 06.2010 practical comd staff conference. 07.2010 flight helicopter exercises.

7 BR PVO Rostov SOUTH
 

  unit # 42352. 7 Brigade of Air Defence. Address: 344016, Rostov-on-Don. ex 51 ad corps. 2000: 7,500 pers. (2,500 air crew), 164 ac (59 Su-27, 105 Mig-29). 12.2007 received upgraded 3D radars.

1537 ZRP Novorossyysk SOUTH
 

  unit # 26345. 1537 Red Banner Air Defence regiment. Address: 353920, Krasnodar distr, Novorossyysk. 2008 commander: col Vladimir Timofeev. 2009: 2 S-300PM. 2012: 2 S-400, S-300PM, Pantsir-S1
Total: 8 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3  6 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1  16 SA-21 GROWLER / S400 Triumph Long Range TABM/SAM 

1536 ZRP Rostov SOUTH
 

  unit # 48514. 1536 Order of Red Star Cossak Air Defence regiment. Address: 344016, Rostov-on-Don. Formed 1940. 04.2009 msl launches at Ashuluk. 2009 commander: col Andrei Mineichev. 2009: 3 S-300PM
Total: 24 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

1721 ZRP Novomikhailovky SOUTH
 

  unit # 11754. 1721 Air Defence Regiment. Address: 354344, Krasnodar distr, Sochi. ex 102 ad bde. 2000: 680 pers., Buk, 1 RKhM-4. 2009: 2 Buk
Total: 18 SA-11 Gadfly / 9K37M1 Buk  6 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1 

N ZRP Gvardeiskoe SOUTH
 

  unit # 85702. Address: Crimea, Gvardeyskoe. forming 2014. 2 S-300PM
Total: 16 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3  3 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1 

N RTP Lyubimovka SOUTH
 

  N Signal Regiment. Address: Sevastopol, Lyubimovka. forming 2014. ex 40 UA signal bde.

339 RTP Astrakhan SOUTH
 

  unit # 03007. 339 Radiotechnical (Signal) regiment. Address: 416131, Astrakhan distr, Tinaki. ex 100 rt bde. 2008 commander: col Vladimir Sletin

338 RTP Rostov SOUTH
 

  unit # 40213. 338th Radio-Technical Regiment. Address: 344016, Rostov. ex 7 rt bde. 2008 commander: col Vladislav Karelin.

1 SAD Krimsk SOUTH
 

  1 Guard Stalingrad Svir Joint Air Force Division. Address: 353330, Krasnodar distr, Krimsk.

31 IAP Millerovo SOUTH
 

  31 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: Rostov District, Millerovo. ex AGp 6972nd AFB unit 40491-A, ex 19 + 31 fighter rgts. 2000: 570 pers., 51 Mig-29. 03.2007 lost two Mig-29 during maneuvres. Pilots ejected and survived. 01.2008 named as best rgt in Rostov AF/AD command. 2008 commander: col Vyacheslav Kudinov. 2009: cutting staff, combining with 31 f rgt? Planned staff 2009: 36 Mig-29, 6 Mig-29ub. 2010 not formed as 6969 airbase. 08.2011 flight exercises under command of Lipetsk instructors.
Total: 30 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter 

3 IAP Krimsk SOUTH
 

  3 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: 353330, Krasnodar distr, Krimsk. ex 6972nd AFB unit 40491, ex 3 fighter + 55 hel rgts. 2000: 710 pers., 30 Su-27. ex- 562 frgt (2000). 08.2007 comd.staff exercises jointly with NC. 2009: repairs of airfield, ac to Zernograd? Planned staff 2009: 36 Su-27, 6 Su-27ub, 20 Mi-24, 16 Mi-8, 4 Ka-27, 3 Mi-28. 2011: delivered 2 SU-30M2. 06.2011 exercises Bditelnoe Nebo-2011. 2012: complete reconstruction of airfield.
Total: 42 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  6 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter  16 MI-8 Hip 

559 BAP Morozovsk SOUTH
 

  559 Bomber Air Force Regiment. Address: Rostov distr, Morozovsk. ex AGp 6972nd AFB unit 40491-G, ex 21385, ex 6970 AFB, ex 559 + 722 + 1 bbr rgts. 710 pers., 30 Su-24. 1994-1996 21 ac took part in Chechen war. 2008 commander: lt col Sergey Goncharov. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-24, 30 Su-24m. 10.11.2012 lost Su-24 due to fire during landing, pilots ejected. 2013: delivered first Su-34
Total: 54 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW  15 SU-34/32FN Fullback Long range fighter-bomber 

960 ShAP Primorsko-Akhtarsk SOUTH
 

  960 Attack Air Force Regiment. Address: Krasnodar distr, Primorsko-Akhtarsk. ex AGp 6972nd AFB unit 40491-B, ex #12910-2, ex Agp AAF AFB, ex 6973rd airbase, ex 960. 2000: 620 pers., 31 Su-25, Mig-29? 1994-1996 21 Mig-29 took part in Chechen war. 2010 not formed, ac transferred to 6971 ab, reformed to Airwing of Army AF Airbase. Sep 23, 2013 crashed Su-25, pilot dead.
Total: 42 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack 

368 ShAP Budennovsk SOUTH
 

  368 Attack Air Force Regiment. Address: Stavropol distr, Budennovsk. ex AGp 6972nd AFB unit 40491-D, ex AAF AFB, ex 6971st airbase, ex 368. 2000: 610 pers., 33? Su-25, Su-24MR? 1994-1996 37 Su-25, 7 Su-24MR took part in Chechen war. 2007: 6 Su-25SM planned to be delivered from Lipetsk. 08.2007 comd.staff exercises jointly with NC. 2008 commander: col Evgeny Fegotov. 08.2008 took part in war in South Ossetia. 12.2012 delivered series Mi-8MTV5.
Total: 42 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack 

11 ORAP Marinovka SOUTH
 

  11 Separate Recce Avia Regiment. Address: Volgograd distr, Marinovka. AGp 6972nd AFB unit 40491-E, ex 11 separate recce rgt. Su-24MR. 1994-1996 18 ac took part in Chechen war. 2005: probably to be disbanded. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-24mr. 29.12.2011 fire and explosion during landing of Su-24, crew ejected.
Total: 24 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW 

535 OSAP Rostov SOUTH
 

  535 Separate Joint Avia Regiment. ex AGp 6972nd AFB unit 40491-V, ex 229th airbase, ex 535 separate rgt. An-12, Mi-8. 2010 formed as AAF Airbase.
Total:  An-12 CUB 

393 AFB AA Korenovsk SOUTH
 

  unit # 35666. 393 Sevastopol Airbase of Army Air Force. Address: 353180, Krasnodar distr, Korenovsk. ex 6974th airbase, ex #31413, ex 55 sep comb hel rgt. 2000: 638 pers., 39 Mi-24, 15 Mi-8. 2007: Mi-28N ? 2009 plan: transfer to 6972 аб. 2010: reformed to 6974th AFB, later to 393rd AFB AAF. 07.2011 tactical flight exercises. 10.2011 visited by Russian President Medvedev. 2011-2012 airfield modernization. 2012: Mi-24, 12 Mi-28 (red painted board numbers: 01-12), Mi-8 (AMTSh). 08.2012 delivered first 2 Mi-35M. Awaiting delivery of 10 Ka-52. 09.2012 Kavkaz-2012 drills. 2012: total - 5000 flight/h incl 1000 night f/h; spended 4500 armaments, 4000 tonns of fuel.
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  16 MI-28 Havoc  16 MI-8 Hip  16 KA-52 Alligator 

546 AFB AA Rostov SOUTH
 

  # 62978. 2012: 6 Mi-28 (blue painted board numbers: 20-26), Mi-35, Mi-24, Mi-8.
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  12 MI-26 Halo  16 MI-8 Hip  10 MI-28 Havoc 

387 AFB AA Budennovsk SOUTH
 

  unit # 12910. Address: Stavropol distr, Budennovsk. ex 487 det comb hel rgt. 12 Mi-24, 6 Mi-35M, 16 Mi-8 (AMTSh, MTV-5), 16 Mi-28 (blue board numbers: 01-12, 14-17). 2012: planned to replace all Mi-24 to Mi-35M till the end of 2012. 08.09.2012 Mi-35M crashed in mountain in Dagestan during convoying escort. Pilots dead.
Total: 16 MI-28 Havoc  16 MI-24/35 Hind  16 MI-8 Hip 

27 SAD Belbek SOUTH
 

  27 Joint Air Division. Address: Sevastopol, Belbek. Formed 2014.

37 SAP Gvardeiskoe SOUTH
 

  37 Joint Avia Regiment. Address: Crimea, Gvardeiskoe. Formed 2014. ex 7058th AFB, ex 43 separate attack rgt. 2000: 450 pers., 18 Su-24, 4 Su-24MR. 07.2011 tactical exercises BLS. 09.2011 control tactical exercises. 10.2011 tactical exercises. Planned for Tu-22M3 delivery. Repair ofairfield.
Total: 12 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW  12 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack 

38 IAP Belbek SOUTH
 

  unit # 80159. 38 Fighter Regiment. Address: Sevastopol, Belbek. Formed 2014. Delivered 3 Su-30M2. Awaiting for Su-27SM delivery from Far East.
Total: 3 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter  14 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter 

TsO Rostov SOUTH
 

  Support Center. Address: Rostov.

1017 KP PVO Rostov SOUTH
 

  1017 Command Node Air Defence. Address: Rostov. 2010- transfer from Naro-Fomisk

214 TsUS Novocherkassk SOUTH
 

  unit # 65246. 214 C2 Center. Address: Rostov distr, Novocherkassk. ex 42 OPS. 2008 commander: col Viktor Pavlik

5307 avia armament ars Rostov SOUTH
 

  unit # 97802.

1 komand VVS i PVO Voronezh WEST
 

  unit # 09436. 1 Leningrad Red Banner Command of AF and AD. ex 6 AF Army (Leningrad). 2004: located 200,000+ targets incl 30,000 foreign, 1500 interception battle alarms. 15.09.2005 lost Su-27 due crash in Litva, pilot ejected and survived (09.2006 faired from AF). 04.2006 AD trainings jointly with Leningrad distr. 08.2007 tactical trainings in Ashuluk. 2009: forming on base of 6A+ 54 Corps. 06.2010 antiterror exercises. 2010 moved from St. Petersburg to Voronezh. 2012: average pilot's age- 27 years, 2011: 140 flight/hours.

1 BR PVO Severomorsk WEST
 

  unit # 03123. 1 Brigade of Air Defence. Address: 184600, Murmansk distr, Severomorsk. ex 21 ad corps. 2000: 6,100 pers (2300 aircrew), 33 Mig-31, 56 Su-27

583 ZRP Olenegorsk WEST
 

  unit # 36226. 583 Red Banner Air Defence Regiment. Address: 184284, Murmansk distr, Olenegorsk. 2009: 2 S-300PM, 2 S-300PS
Total: 32 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

1528 ZRP Severodvinsk WEST
 

  unit # 92485. 1528 Order Red Star Air Defence Regiment. Address: 164500, Arkhangelsk distr, Severodvinsk. 2009: 4 S-300PS
Total: 32 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

531 ZRP Polyarnyy WEST
 

  unit # 70148. 531 Guard Nevel-Berlin Order Lenin Air Defence Regiment. Address: 184610, Murmansk distr, Polyarnyy. 2008 commander col Sergey Moskvichev. 2009: 5 S-300PM
Total: 40 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

332 RTP Vaskovo (Arkhangelsk) WEST
 

  unit # 21514. 332 Signal Regiment. Address: 163060, Arkhangelsk, Vaskovo. ex 145 rt bde

331 RTP Schukozero WEST
 

  unit # 36138. 331 Radiotechnical Regiment. Address: 184603, Murmansk distr, Schukozero. ex 5 rt bde

2 BR PVO Tosno, Khvoynyy WEST
 

  unit # 10953. 2 Red Banner Brigade ofAir Defence. Address: 198327, St Petersburg, Khvoynyy. ex 54 ad corps. 2000: 8,050 pers (2400 aircrew), 28 Mig-31, 61 Su-27

1488 ZRP Zelenogorsk WEST
 

  unit # 03216. 1488 Red Banner Air Defence Regiment. Address: 188841, Zelenogorsk. 2009: 4 S-300PS
Total: 32 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

500 ZRP Gostilitsi WEST
 

  unit # 90450. 500 Guard Leningrad Red Banner Order Kutuzov Order Suvorov Air Defence Regiment. Address: 188528, St Petersburg distr, Gostilitsi. 2009: 4 S-300PM
Total: 24 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3  16 SA-21 GROWLER / S400 Triumph Long Range TABM/SAM  6 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1 

1544 ZRP Vladimirskyy Lager WEST
 

  unit # 55584. 1544 Air Defence Regiment. Address: 188696, Leningrad distr, Vaskelovo-1. In fact- Pskov distr, Vladimirskyy Lager'. ex 141 ad bde Nyunemyaki (Gabrolovo). 2000: 540 pers., Buk. 08.2004 practical trainings. 04.2006 AD trainings.
Total: 9 SA-11 Gadfly / 9K37M1 Buk  36 SA-12 Giant S-300V 

1489 ZRP Vaganovo WEST
 

  unit # 28036. 1489th Guard Air Defence Rechitsk-Bradenburg Red Banner Order Suvorov Order Bogdan Khmelnitskyy Regiment. Address: 188674, Leningrad distr, Vaganovo. 2009: 2 S-300PS. 2011: changed to PM
Total: 8 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3  16 SA-21 GROWLER / S400 Triumph Long Range TABM/SAM  6 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1 

1490 ZRP Sablino WEST
 

  unit # 28037. 1490th Guard Air Defence Kiev-Lodz Red Banner Order Kutuzov Order Bogdan Khmelnitsky Regiment. Address: 187020, Leningrad distr, Ulyanovka. 2009: 4 S-300PS. 2011: changed to PM
Total: 32 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

334 RTP Petrozavodsk WEST
 

  unit # 96848. 334 Red Banner Signal Regiment. Address: 185031, Karelia, Petrozavodsk. ex 170 rt bde. 2008 commander col Vasily Kokhno.

333 RTP Khvoyny WEST
 

  unit # 17646. 333 Radiotechnical Regiment. Address: 198327, St Petersburg, Khvoyny. ex 46 rt bde

105 SAD Voronezh WEST
 

  105 Joint Air Force Division.

159 IAP Besovets WEST
 

  159 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: Petrozavodsk, Besovets. ex AGp 7000 AFB unit 23326-2, ex 6961st airbase, ex #52906. ex 159 fighter rgt. 2000: 790 pers., 32 Su-27. Planned staff 2009: 36? Su-27, 6 Su-27ub. Joining 7000th airbase till 12.2010.
Total: 30 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter 

airwing Baranovichi WEST
 

  Airwing. Address: Belorus, Baranovichi.

98 OSAP Monchegorsk WEST
 

  98 Detached Joint Avia Regiment. Address: Murmansk distr, Monchegorsk. ex AGp 7000 AFB unit 23326-3, ex 6964th airbase, ex #13690. ex 98 recce + 67 bbr rgts. 2000: 710 pers., 20 Su-24MR, Mig-25RB, Mig-31, A-50 (?). Planned staff 2009: 24? Su-24M. 17.06.2009 lost Su-24 due to pilot mistake, pilots ejected. Joining 7000th airbase till 12.2010. 2010: transferred MiG-31 air sqdrn (14) from Kotlas. 07.2011 refuelling-in-air exercises.
Total: 24 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor  36 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW  8 MI-24/35 Hind  5 MIG-25 Foxbat Interceptor/ reconnaissance aircraft 

47 OSAP Voronezh WEST
 

  47 Detached Joint Avia Regiment. Address: 394055, Voronezh. ex 7000 AFB unit 23326, ex 105 comb div + 455 bbr, 183, 47 recce, 89 attack rgts. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-24M, 4 An-30, 1 Mi-8, ? 2 Su-34. 2010: 2 sqdn Su-24M, 1 sqdn Su-24MR, Mig-25RB+ An-30. 20.10.2011 Su-24 crashed during landing in Amur distr, pilots dead.
Total: 12 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW  6 MIG-25 Foxbat Interceptor/ reconnaissance aircraft  4 An-30 / 32 CLINE  16 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  8 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack  24 SU-34/32FN Fullback Long range fighter-bomber 

790 IAP Khotilovo WEST
 

  790 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: Tver distr, Khotilovo. ex 4 Agp 7000 AFB unit 23326-4, ex 6968th airbase, ex #32926. ex 790+ 611, 458 fighter rgts. 2000: 800 pers., 41 Mig-31. 2006+: to be disbanded. Planned staff 2009: 24 Mig-31, 12 Su-27. Joining 7000th airbase till 12.2010. 07.2011 refuelling-in-air exercises. 07.2012 flight exercises MiG-31.
Total: 16 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  24 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor 

14 IAP Khalino WEST
 

  14 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: Kursk distr, Khalino. ex 5 Agp 7000 AFB unit 23326-5, ex 6963rd airbase, ex #23243. ex 14 fighter rgt. 2000: 650 pers., 45 Mig-29. Re-located from Tambov. 03.2008 flight tactical trainings. 2008 commander: col Oleg Lashkevich. 09.2008 comd staff exercises Stabilnost'-2008. Planned staff 2009: 36 Mig-29SMT, 6 Mig-29UB. Joining 7000th airbase till 12.2010. 2010-11.2012 reconstructed airfield, ac were temporary in Buturlinovka. 2012 avg pilot flight/hours: 150.
Total: 30 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter 

138 OSAP Levashovo WEST
 

  138 Detached Avia Regiment. ex 6 Agp 7000th AFB, ex-87th AFB
Total:  MI-8 Hip 

549 AFB AA Pushkin WEST
 

  unit # 12633. 549 Airbase of Army Air Force. Address: St Petersburg, Pushkin. ex 87th airbase, ex 138 separate rgt? 2000: 360 pers., An-12, 37 Mi-8. Planned staff 2009: 2 Tu-134, 6 An-26, 5 An-12, 5 Mi-8. 2012: Mi-24, Mi-8. 2012: delivered new airfield service equipment. 09.2012 tactical district drills.
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  2 MI-28 Havoc 

AGp 549 AFB AA Pushkin WEST
 

  unit # 12633-2. Avia Group of 549 Airbase of Army Air Force. Address: St Petersburg, Pushkin. ex 6992nd airbase, ex 332 separate hel rgt. 2000: 639 pers., 10 Mi-24, 29 Mi-8, 4 Mi-6. 2009: 12 Mi-24PN, 12 Mi-8
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  16 MI-8 Hip 

ex 922 AFB Pushkin WEST
 

  ex 922 Airbase. Address: St Petersburg, Pushkin. ex 147 separate hel sqdn ew. Mi-8PPA. Since 2004- airbase. Planned staff 2009: 9 Mi-8PPA. 2010- not formed-disbanded?
Total: 8 MI-8 Hip 

378 AFB AA Vyazma WEST
 

  unit # 41687. 378 Airbase of Army Air Force. Address: Smolensk distr, Vyazma. ex 6965th airbase, ex #31412. ex 440 + 490 separate hel rgts. 2000: 692 pers., 19 Mi-24, 35 Mi-8. 2009 commander: col Sergey Bondarenko. Planned staff 2009: 24 Mi-24, 12 Mi-8. 10.2011 flight exercises. 2012: awaiting delivery of Mi-28 in 2012. 09.2012 tactical district drills. 2012 avg pilot flight/hours: 215.
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  12 MI-8 Hip 

15 BR AA Ostrov WEST
 

  unit # 44440. 15 Brigade of Army Air Force. ex 7052 AFB, ex 5501 ac reserve base, Mi-28, Mi-8, Mi-26, Mi-24
Total: 6 MI-28 Havoc  16 MI-8 Hip  16 MI-24/35 Hind  6 MI-26 Halo  12 KA-52 Alligator 

800 AFB Chkalovsky WEST
 

  unit # 42829. ex #15565. 353, 354 apon + 226 separate tpt rgt. Planned staff 2009- 16 Tu-154, 8 An-72, 5 An-12, 5 An-26, 11 Il-22M11SURT. 2009: 6991st AFB. 2012: constructure of additional airfields. 2012: delivered new airfield service equipment. 09.2012 delivered 2 Eurocopter AS355NP and 3 Eurocopter AS350B3.
Total: 8 AN-72 Coaler  5 An-24 COKE/An-26 CURL  5 An-12 CUB   Il-18 /20 /22 COOT   Il-76/78 MIDAS /Il-476  3 An-140-100 

1080 AFB Gromovo AF
 

  unit # 49719. 1080 Air Force Base. Address: Leningrad distr., Gromovo. ex 203 det tpt sqdn. 12 GUMO. Resubordinated to AF
Total: 3 AN-72 Coaler   An-24 COKE/An-26 CURL  4 An-30 / 32 CLINE   MI-8 Hip 

AFB Lida (Belorus) WEST
 

  Address: Lida. Forming 2013.

AvK Narian-Mar WEST
 

  Air commandants. Address: Nenetsky, Narian-Mar.

AvK Alykel WEST
 

  Air commandants. Address: Norilsk, Alykel.

AvK Amderma WEST
 

  Air commandants. Address: Nenetsky, Amderma.

AvK Anadyr WEST
 

  Air commandants. Address: Chukotka, Anadyr.

AvK Rogachevo WEST
 

  Air commandants. Address: Novaya Zemlya, Rogachevo.

AvK Nagurskoe WEST
 

  Air commandants. Address: Nagurskoe.

270 BSIKhZRV Voyskovitsi WEST
 

  unit # 03192. 270 AD msl storage. Address: Voyskovitsi.

83 OPS Kubinka WEST
 

  unit # 54164. 83 Detached Communications Regiment. Address: Moscow distr, Kubinka.

565 TsO Voronezh WEST
 

  565 Support Center. Address: Voronezh. incl 48 OPS

15 AVTS St Petersburg WEST
 

  unit # 53963. 15 avia tech storage. Address: St Petersburg.

143 AVTS Porkhov WEST
 

  unit # 83557. 15 avia tech storage. Address: Porkhov.

99 KOO St Petersburg WEST
 

  unit # 23709. 99 comandant's sec and service. Address: St Petersburg.

3 komand VVS i PVO Khabarovsk EAST
 

  unit # 10253. 3 Red Banner Command of Air Force and Air Defence. Address: 680003, Khabarovsk. ex 11 AF Army (Far East). 23.08.2007 lost Su-24. Pilots ejected and survived. 2007: flying hours 55h/pilot- average, 30% - 100h+/pilot. 10.2008 districst exercises, 11.2008 11 AFA will receive 20000 tonns of jet fuel. 2010 comd Lt Gen Valery Ivanov. 06.2010 comd staff exercises

93 D PVO Vladivostok EAST
 

  unit # 03103. 93 Division of Air Defence. Address: 690074, Primorie, Vladivostok. ex 12 BR PVO, ex 23 ad corps. 02.2007 celebrated its 50th anniversary.

1533 ZRP Vladivostok EAST
 

  1533 Guard Red Banner Air Defence Regiment. Address: Primorsky distr, Vladivostok. 2009: 3 S-300PS. 2014-2015 delivered S-400
Total: 8 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3  18 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1  21 SA-21 GROWLER / S400 Triumph Long Range TABM/SAM 

589 ZRP Nakhodka EAST
 

  unit # 83266. 589th Air Defence Regiment. 2009: 3 S-300PS. 03-06.2012: delivered S-400 rgt
Total: 8 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3  16 SA-21 GROWLER / S400 Triumph Long Range TABM/SAM  6 SA-22 Greyhound / 96K6 Pantsyr S-1 

344 RTP Artem EAST
 

  unit # 30986. 344 Signal Regiment. Address: 692800, Primorie, Artem, Uglovoe. ex 10 rt bde

11 BR PVO Komsomolsk EAST
 

  11 Red Banner Komsomol's Brigade ofAir Defence. Address: Khabarovsk distr, Komsomolsk. ex- 25 ad div, 8 AD corps

1529 ZRP Khabarovsk EAST
 

  1529 Guard Air Defence Regiment. Address: Khabarovsk. 2009: 3 S-300PS
Total: 24 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

1530 ZRP Lian EAST
 

  unit # 31458. 1530 Air Defence Regiment. Address: Komsomolsk, Lian. 2009: 5 S-300PS
Total: 40 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

1724 ZRP Birobidzhan ASD
 

  unit # 22459. 1724 Air Defence Regiment. Address: 679013, JAD, Birobidzhan. ex 203 ad bde. 2009: 2 S-300V
Total: 36 SA-12 Giant S-300V 

343 RTP Khabarovsk EAST
 

  unit # 22459. 343 Signal Regiment. Address: 680003, Khabarovsk. ex 45 rt bde. Formed 1.01.1955. 11.2004 awarded by MoD pennant.

39 RTP Khomutovo, Sakhalin EAST
 

  unit # 21527. 39 Signal Regiment. Address: 693901, Sakhalin, Yuzho-Sakhalinsk, Khomutovo.

10 BR PVO Chita EAST
 

  unit # 55345. 10 Brigade ofAir Defence. Address: 672000, Chita. ex 28 ad div

1723 ZRP Dzhida EAST
 

  unit # 26292. 1723 Air Defence Regiment. ex 7 ad bde. 2009: 2 Buk
Total: 18 SA-11 Gadfly / 9K37M1 Buk 

342 RTP Chita EAST
 

  unit # 75313. 342 Signal Regiment. Address: 672000, Chita. ex 69 rt bde

303 SAD Khurba EAST
 

  303 Joint Air Force Division.

187 ShAP Chernigovka EAST
 

  187 Attack Air Force Regiment. ex 7 Agp 6983rd AFB unit 62231-7, ex 187 at rgt. 2010: 42 Su-25. 2012: fully requipped to Su-25SM. 06.2012 flight exercises of Su-25SM.
Total: 42 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack 

22 IAP Centralnaya Uglovaya EAST
 

  22 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: Primorsky distr, Tsentralnaya Uglovaya. ex 4 Agp 6983rd AFB unit 62231-4, ex 6989th airbase, ex #23485. ex 22 + 530 fighter rgts. Su-27. 02.2007 took part in 50th ad corps celebration. 10.2007 received modernized 3(+2) Su-27SM. 2007 commander col Anatoly Zolotukhin.Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-27SM, 6 Su-27UB, 12 Mig-31. 04.2011 crashed Su-27SM, pilot ejected. 2011: full set of Su-27SM delivered. 09.2011 flight exercises, missile launches, 40 ac/flights. 2014: awaiting for 5 Su-35S delivery.
Total: 12 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor  30 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  2 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter   SU-35 all-weather counter-air fighter 

23 IAP Dzemgi EAST
 

  23 Fighter Air Force Regiment. Address: Komsomolsk, Dzemgi. ex 5 Agp 6983rd AFB unit 62231-5, ex 6987th airbase, ex #23484. ex 23 fighter rgt. Su-27 incl Su-27SM (7) delivered 11.2004. 04.2008 Dzemgi airfield inspected by FE staff. 27.04.2009 crashed Su-35 during landing due to damage of wheel brakes, pilot ejected. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-27, 6 Su-27UB. 09.2009 4 SU-27SM delivered. 14.01.2010 lost Su-27SM, pilot died. 2011: delivered 2 SU-30M2, full set of Su-27SM. 2013: rearming to SU-35.
Total: 30 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  4 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter  15 SU-35 all-weather counter-air fighter 

277 BAP Khurba EAST
 

  277 Bomber Air Force Regiment. Address: Komsomolsk, Khurba. ex 6983rd AFB unit 62231, ex 6988th airbase, ex #45124. ex 277 bbr rgt. Su-24. 07.2008 commander's flights AFA. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-24M, 24 Su-24M2. 02.2011 training bombing at Litovka test range. 2011: + 42 Su-25 from Chernigovka (+Galenki)
Total: 48 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW 

AF Test Range Novoselsky Spassk EAST
 

  unit # 62231-16. Test Range Novoselsky.

799 ORAP Varfolomeevka EAST
 

  799 Detached Recce Avia Regiment. Address: Primorsky distr, Varfolomeevka. ex 3 Agp 6983rd AFB unit 62231-3, ex 799 recce +523 bbr rgts. Planned staff 2009: 36 Su-24MR
Total: 36 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW 

257 OSAP Khabarovsk EAST
 

  257 Detached Joint Avia Regiment. Address: Khabarovsk. ex 6 Agp 6983rd AFB unit 62231-6, ex 265th airbase, ex #35471. ex 257 separate rgt? Planned staff 2009: 15 An-12, 6 An-26, 1 Tu-134, 1 Tu-154, 1 An-24. 03.02.2010 An-12, An-26 flights.
Total: 12 An-12 CUB 

120 SAP Domna EAST
 

  120 Joint AirForce Regiment. Address: Zabaikalsky krai, Chita distr, Domna. ex 412 AFB, ex fighter airsqdn 320th airbase, ex 120 +28 fighter rgts. Mig-29. 05.2007 damaged Mig-29UB (right engine fire). Pilots survived. ?2008 commander: col Alexander Putilov. 5.12.2008 lost Mig-29, pilot dead. 01.2009 "intensive" flights. Planned staff 2009: 36 Mig-29, 6 Mig-29UB. 2010- 6982 airbase not formed, air sqdn 320 airbase. 2010: + 266 attach sqdrn Su-25. 07.2011 50 airbombing exercises Su-25, Tsugol. 2011: delivered 12 new Su-25SM. 06.09.2012 MiG-29 crashed, pilot dead. 2013: rearming to SU-30SM.
Total:  MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter  30 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack  23 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter 

AvK Step EAST
 

  Avia Commandants. ex 266 attack rgt. Su-25. 01.2009 "intensive" flights. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-25, 6 Su-25UB. 01.2010 due to -50C temper problems with heating of harrison barracks. 2010 not formed, splitted with Dzhida. 08.2010 Su-25UB incident, pilots ejected and survived. 2010- 6981 airbase not formed, airsqdn of 6980 airbase. Disbanded. Ac to Domna.

ex Asqdrn 412 AFB AA Chita EAST
 

  Air Squadron of 412 Airbase of Army Air Force. Address: Zabaikalsky krai, Chita. ex 112 hel rgt
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  16 MI-8 Hip 

575 AFB AA Chernigovka EAST
 

  unit # 13984. 575th AirForce Base of Army Aviation. ex 319th det hel rgt. Mi-24, Mi-8. 05.2011 delivered 4 Ka-52. 26.08.2011 hard landing of Mi-24, one crew member died. 2011: delivered 12 Ka-52, 8 Mi-8AMTSh, 2 Mi-26T2
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  19 KA-52 Alligator  16 MI-8 Hip 

573 AFB AA Khabarovsk EAST
 

  unit # 42838. ex 265 AFB. Mi-24, Mi-8, Mi-26. 07.2012 flight exercises.
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  6 MI-26 Halo  16 MI-8 Hip  2 KA-52 Alligator 

Agp 573 AFB AA Garovka EAST
 

  unit # 42838-2. Avia Group of 573 Airbase of Army Air Force. Address: Khabarovsk, Garovka. ex 6986th airbase, ex 825 separate hel rgt. Planned staff 2009: 4 Mi-26, 20 Mi-8. 02.2010 jumpings from Mi-8.
Total: 8 MI-26 Halo  16 MI-8 Hip 

101 OVO Burevestnik EAST
 

  101 Separate helicopter airwing. Address: Iturup.

AvK Sokol (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) EAST
 

  unit # 74131. Avia Comandants. Address: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sokol.
Total:  MI-8 Hip 

2 komand VVS i PVO Ekaterinburg CENTER
 

  unit # 71592. 2 Command of Air Force and Air Defence. ex 14 AF Army (Siberian). 2007: flight/hours increased +22% to 2006. 01.2008 inspected by AF staff. 2008: paratroopers landings +33%, ac firings x1,5 comparing to 2007. 2009: increased delivery of fuel, planned to increase flight hours. 2010: transferred from Novosibirsk.

8 BR PVO Samara CENTER
 

  unit # 34244. 8 Brigade of Air Defence. ex 5A. 12 Mi-24 + 12 Mi-8 took part in PEACE MISSION 2007 joint Russia-Sino exercises. 2009: disbanding, transferring to VKO. 2010: transferred from Ekaterinburg (4th cmd).

511 ZRP Engels CENTER
 

  unit # 40218. 511 Guard Smolensky Red Banner, Order Suvorov, 3 Order Kutuzov, Order Bogdan Khmelnytskyy Air Defence Regiment. Address: 413101, Saratov distr, Engels. 2008 commander: col Valery Ivanin. 2009: 2 S-300PS
Total: 16 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

185 ZRP Berezovsky CENTER
 

  185 Air Defence Regiment. Address: Ekaterinburg, Berezovsky. 2009: 2 S-300PS
Total: 16 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

568 ZRP Samara CENTER
 

  unit # 28042. 568 Air Defence Regiment. Address: 443056, Samara distr, Samara, Eroshevskogo, 54. 2008 commander: col Yury Kostyankin. 2009: 2 S-300PS
Total: 24 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

340 RTP Mirnyy (Samara) CENTER
 

  unit # 40278. 340 signal regiment. Address: 446377, Samara distr, Mirnyy. ex 44 rt bde

9 BR PVO Novosibirsk CENTER
 

  unit # 29286. 9 Brigade ofAir Defence. Address: 633115, Novosibirsk distr, Ob'. ex 41 ad div

590 ZRP Novosibirsk CENTER
 

  590 Air Defence Regiment. Address: Novosibirsk. 2008 commander: col Nikolay Verepakha. 01.2009 trainings before practical tests at Telemba firing range. 2009: 3 S-300PS
Total: 24 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

1534 ZRP Angarsk CENTER
 

  unit # 25512. 1534 Air Defence Regiment. Address: 665816, Irkutsk distr, Angarsk. 01.2009 trainings before practical tests at Telemba firing range. ? 02.2009 got by new banner. 2009: 3 S-300PS
Total: 24 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

388 ZRP Achinsk CENTER
 

  unit # 97646. 388 Air Defence Regiment. Address: 662100, Krasnoyarsk distr, Achinsk. 2009: 3 S-300PS
Total: 16 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

341 RTP Ob CENTER
 

  unit # 58133. 341 Signal Regiment.

562 AFB AA Tolmachevo CENTER
 

  unit # 12739. 562nd AirForce Base of Army Aviation. ex 337th det hel rgt, ex 6978th AFB, transferred from Berdsk. Mi-24, Mi-8. 01-05.2012 crews of Mi-8 and Mi-24 had 4000 flights. Avg per pilot- 39 flight hours.
Total: 16 MI-8 Hip  16 MI-24/35 Hind 

48 AFB AA Kamensk Uralsky CENTER
 

  unit # 45123. 48 AirForce Base Army Aviation. Address: 45123, Kamensk Uralsky. ex Agp 6980 AFB Troitsk (Chelyabinsk), ex rescue, ex- 320 hel rgt. Mi-8, Mi-24, 4?Mi-26.
Total: 16 MI-8 Hip  16 MI-24/35 Hind  2 MI-26 Halo 

Agp 48 AFB AA Uprun CENTER
 

  unit # 45123-2. rescue group. Mi-8
Total: 16 MI-8 Hip  2 MI-26 Halo 

6980 AFB Chelyabinsk CENTER
 

  unit # 69806. 6980 Guard Red Banner Orshansk airbase. Address: Chelyabinsk, Shagol. ex 21 comb div+ 2 bbr, 313 recce rgts. 11.07.2006 due to flood temporary relocated. 01.2009 "intensive" flights. Planned staff 2009: 24 Su-24M, 12 Su-24MR, 1 Mi-8. 2010 transferred from Dzhida to Chelyabinsk. 24 Su-24M, 12 Su-24MR. 08.2011 tactical exercises. 13.02.2012 lost Su-24, pilots ejected and survived. 2012: airfield modernization. 11.2012 lost Su-24, pilots ejected. 2013: to be delivered sqdrn of Su-34.
Total: 36 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW 

AGp 6980 AFB Bolshoe Savino CENTER
 

  unit # 69806-2. AGp 6980 AFB. Address: Perm, Bolshoe Savino. ex 6977th airbase, ex #40383. ex 764 fighter rgt. 2000: 750 pers., 34 Mig-31. 02.2007 comd trainings. Planned staff 2009: 24 Mig-31. 18.01.2010 Mig-31 emergency landing due to oxigen system damage in flight. 19.11.2010 lost Mig-31, pilots ejected. 06.09.2011 lost MiG-31, pilots dead. 2012: 24 MiG-31BM. 09.2012 flight tactical exercises.
Total: 24 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor 

390 OSAP Koltsovo CENTER
 

  390 Detached Joint Avia Regiment. Address: Ekaterinburg, Koltsovo. ex AGp 6980 AFB, ex 30th airbase, ex ?128 separate sqdn. Planned staff 2009: 3 Tu-134, 2 An-12, 8 An-26, 5 Mi-8, 3+1 Su-27? 2014: delivery of An-140-100.
Total: 2 An-12 CUB  5 MI-8 Hip  4 An-140-100 

OVO Iva CENTER
 

  Separate helicopter airwing. Address: Sverdlovsk distr, Nizhny Tagil-39.

3 Agp 6980 AFB Kansk CENTER
 

  unit # 69806-3. 3 Avia Group 6980 Airbase. Address: Krasnoyarsk distr, Kansk. ex 6979th airbase, ex #03259. ex 712 fighter rgt. Formed 1938. Mig-31. 2007: 60 flying hours. 2007 commander: col Vladimir Petridi. 2007 Best Sib Comd. 03.2008 practical flight training, missile launches. 07.2008 70th anniversary. 01.2009 "intensive" flights. Planned staff 2009: 24 Mig-31. 07.2011 refuelling-in-air exercises. 12.2012 delivered series of MiG-31BM.
Total: 24 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor 

999 AFB Kant, Kirgizia CENTER
 

  999 Airbase. Address: 344016, Rostov. In fact, Kirgizia, Kant. 2007: 250 pers., 5 Su-25, 2 An-26, 5 L-39, 2 Mi-8, 2 Il-76, an-30. 08.2004 took part in Rubezh-2004 exercises. 11.2005, 05.2006 visited by AF CINC V.Mikhailov. 06.2007 inspected by VVS CINC. 10.2008 anniversary. 2008 commander col Vladimir Nosov. Planned staff 2009: 4 Su-25, 1 Su-25UB, 1 An-26, 4 L-39, 2 Mi-8MTV2. 06.2012 visited by military reps of Turkey. 06.2012 Peace Mission-2912 exercises.
Total: 2 An-24 COKE/An-26 CURL  1 An-30 / 32 CLINE  5 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack  5 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  2 MI-8 Hip 

Avia BTO Omsk CENTER
 

  unit # 13849.

Comd DA Moscow AF
 

  unit # 44402. ex 37 AF Army (Strategic). 12.2005 military delegation headed by 37 AFA CINC visited USA. 10-15.04.2006 comd-staff trainings (Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3, Il-78; 60 ac/flights, 44 msl launches). 08.2006 comd staff exercises with missile launches. 09.2006 comd staff exercises. 08.2007: 30 comd.staff exercices. 11.2007 flights over 4 world regions: 4 refuellings, 4 cruise msl. Launches. 08.2007-12.2007 70 "far" flights. 2007: flying hours-80. 01.2008 patrol flights. 02.2008 4 tu-95 flights in Pacific over CVN Nimitz. 01-04.2008 40 ac/flights. (2007 - 100 ac/flights). 04.2008 comd staff exercises. 10.2008 20 ac (Tu-95MS, Tu-160, Tu-22M3) + 20 ac (Mig-31, Cu-27, Il-78, A-50) flights, launched "full set" of cruise missiles. 12.2008 according to 37A CINC: in 2009 all Tu-160/Tu22M3/Tu-95MS ac will be deeply modernized upgrading with new equipment which will decrease CEP <20 m. Also new equipment for self defence will be installed. 03.2009 flights, cruise msl launches. 2009 CINC maj gen Anatoly Zhikharev.

6950 AFB Engels AF
 

  unit # 06987. 6950 Guard Donbass Red Banner Airbase. Address: 676440, Saratov distr, Engels. ex 121 + 184 bbr rgts. 16 Tu-160. 2004: commander: Maj Gen Anatoly Zhikharev. 17.01.2004: flight trainings (11 Tu-160 flights).06.2006 two ac took part in "Shield of Union" joint Russian-Belorussian exercises. 09.2006 comd.staff exercises, missile launches. 07.2007 flight exercises. 10.2007 inspected by AF staff. 08.2008 2 Tu-160 flight over Atlantics and North Pole. 11.09.2008 flight to Venezuela. 21.01.2009 two Tu-160 12 hours flight in Norway Sea and North Pole region. Planned staff 2009: 16 Tu-160 + 14 Tu-95MS. 06.2009 2 Tu-95MS patrol over North and Atlantic ocean. 21.10.2009 flight patrol by 2 Tu-160 and 2 Tu-95MS. 18-19.11 and 24-25.11.2009 patrol over North Atlantic Ocean. 18.12.2009 Tu-95 flight patrol. 01,02,04,06.2010 patrol flights. 2010: 16 Tu-160, 18 Tu-95MS, + 48 Tu-22M3 (from Shaikovka 6951 airbase till 12.2010). 02,04,06.2011 Tu-95 patrol. 2012: constructure of additional airfields. 09.2012 patrol flights 2 Tu-95MS.
Total: 14 TU-160 BlackJack Strategic bomber  18 TU-95/MS Bear Strategic bomber  120 AS-15 Kent ALSM/ SS-N-21 Sampson / Kh-55  3 MI-26 Halo 

AGp refuel 6950 AFB Dyagilevo AF
 

  unit # 06987-B. Refuel Avia Group of 6950 AFB. Address: Ryazan, Dyagilevo. ex 6954 AFB, ex 203 refuel rgt. Il-78 refuelers. 03.2006 comd staff trainings: took part 12 ac. 04.2008 ac refueling trainings jointly with 37 AFA. Planned staff 2009: 18 Il-78. 2010: base not formed, ac transferred to 43 flight test center

AGp 6950th AFB Shaikovka AF
 

  unit # 06987-A. Avia Group of 6950 AFB. Address: 249425, Kaluga distr, Shaikovka. ex 6951st airbase, ex #40444. ex 52 +840 bbr rgts+ 568 PAC. Tu-22M3. 1994-1996 took part in Chechen war. 08.2008 took part in war in South Ossetia. Losses: 1(2?)ac/2 pilots. Planned staff 2009: 30 Tu-22M3. 2010: +Soltsy 48 Tu-22M3. 09.2011 Tu-22M3 cruise msl launches.
Total: 48 TU-22M Backfire 

AGp 6950 AFB Olenegorsk AF
 

  unit # 06987-Е. Air Group of 6950 AFB. ex 7051st AFB Navy, ex 924 separate nav av recce rgt. 2000: 540 pers., 20 Tu-22M, 10 MR. Planned 2009: cutting and transferring to 6953 AF. 2010 transformed to 7051 airbase NOR, resubordinated to AF DA.
Total: 20 TU-22M Backfire 

6952 AFB Ukrainka AF
 

  unit # 62266. 6952 Ternopol Order Kutuzov Airbase. Address: 676440, Amur distr, Ukrainka. ex 79 bbr rgt. Tu-95MS. 05.2011 flights near Aleut islands. 07.2011 patrol over Pacific ocean. 09.2011 07.2011 patrol over North ocean and later Pacific ocean. 2012: delivered new airfield service equipment. 09.2012 flight tactical trainings.
Total: 36 TU-95/MS Bear Strategic bomber  100 AS-15 Kent ALSM/ SS-N-21 Sampson / Kh-55 

Agp 6952 AFB Srednyy(Irkutsk) AF
 

  unit # 62266-V. Avia Group 6952 AFB. Address: 665475, Irkutsk distr, Srednyy. ex 6953rd airbase, ex #36668. Tu-22M3. 2006-2007: to be disbanded (in reserve). 07.2007 flight exercises. 10.2007 inspected by AF staff. 08.2008 comd staff exercises. Planned staff 2009: 30 Tu-22M3, 3 Tu-22MR, 3 An-30, 1 An-26, 2 Tu-134, 2 An-12
Total: 3 An-30 / 32 CLINE  2 An-12 CUB  36 TU-22M Backfire 

199 AFB Tiksi AF
 

  ex tpt sqdn. An-12, Mi-8. 04.2008 flight trainings headed by 37 AFA CINC.
Total:  An-12 CUB   MI-8 Hip 

Comd VTA Moscow AF
 

  unit # 25969. ex 61 Airlift (tpt) AF Army. Formed 1.06.1931. 2005: transferred 50000 persons, 15000 tons of cargo, took part in descent operations (20000 persons, 250 arms units); 80 exercises incl in Indonesia, China, India; avg flight time-60 hours/pilot. 03.2006 took part in paratroopers trainings (40 ac/flights, Il-76MD). 04.2006 celebrated its 75th anniversary. 07.2006 comd-staff trainings (60 ac/flights). 09.2006 comd staff exercises, paratroopers landings. 04.-12.2006: 91 ac/flights, transferred 17000 soldiers to 20+ airbases. 2006: 70 ac/flight. 01-03.2007: 4 exercises, 1000 tonns cargo, descent operations. 03.2007 flight-landing exercises: 30 il-76 flights. 06.2007 flight-landings trainings (il-76). 07.2007 flight exercises: landed 2500+ paratroopers. 08.2007 landing trainings. 2007: flying hours- 100; 700 ac/flights; 32000 persons, 120 arms transferred. 06.2008 joint with VDV trainings.07.2008 exercises in Ivanovo distr. 01.2009 landed 150 paratroopers by Il-76. 2012 avg pilot flight/hours: 170.

12 VTAD Migalovo AF
 

  12 Mginskaya Red Star Joint Air Lift Division. Address: 170009, Tver.

334 VTAP Pskov AF
 

  334 Military Transport Avia Regiment. Address: 180005, Pskov distr, Kresti. ex 4 Agp 6955th AFB, ex 3919th airbase. Planned 2009: ex 334 + 110+ 708 tpt rgts, 76, 78 tpt sqdns. Il-76. 12.2006 1 ac renamed to Pskov. 07.2007 flight exercises: landed 500 soldiers. 08.2007 landing trainings. 07.2008 night landings. Planned staff 2009: 27 Il-76MD
Total: 27 Il-76/78 MIDAS /Il-476 

117 VTAP Orenburg AF
 

  117 Military Transport Avia Regiment. Address: 460000, Orenburg. ex 2 Agp 6955th AFB, ex 6956th airbase, ex #18380. ex 117 +103 tpt rgts. Il-76, An-12. 02.2007 staff trainings. 02.2008 young pilots flight trainings. Planned staff 2009: 27 Il-76MD, 4 An-12PPS
Total: 4 An-12 CUB  27 Il-76/78 MIDAS /Il-476 

708 VTAP Taganrog AF
 

  708 Military Transport Avia Regiment. Address: 347916, Rostov distr, Taganrog. ex 5 Agp 6955th AFB, ex 6958th airbase, ex #62276. ex 708 tpt rgt. Il-76. 07.2008 landed 400 paratroopers near Krasnooktyabr'skaya. 05.2011 training filghts Il-76.
Total: 27 Il-76/78 MIDAS /Il-476 

566 VTAP Sescha (Bryansk) AF
 

  566 Military Transport Avia Regiment. Address: 242760, Bryansk distr, Sescha. ex 3 Agp 6955th AFB. Plan 2009: ex 566 + 103 tpt rgts. Formed 09.1941. Il-76, An-124. 1994-2000 Chechen war. 2001 awarded by MoD pennant. 2004 "Mobility-2004" comd staff exercises. Planned staff 2009: 18 An-124-100, 4 Il-76MD. 2010: 6957 airbase not formed, sqdrn of Migalovo airbase.
Total: 14 AN-124 Condor  4 Il-76/78 MIDAS /Il-476 

144 APDRLO Ivanovo AF
 

  ex Agp 6955 AFB unit 21350-7, ex 2457th AWACS ac base. A-50. Formed 20.05.1966 as 64 separate sqdn. 1988 transferred to Shyaulyai (Litva), reformed to 144 separate AF rgt. 1989 moved to Pechora, 1998 to Ivanovo, reformed to 2457 EW ac base. 08.2004 took part in "Rubezh-2004" exercises. 05.2006 celebrated its 50th aniiversary. 10.2006 comd.staff exercixes of CIS AD/AF. 12.2007 flights over Atlantics. 04.2008 join CIS AD exercises. 2010 entered in 610 TsBP. 06.2011 exercises Bditelnoe Nebo-2011.
Total: 2 An-24 COKE/An-26 CURL  12 A-50 Mainstay EW   Il-18 /20 /22 COOT  1 Il-76/78 MIDAS /Il-476  8 MI-8 Hip 

8 VTAP Migalovo AF
 

  8 Military Transport Avia Regiment. Address: 170009, Tver. ex 6955 AFB. + sqdn An-12, An-26 (Klin-5). 10.2011 yearly 2011 inspection. 2012: delivered new airfield service equipment.
Total: 5 AN-22 Cock Strategic Freighter 

463 OBS Chkalovsky AF
 

  unit # 93810. 463 Detached Communications Batallion. 2013: transferred from Noginsk

AF Central Commands Moscow AF
 

 

929 GLITs VVS Akhtubinsk AF
 

  unit # 15650. 929 Main Flight test center. Address: Akhtubinsk. 1994-1996 4 Su-25 ac took part in Chechen war. 10.2006 celebrated its 35th anniversary. 06.2007 inspected vy VVS CINC. 2007: 80 flying hours. 07.2008 visited by Head of Fed Council Mironov. 08.2008 took part in war in South Ossetia. Losses: 1 ac/1 pilot. 23.06.2011 lost MiG-29, crew died. 2012: test flights of Su-35; constructure of additional airfields.
Total: 4 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack  4 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW   AN-124 Condor  4 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  4 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter  2 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor  1 AN-72 Coaler  3 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter  2 KA-50 Hocum/ Werewolf  6 SU-34/32FN Fullback Long range fighter-bomber  10 SU-35 all-weather counter-air fighter  1 PAK-FA Sukhoi T-50 

4 GTsPAPiPVI Lipetsk AF
 

  unit # 62632-V. 4 flight trg center. ex 4thTsBPILS. 2000: 1350 pers; +4020 reserve base. 05.2006 visited by foreign military attaches. 2006: commander Maj Gen Anatoly Kharchevsky. 08.2006 visited by CINC USAF in Europe. 12.2006(?) delivered 6 Su-25SM. 04.2008 Su-25SM flight trials. 11.2012 +2 Su-30SM+3+3 Su-35S
Total: 14 SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW  16 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack  10 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  7 Su-30 Two-seat multirole fighter  4 TU-95/MS Bear Strategic bomber  1 SU-34/32FN Fullback Long range fighter-bomber  3 Yak-130 Combat trainer 

Agp 4 GTsPAPiPVI Tambov AF
 

  Avia Group of 4 GTsPAPiPVI. Address: Tambov. ex 24815. An-24/26. 2009: base of 43 flight center.

AE GTsPAPiPVI Savasleika AF
 

  unit # 62632-L. 2000: 39 Su-27, Su-30, 8 Mig-31. 54 fighter rgt disbanded in 2005 to 3958 reserve base. Planned staff- 12 MiG-31. 07.2011 refuelling-in-air exercises.
Total: 12 MIG-31 Foxhound Interceptor 

TsPAT Kubinka AF
 

  unit # 62723-I. Center of Aviation Technics. Address: 143071, Moscow distr, Kubinka. ex 237th flight center. 2000: 640 pers., 30 Mig-29, 18 Su-27, 1 Su-25. 5.04.2006: "Russkie Vityzi" show avia maneuvres during celebration of its anniversary. 27.07.2006: 1 Mig-29UB of "Strizhi" flight show group crashed during take-off, pilots ejected and survived. Planned staff 2009: 12 Su-27, 4 Su-27UB, 20 Mig-29, 6 Mig-29UB. 16.08.2009 crashed two Su-27 of Russian Vityazi team over Zhukovsky, commander Igor Tkachenko died. 06.2010 flight inccident Su-27. 2010 reformed to TsBP of 4th Filght Center
Total: 26 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter 

43 TsBPiPLS DA Ryazan AF
 

  unit # 62632-V. 43 Guard Orel Center of Combat Engagement and Training of Pilots of Strategic Aviation. Address: 390015, Ryazan. 2000: 8 Tu-22M, 6 Tu-95MS. 11.2006 commanders trainings headed by Strategic AF CINC. Planned staff 2009: 4 Tu-22M3, 4 Ту-95MS. + Il-78 refuellers of ex 203 tpt rgt
Total: 3 TU-22M Backfire 

IIS AvG GTsPAPiPVI Lipetsk AF
 

  2000: 1000 pers., 33 Su-24, 21 Su-27, 16 Mig-29, 13 Su-25, 4 Mig-25. 1994-1996 4 Su-25 ac took part in Chechen war.
Total:  SU-24 Fencer battlefield bomber/R/EW  21 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  4 MIG-25 Foxbat Interceptor/ reconnaissance aircraft  16 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter   SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack 

OKhAT Lipetsk AF
 

  2000: 285 pers., 93 Mig-29, 55 Mig-27, 266 Mig-23. 06.2006 celebrated its 65th anniversary.

344 TsBPiPLS APAA Torzhok AF
 

  unit # 62632-D. 344 combat trg center AAF. 2000: 1452 pers., 48 combat hel, 51 support hel, 14 tpt hel. 18.04.2006: media coneferce, "open day" for guests. 05.2006 visited by AF CINC. 02.2008 received two Mi-28N. 04.2008 Mi-28N flight trials. Planned staff 2009: 16 Mi-24, 8 Mi-26, 12 Mi-8, 8 Ka-50. 2012: + about 12 Mi-28 (yellow board numbers)
Total: 12 MI-28 Havoc  8 MI-26 Halo  16 MI-24/35 Hind  3 ANSAT  8 KA-50 Hocum/ Werewolf  9 KA-52 Alligator  12 MI-8 Hip  3 Ka-226 

TsBPiPLS BPLA Egorevsk AF
 

  unit # 62632-Zh. 2000: 848 pers. Comd under EW dpt of General Staff. Planned to reform to 6996th AFB UAV, planned staff 2009: 2 Pchela-1k, 13 Pchela-1M, 24 Reis
Total:  REIS-D unmanned tactical aerial reconnaissance   RPV PCHELA-1T 

92 IIVE SN Klin-5 AF
 

  unit # 62632-E. 361 Test-Instructors Helicopters Regiment. 2000: 425 pers., 90 Mi-8
Total: 20 MI-8 Hip 

AVG 344 TsBPiPLS APAA Torzhok AF
 

  unit # 62632-A. 2000: 493 pers., 4 Ka-50, 32 Mi-24, 29 Mi-8, 14 Mi-6. 08.2004 took part in "Rubezh-2004" exercises.
Total: 16 MI-24/35 Hind  20 MI-8 Hip 

"Berkuts" flight show group Sokol AF
 

  Mi-28
Total: 6 MI-28 Havoc 

610 TsBP VTA Ivanovo AF
 

  unit # 06976. 610th Center of Combat Use and Training of Pilots of Military Transport Aviation named by Marshal Skripko. Address: 153014, Ibanovo. Training center of VTA.

185 TsBPiBP Privolzhsky AF
 

  unit # 28004. 185 flight test center. Address: Astrakhan distr, Privolzhsky. 2000: 930 pers., 28 Mig-29. + 42 AAA trg center. 04.2004 conference and tactical AF/AD trainings: 100 ac, 300 generals took part. 08.2005 "Combat Cooperation" joint CIS AD exercises.
Total: 24 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter 

42 UTsBP ZRV Ashuluk AF
 

  unit # 01644. 42nd AD trg center. Address: Astrakhan distr, Tambovka-1.
Total: 16 SA-20 GARGOYLE / S-300 /PMU/2/3 

TsPSR ZRV VVS Kosterevo AF
 

  unit # 06533. Central Officers AD courses.

TsPSR RTV VVS Vladimir AF
 

  unit # 30790. Central Officers signal courses.

2 TsNII Tver AF
 

  2 central scien.-research institute. 11.2005 awarded by MoD pennant.

30 TsNII AKT Schelkovo AF
 

  30 central scien.-research institute.

NITs ERAT Lubertsi AF
 

  incl sc.-rsh center in Noginsk

VUNTs VVS Moscow AF
 

  Military Education Scientific Center of Air Force.

TsLP Voronezh AF
 

  Center of Flight Training. Address: Voronezh.

209 UAFB Borisoglebsk AF
 

  unit # 32921. ex 160th trg f rgt. 2000: 670 pers., 20 Mig-29, 21 Su-25. 03.2011 5 Yak-130 delivered
Total: 47 Yak-130 Combat trainer 

200 UAFB Armavir AF
 

  200 Training Airbase. Address: Krasnodar distr, Armavir. ex 713rd trg f rgt. 2000: 850 pers., 151 L-39
Total: 20 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter  18 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  6 Yak-130 Combat trainer 

272 UAFB Maikop AF
 

  272 Training Airbase. Address: Krasnodar distr, Maikop. ex 761st trg f rgt. 2000: 690 pers., 96 Mig-23?

195 UAFB Kuschevskaya AF
 

  195 Training Airbase. Address: Krasnodar distr, Kuschevskaya. ex 797th trg f rgt. Mig-29, Su-27
Total: 20 MIG-29/MIG-35 Fulcrum Counter-Air Fighter  12 SU-27 Flanker air superiority fighter  2 SU-25 Frogfoot Close support/ground attack 

221 UAFB Chelyabinsk AF
 

  221 Training Airbase. Address: Chelyabinsk, Shagol. ex 604 trg rgt.

219 UAFB Michurinsk AF
 

  219 Training Airbase. Address: Tambov distr, Michurinsk. ex 644 trg rgt.

205 UAFB Balashov AF
 

  205 Training Airbase. Address: Saratov distr, Balashov. ex 606 trg rgt.

217 UAFB Rtischevo AF
 

  217 Training Airbase. Address: Saratov distr, Rtischevo. ex 666 trg rgt.

192 UAFB Tikhoretsk AF
 

  192 Training Airbase. Address: Krasnodar distr, Tikhoretsk. ex 700 trg rgt.

213 UAFB Kotelnikovo AF
 

  213 Training Airbase. Address: Volgograd distr, Kotelnikovo. ex 704 trg rgt.

339 UAFB Sokol AF
 

  unit # 21965. 339 Training Airbase. Address: Saratov, Sokolovy. 2000: 506 pers., 85 Mi-24, 59 Mi-8, 9 Mi-24R. 2011: +5 ANSAT
Total: 25 ANSAT  20 MI-8 Hip  26 Ka-226 

VVA Monino AF
 

  Air Force Academy. Address: Moscow distr, Monino, Krasovskogo street, 2.

Yaroslavl branch VVA Yaroslavl AF
 

  Yaroslavl branch of Air Force Academy. Address: Yaroslavl. ex YaVZRUPVO

Krasnodar branch VUNTs VVS Krasnodar AF
 

  Krasnodar branch VUNTs VVS. Address: 350005, Krasnodar disr, Krasnodar-5, Dzerzhinskogo, 135. ex KVVAUL

Syzran branch VUNTs VVS Syzran AF
 

  Syzran branch VUNTs VVS. Address: Samara distr, Syzran-7, Marshala Zhukova, 1. ex SVVAUL

Chelyabinsk branch VUNTs VVS Chelyabinsk AF
 

  Chelyabinsk branch VUNTs VVS. Address: Chelyabinsk. ex ChVVAUSh


Air Force - 180-185,000 pers., ~ 4000 ac. In reserve 833 ac (2000).


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CINC--Maj Gen Viktor Boldyrev (06.05.2012). Ex Commander-in-Chief ---ZELIN, Alexander, Col.Gen (appointed 10.05.2007)

[Previous CINC-- MIKHAYLOV, Vladimir Sergeyevich, General of the Army,

Appointed Jan 2002 (Finmarket, 22 Jan 02; Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 26 Jan 02; promoted to General of the Army, Gazeta.ru, 24 Feb 04).

MOD data: "General of the Army Vladimir Mikhailov, Air Force, Commander-in-Chief since 21 January 2002.

Born 6 October 1943 in Koudinovo, Moscow region Vladimir Mikhailov was educated at a local Machinery vocational school (1962), Yeysk Higher School of Pilots (gold degree, 1966), extra-mural courses at Gagarin Air Force Academy (1975).

Throughout his Air Force career he served at numerous position including Dean of Borisoglebsk Air Force School of Pilots (from 1980 to 1985), deputy and first deputy commander Air Force Moscow Military District (1985-1989).

In 1991, he earned a degree at the General Staff Academy and was assigned to North Caucasus Military District as Air Force component commander, Air army commander.

In 1998, he assumed the office as deputy Air Force Commander-in-Chief.

Mr. Mikhailov has been conferred Hero of the Russian Federation, Distinguished Pilot."]

[Previous CINC, KORNUKOV, Anatoliy Mikhaylovich, Gen Army, promoted to Gen Army 21 Feb 00 (apn.ru, 21 Feb 00), retired at age 60 (NTV, 11 Jan 02).]

First Deputy CINC --- NOVOGITSYN, Anatoliy Alekseyevich, Col-Gen; appointed (Kommersant, 23 Jan 02; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 8 Aug 02).

O [Biographical information, NOVOGITSYN: Promoted to Col-Gen (Interfax, 22 Feb 03). Nogovitsyn, born in 1952 in Kazakhstan, graduated from the Armavir air defence pilots college in 1973, the Air Force Academy in 1980 [and] the General Staff Academy in 1994. He is a military pilot of first class, has mastered several types of aircraft. [He] served in the Siberian Military District, occupying positions from a pilot to commander of an air defence corps. In the past five years [he] has served in the Far East, first as deputy commander, then as 11th Air Force and Air Defence Army chief of staff, and the Commander of the 11th Air Force (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 Sep 00).] ["Following his new post in the Air Force, Gen Nogovitsyn has received two more posts: He has been appointed a member of the board of directors of two major firms at once which produce air defense systems -- the Antey concern and the Almaz Science and Production Association " (Kommersant, 12 Jan 02). Novogitsyn was Commander of the 11th Air and Air Defense Army (Far East)].

O [Previous First Deputy CINC was MIKHAYLOV, Vladimir, Colonel-General. "Mikhaylov arrived at the Air Force Main Staff from Rostov 3 years ago. Prior to that he commanded the 4th Air Force Army. As its commander Vladimir Mikhaylov received a Hero's Star for his leadership of the operation in June 1994 to disarm a group of Chechen terrorists who had taken some hostages and demanded that they be flown to Chechnya in an Mi-8 helicopter" (Kommersant, 12 Jan 02).]

Head of Staff--- Khvorov, Igor 10.05.2007
(previous CHELTSOV, Boris, Col Gen)
Deputy CINC (Armaments) ---PAVLOV, Alexander, Lt Gen (Jan 2005)
Deputy CINC --- SHEVCHENKO, Sergey, Maj Gen (Sep 2004)
Deputy CINC (CIS Joint Air Defense System) ---BIZHEV, Aitech, Lt Gen (2004)

Previous
-------------------
ex-Commander of Aviation and Deputy CINC --- AKSYONOV, Viktor, Lieutenant-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Jun 02).

Ex-Deputy CINC (CIS Joint Air Defense System) --- BONDAREV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Apr 01).

Ex-Deputy CINC (Aviation) --- ZELIN, Aleksandr, Lieutenant-General, appointed (ITAR-TASS, 7 Aug 02).

Ex-Deputy CINC (Armaments) --- MOROZOV, Dmitriy, Maj-Gen (Nezavisimoye voyennoye obozreniye, 9 Aug 02).

Deputy CINC (Rear Services) --- Merukov, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 16 Jul 03).

Deputy Commander (Indoctrination Work) --- GRISHIN, Yuriy Anatol'yevich, (ITAR-TASS, 26 Mar 03).

Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief --- KLIMAKOV, Leonid Leonidovich Klimakov, Colonel of Justice (Chief of the Air Force Legal Service) (VVS Segodnya; 12 May 03).

Reception Office of CINC
Chief --- CHERNIKHOVSKIY, Boris, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda, 6 Mar 01).

AIR FORCE MAIN STAFF

Chief of Staff --- CHELTSOV, Boris, Lt-Gen; appointed 4 Jul 00 by Presidential Decree 1232 (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 Jul 00; Izvestiya, 15 Oct 02).

Чельцов родился в 1947 году в селе Тоцкое, Тоцкого района Оренбургской области. Окончил Минское высшее инженерное зенитно-ракетное училище (1970 г.), Военную академию противовоздушной обороны (1985 г.), Академию Генерального штаба Вооруженных сил РФ (1991 г.). Службу проходил на командных и штабных должностях в частях и объединениях ПВО. Начальником Главного штаба ВВС назначен с должности начальника оперативного управления Главного штаба ВВС РФ. (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 6 Jul 00).


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Previous Chief of staff was Sinitsin, Viktor, Col-Gen who retired "due to age." (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 Jul 00).
First Deputy Chief --- BIZHEV, Aitech M., Lt-Gen (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Jan 02).

["Born on October 5, 1950 into an employee's family in the village of Koshehabl, Adygei Autonomous Region, Krasnodar Territory, he graduated from the Vilnius Radio-Technical School of the Air Defence Force in 1971 and served as station head, operational officer on duty and company commander in the Air Defence Force. After graduating from the Military Command Academy of the Air Defence Force in 1977, he held the posts of chief assistant of the head of the operational section of an air defence missile brigade, division commander, deputy brigade commander, regiment commander, brigade commander, deputy division commander and division commander. In 1993 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and was appointed deputy chief of the army staff in the Air Defence Force. He was later promoted to first deputy army commander and deputy corps commander in the force. In 1995 he became deputy chief of the Main Staff of the Air Defence Force (deputy chief of the Main Staff of the Air Force in March 1998 after the integration of the Air Force and the Air Defence Force). He was appointed First Deputy Chief of the Main Staff of the Air Force by a presidential decree of December 14, 2001" (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Jan 02).]
First Deputy Chief --- IONOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, No 10, 24-30 Mar 00).

--- DOLZHENKOV, Vladimir V., Lieutenant-General, "Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of an Air Force and Air Defence Army (Military News Bulletin No 011, 1 Nov 02).

[DOLZHENKOV: "Born on March 23, 1951 in Kharkov, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, he graduated from the Higher Air Defence School of Radio-Technical Engineers in 1973 and served in the Moscow Air Defence District as engineer of the radio-technical centre, head of panel targeting station, and chief of staff - deputy head of the radio- technical centre. After graduating from the Military Command Academy of the Air Defence, he held the posts of deputy brigade commander and chief of staff - deputy commander of the Air Defence corps. In 1995 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and was appointed deputy chief of army staff; he subsequently commanded a division and a corps. He was appointed Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Army by presidential decree of September 16, 2002" (Military News Bulletin No 011, 1 Nov 02).]
4th Air/Air Defense Army [AF Main Staff]
["According to early reports, the 4th air force and air defense army headquartered in the North Caucasus and led by Lieutenant General Alexander Zelin is the best Air Force unit in the winter training period. 'At present the 4th air force and air defense army is the most combat-ready large unit,' said Air Force Commander Vladimir Mikhailov." (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 8 May 02)]
ex-Commander --- ZELIN, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, Lt-Gen Avn (Interfax 22 Jun 01; Krasnaya Zvezda, 22 May 02.
Commander --- GORBAS, Vladimir, Maj-Gen (ITAR-TASS, 7 Aug 02).
?? --- Lt-Gen V. Volkovitskiy [According to Voyennyy Vestnik Yuga Rossii (17 Dec 01) V. is a senior officer in North Caucasus Air Defense, but his post was not specified.]

5th Air/Air Defense Army [AF Main Staff] [Volga MD]
HQ in Yekaterinburg (Interfax, 27 Jun 01).
Commander --- YURYEV (Юрьев), Yevgeniy, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Apr 00; Bashinform, Aromi.ru 24 Jan 03).

Kant Air base (Kirgiziya)
Commander --- SAMOTSVETOV, Andrey, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Oct 03).

· ["Ответственным за обустройство российской военной базы главкомом назначен командующий 5-й армией ВВС и ПВО генерал-лейтенант Евгений Юрьев" (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Mar 03).]

6th Air/Air Defense Army [AF Main Staff]
[HQ in St Petersburg]
Commander ---Maj Gen Vladimir Sviridov
ex-commander TORBOV, Gennadiy A., Lt-Gen.; Appointed 11 April 2000 (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 11 Apr 00, also 19 Mar 02)

[Replaces Lt-Gen Anatoliy Basov, who retired due to age.]
["Геннадий Торбов родился в 1949 году в городе Орехово-Зуево Московской области. В 1971 году окончил Харьковское высшее военное авиационное училище летчиков, в 1980 году - Военно-воздушную академию имени Ю.А.Гагарина, а в 1994 году - Военную академию Генерального штаба. Прошел все ступени летной карьеры: от рядового летчика истребительного авиационного полка до начальника авиации - начальника отдела авиации 6-й армии ВВС И ПВО. Освоил 8 типов боевых самолетов. Налетал более 2500 часов. (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 11 Apr 00).]
[Born on 29th May 1949 in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Moscow Region, he graduated from the Kharkov Higher School of Military Pilots in 1971 and was dispatched to the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, where he climbed to squadron commander. After graduating from the Yuriy Gagarin Air Force Academy in 1980, he held the posts of chief of staff - deputy regiment commander and regiment commander in the Transcaucasian Military District, deputy division commander in the Belarussian Military District and the Central Group of Forces, and division commander in the Northern Group of Forces. In 1994 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and was appointed deputy army commander in the Leningrad Military District. In 1998 he became aviation head - aviation department head in the directorate of the Air Force and the Air Defence Force army in the Leningrad Military District. He was promoted to Commander of the 6th Air Force and Air Defence Force Army by presidential decree of 6th April 2000. He can fly eight types of aircraft and has a total of over 2,500 flight hours on his record. (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 28 Jun 00).]
8th Special Purpose Aviation Division
Located in BALASHIKHA, Moscow Region (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 23 Jan 03).
11th Air Force/Air Defense Army [AF Main Staff]
HQ in Khabarovsk (RIA-Novosti, 12 Apr 02).
Commander --- SADOFYEV, Igor', Maj-Gen, appointed (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Feb 02; Suvorovskiy Natisk, 20 Aug 02).

[Previous Commander was NOGOVITSYN, Anatoly, Lt-Gen, (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 8 Nov 00; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 18 Jan 01). "Nogovitsyn, who is currently serving in Khabarovsk, . . . Record shows a successfully planned and implemented air operation over the Sea of Japan conducted jointly with Pacific Fleet Aviation in November 2000. On that occasion some Su-24MP reconnaissance planes buzzed the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk at low altitude and photographed it, unnoticed by the Americans, in other words hypothetically they destroyed it. Furthermore they did this twice (all the participants in the operation received the president's gratitude for this and the airmen received decorations)" (Kommersant, 12 Jan 02).]
Deputy Commander for Rear Services --- KAIGORODOV, Anatoliy, Maj-Gen; promoted (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 14 Dec 00).

14th Air Force/Air Defense Army [AF Main Staff]
[Stationed in Siberian MD (Interfax 22 Jun 01).
Commander --- DANILOV, Nikolay, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 27 Jun 01).

Danilov, 50, graduated from the Stavropol higher military aircraft pilots college in 1972, Garagin Air Force Academy in 1983 and General Staff Academy in 1994. He went through all main pilot posts starting from senior pilot to deputy air force and air defence army commander. Danilov mastered over 10 types of aircraft, flew over 2,000 hours and was awarded the orders For Military Merits and For Service to Motherland in Soviet Armed Forces (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 27 Jun 01).
[Previous Commander ZELIN, Alexander, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 18 Jan 01). Was transferred to the 4th Air/PVO Army].
16th Air Army [AF Main Staff] [Moscow Air/Air Defense District]
Commander --- RETUNSKIY, Valeriy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 25 Jan 02).

· ["The 16th Army was disbanded in 1998. After its withdrawal from Germany it was transformed into a corps. Now elite air force units will be brought together under its banner. The world-famous aerobatic teams Russkiye Vityazy [Russian Knights], Strizhi [Swifts] and Nebesnyye Gusary [Sky Hussars] have been incorporated in the army." (TV RTR in Russian 1400 GMT 1 Feb 02)]

["The question of re-creating the 16th Air Army was first raised last summer by Army General Anatoliy Kornukov, the then commander in chief of the Air Force. He managed to win support from the leaders of the Defense Ministry and theGeneral Staff, and, as a result, the 16th Army was re-created by edict from President Putin.
"Speaking in Kubinka yesterday, Colonel General Vladimir Mikhaylov, the current commander in chief of the Air Force, stated that the command is pinning particular hope on the 16th Air Army. It should become the main strike force for the Moscow Air Force and Air Defense District and should successfully perform combat missions not only in its main, Western, sector, but also in all "sectors at risk." Apart from this, the transformation of the Russian Air Force's only mixed air corps into an air army is designed to simplify and unify the organizational structure of the Air Force.
"Moreover, General Mikhaylov announced that in the very near future the 16th Army will start to receive new aircraft equipment, including Su-30 multirole fighters. These aircraft will be received first by the "Russian Knights" -- the display team from the 237th Aircraft Display Center, named for famous 16th Army fighter Ivan Kozhedub." (Kommersant, 2 Feb 02)]

37th (Strategic) Air Army [AF Main Staff]
Prior to 1 May 1998 Long-Range Aviation
Commander --- Maj.Gen Pavel Androsov (05.2007)
ex-commander KHVOROV, Igor' Ivanovich, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 27 Dec 02; Kommersant, 25 Aug 03; noted as a Lt-Gen, Voyenno-Promyshlennyy Kuryer, 31 Dec 03).

["Khvorov was born on 8 March 1953 in the town of Belomestnyye Krutshi in Tambov Oblast He completed the Tambov Aviation School in 1975. He began his service in Long-Range Aviation units as the assistant commander of an aircraft. He completed the Air Force Academy on 1986. He has commanded a regiment and division of long-range bombers. He completed the Military Academy of the General Staff (with distinction) in 1999. He was named commanding general of the 37th Air Army of the Supreme High Command in November 2002. He is an honored military pilot, and holds the rating of pilot-sniper. He has more than 4,000 hours of total flying time" (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 7 Mar 03).]
[Previous Commanders:

--- OPARIN, Mikhail Mikhaylovich, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda 5 Nov 97; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 Apr 00).
--- KALUGIN, Igor, Col-Gen Avn (Interfax, 18 Feb 92; Armeyskiy Sbornik, Aug 1996 p 13). KALUGIN: Served as Deputy Commander of Long Range Aviation, rank noted as Lt-Gen Avn. (Krasnaya Zvezda, 28 Jul 90). Rank noted as Col-Gen, (TASS International Service, 17 Feb 92).
--- DEYNEKIN, Petr Stepanovich, Lt-Gen Avn, (Krasnaya Zvezda 23 Jul 89 1st ed p 1.)
22nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Division [37th Air Army]
At Engels Air Base (Kommersant, 18 Apr 00 P 3).
Commander --- Zhikharev, Anatoliy Dmitriyevich, Major-General (Kommersant, 25 Aug 03).

[Photo: MG A. Zhikharev, (Voyenno-promyshlennyy kuryer, 25 Feb 04).

· "Zhikharev was born in 1956 in Kharkiv Oblast. He graduated from the Tambov Higher Military Aviation School in 1978, from the Yu.A. Gagarin Military Aviation Academy in 1988, and from courses of study at the Military Academy of the Russian Federation Armed Forces General Staff in 2003. He has progressed through all the stages of a flying career from navigator to commander of the Red Banner Donbass 22d Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Division, which he took charge of over three years ago. This is one of the two divisions that today constitute the Long-Range Aviation (DA) of the Russian Federation's Air Force." (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 27 Feb 04).

121st Sevastopol Heavy Bomber Guards Regiment
[Tu-160 regiment (Interfax 10 Sep 01).]
Donbass Guards Red Banner Long-Range Aviation Division
o [Tu-160 division based at Engels in Saratov Oblast' (Krasnaya Zvezda, 15 May 98, p 1).]

Tambov Garrison
o [(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 17 May 01)]

51st Air Defence Corps [AF Main Staff]
o [Stationed in the North Caucasus.]

o "В зенитных ракетных полках всего 4 боевых дивизиона С-ЗООПМ со старой, донельзя изношенной техникой. Правда, есть еще пятый дивизион, только он без личного состава, сокращенного в ходе реформирования. . . . На истребители-перехватчики тоже рассчитывать не приходилось: на тот период на аэродроме в Крымске, например, из 38 боевых истребителей Су-27 в строю были лишь три . . . Именно из-за низких возможностей устаревших РЛС корпус мог вести эффективную разведку только на высотах более 2 тыс. М, т.е. Все низколетящие цели оказались вне контроля." (Nezavisimoye Voyennoe Obozrenie, 30 Jan 04).

Commander --- KOMISSAROV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoe Obozrenie, 30 Jan 04).

Deputy Commander for Armaments --- KORBA, Sergey, Col (Nezavisimoye Voyennoe Obozrenie, 30 Jan 04).

61st Air Army [AF Main Staff]
[Previously organized as "Military Transport Aviation"]
Commander --- DENISOV, Viktor, Lt-Gen, (Krasnaya Zvezda, 9 Nov 00). Noted as a Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 12 Feb 02; 24 Jun 02).

---DENISOV: as a Maj-Gen was First Deputy Commander of VTA, (Krasnaya Zvezda 14 Aug 97 p 1).
[Previous Commanders:

---DYRDIN, Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich , Lt-Gen Avn, (Krasnaya Zvezda 14 Aug 97 p 1). DYRDIN, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: "appointed commander of military transport aviation by Russian Federation Presidential Edict No. 829 of 6 August 1997. Born on 4 September 1944 in Orenburg. Balashevskiy Higher Air Force Pilots School (1966), the Gagarin Air Force Academy (1973), and the General Staff Military Academy (1983). Held every pilot rank at regiment and division level. First deputy commander of military transport aviation. Distinguished air force pilot of the Russian Federation. More than 3,000 hours of flying time to his credit and is capable of piloting six different types of aircraft. Awarded the Order of the Red Star, the Order "For Service to the Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces" Grades II and III, the Order "For Military Services," and many medals. Married with two children." (Krasnaya Zvezda 14 Aug 97 p 1).]
--- YEFANOV, Vyacheslav Vasil'yevich, Col-Gen Avn Appointed Sept. 1986. (Moscow TASS International Service in Russian 1840 GMT 26 Mar 92). (Armeyskiy Sbornik Aug 1996 p 13). BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, YEFANOV: born 18 Mar. 1937 in Moscow. Balashov Military Flight School (1958). Served as a pilot, air-craft commander and commander of a MAT regiment. Gagarin Air Force Academy (1968). Moved from deputy squadron commander to commander of a MAT division. General Staff Academy (1979). Honored Military Pilot of the Russian Federation. He has mastered ten types of aircraft, and presently flies the Il-76 and the An-124. Total flight time is 6,000 hours. He had held the post of commander of Military Transport Aviation since August 1986. Deputy Chief of Staff of Military Transport Aviation. Appointed Commander of MAT and member of the Air Force Military Council in Sept. 1986 (Voyeninform Military News Bulletin No 1, Jan 1994 p 9). Awarded the title `Honored Military Pilot of the Russian Federation,' (Krasnaya Zvezda 27 Feb 93 p 2). (Krasnaya Zvezda 16 May 96 p 1).]
Aviation Engineer Service
Deputy Commander of 61st Air Army for Aviation Engineer Service/Chief Engineer of Military Transport Aviation --- PAVLOV, Aleksandr Ivanovich, Major-General, Pavlov (Armeyskiy Sbornik; 1 Oct 02).

Pskov "Berlin" Military Transport Aviation Regiment [61st Air Army]
o [Provides transport for President. (Krasnaya Zvezda 11 Oct 00).]

Migalovo Military Transport Aviation Regiment [61st Air Army]
o [Tver rayon.]

o [The General Staff has ordered a reducation of the regiment's personnel by 50 percent after 1 July 2001 (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 5 Jul 01 ).]

Mginsk Red Banner Transport Aviation Combined Unit [61st Air Army]
o (Krasnaya Zvezda 2 Jun 93 p 1).

Taganrog Air Transport Regiment [61st Air Army]
o [Redeployed from Gyandzha] (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 7 May 92 First Ed p 1).]

610 Training Center [61st Air Army]
o (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 24 January, 2000).

9th Guards Aviation Regiment
o Murmansk region

159th Guards Fighter Regiment [?]
o "Stationed in Karelia since 1992. The unit was moved to the Sovetsk airfield near Petrozavodsk from Poland" (RTR, 11 Apr 02).

445th or 455th Bomber Aviation Regiment [?]
Commander --- SHATALOV, Sergey, ? (NTV Mir, 3 May 02)

Deputy Commander (of squadron ?) --- DOLGIKH, Aleksey, ? (NTV Mir, 3 May 02)

o [-- [Presenter Natalya Zabuzova] Our Voronezh correspondent Olga Chernova has managed to visit a unique regiment. For decades this secret military base has provided the country with unique air force technology. Its graduates have carried out hundreds of extremely complex tests of combat hardware, news of which emerged only today.

[Video shows servicemen in dress uniform parading with flag at air base.]

-- [Correspondent] Few people are familiar with the daily routine of the 445th [As heard - both the flag and a commemorative 49th anniversary certificate shown in the video clearly describe the unit as the "455th Bomber Aviation Regiment"] Aviation Instruction and Research Regiment of Bombers and Reconnaissance Aircraft. Even celebrations marking the [49th] anniversary of the unit's foundation are restricted to a narrow circle of people, together with air force veterans, close friends and relatives. The record of this unique Russian air force regiment includes hundreds of secret operations. The 445th Regiment is regarded as the backbone of the country's frontline bomber force. Here they draw up the main documentation on flying techniques and aerodynamics and test the latest types of armaments and equipment.
[Video shows a map with flight paths of historic flights out of Voronezh marked on it.]

-- [Commander of 445th Bomber Aviation Regiment Sergey Shatalov, captioned] It was us who, for the first time in the history of our aviation, staged an operation in which 10 Su-24M aircraft flew to the Vostok-93, sorry Voskhod-93 exercise. That was in May 1993. This was a unique flight operation which is unlikely to be repeated.
[Video shows a mid-air refuelling operation, a pilot in his cockpit, a darkened cockpit at night, radar screen.]

-- [Correspondent] These unique pictures of the squadron's nonstop flight from Voronezh to the Transbaykal Military District are being shown for the first time. It lasted 12 hours. Four in-flight refuellings were carried out. The 445th Regiment has taken part in fighting in Tajikistan and the two Chechen campaigns. During one year alone of the counterterrorist operation in the North Caucasus the Voronezh pilots carried out over 1,000 combat sorties.
[Video shows aerial footage of hit, accompanied by unmonitorable communications between pilots and controllers and triumphant shouts.]

-- [Deputy Commander of Squadron of 445th Bomber Aviation Regiment Aleksey Dolgikh, captioned] We have destroyed bases and vehicles and created obstructions in the mountains so that nobody can through. Most of our work in the Argun Gorge was on the creation of obstructions. In Groznyy we helped our soldiers. Every sortie is like the first time, you know.
[Video shows a notice listing over 1,100 sorties in the North Caucasus counterterrorist operation and decorations awarded to servicemen between March and April 1995 and between September 1999 and March 2000. Camera then shows a flight planning document.]

-- [Correspondent] This year the ranks of the air force regiment have been swelled by young pilots and navigators. The Defence Ministry has increased the fuel consumption ceiling and the pilots now have the opportunity to perfect their skills in the sky. (NTV Mir, 3 May 02)]

1007th Antiaircraft Missile Regiment
o Stationed in Khelvachauri, Georgia (Novaya Gazeta, 9 Sep 02).

Air Defense Missile Troops [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- GORKOV, Aleksandr, Lt-Gen ((Armeyskiy Sbornik, 1 Apr 01; Krasnaya Zvezda, 14 Nov 02).

O [Previous Chief was DANILKIN, Vladimir, Col-Gen (Promoted to Col-Gen, (Profil, 17 Dec 01). "Данилкин родился в 1946 году. Окончил Ленинградское зенитное артиллерийское техническое училище, Военную академию ПВО Сухопутных войск, высшие академические курсы при Академии Генштаба. Службу проходил в Среднеазиатском, Закавказском и Северо-Кавказском военных округах. В 1994-1996 годах и в 1999-2000 годах участвовал в контртеррористической операции на Северном Кавказе. В сентябре 2000 года назначен начальником ПВО ВС РФ (Profil, 17 Dec 01).]

Combat Training [Air Defense]
Chief --- Tazekhulakhov, Aleksandr, Colonel (Krasnaya Zvezda 21 Nov 03).

Air Defense Armament and Military Equipment, Directorate for Major Overhaul, Rebuilding and Repair of [?]
Chief --- BORISOVSKIY, Sergey Vasilyevich, Col (Armeyskiy Sbornik, 1 Jan 02).

Armaments
(Acting) Chief --- MOROZOV, Dmitiry, Maj-Gen. Acting Chief beginning 15 Mar 02 (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 22 Mar 02).

O [Born 10 Aug 1952 (Nezavisimoye voyennoye obozreniye, 9 Aug 02).]

o "Major General Dmitry Morozov has started acting as Air Force deputy commander and chief of the armament department, a spokesman for the Air Force Staff said on Friday. The current chief of the department, Lieutenant General Yuri Klishin, has taken a vacation after which he will be hospitalized and examined for further transfer to the reserve, the spokesman told Interfax-Military News Agency. Klishin will turn 55 in May. He declined to request extension of his service term. Competent sources in the defense industry told Interfax-AVN that Klishin had been offered a post of advisor in the Rybinskie Motory JS or Sukhoi aircraft corporation. Morozov is deputy chief of the armament department in charge of armament's capital repairs and restoration. He is among Klishin's most likely successors. Also competing for the post are Lieutenant General Yuri TREGUBENKO, head of the Chkalov state flight testing center located in Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan region, and Major General Sergei KOLYADIN, chairman of the Air Force military research committee, the staff spokesman said" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 15 Mar 02)]

o [Previous Chief was KLISHIN, Yuriy, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 17 Jul 00; retired upon reaching mandatory age-limit Kommersant-Vlast, 12 May 03 ).]

Aviation [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- ZELIN, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, Lieutenant-General, appointed (ITAR-TASS, 7 Aug 02; Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 1 Jul 03).

O ["Zelin was born on 6 May 1953 in the city of Perevalska in Voroshilovgrad Oblast. He graduated from the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation Pilot School in 1976, the Yu.A. Gagarin Air Force Academy in 1988, and the Military Academy of the General Staff in 1997. He started to serve in the troops as a pilot in a fighter aviation regiment. Later he went through command-staff positions from regiment to air army. In August 2002 he became chief of aviation, Air Force deputy commander-in-chief for aviation. Before his appointment as deputy commander-in-chief, he commanded the 4th Air Force Air Army and Air Defense Forces [4 VA VVS I PVO]. He has mastered more than ten types of aircraft. He has a total of more than 3,000 flight hours. He has been awarded two orders and ten medals" (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 22 Aug 03).]

o ["Zelin used to command the 14th Air Force and Air Defence Army in the Siberian Military District. Born in 1953, graduated with honours from the Kharkov Pilots' School in 1976, the Gagarin Air Force Academy in 1988 and the General Staff Academy in 1997. He made a career in the Air Force, flew over 10 types of aircraft and has nearly 3,000 hours of flying time" (Interfax, 22 Jun 01). Noted as Commander, 4th Air Army (Interfax 22 Jun 01). Appointed Air Force Chief of Aviation and AF Deputy Commander-in-Chief (ITAR-TASS, 7 Aug 02).]

o [Previous Chief was AKSENOV, Viktor, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 Apr 00).]

Cadres Directorate [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- RULEVSKIY, Yuriy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 6 Mar 01).

Center for Combat Application and Retraining of Air Force Flight Personnel
Chief --- KHARCHEVSKIY, Aleksandr Major-General (VVS Segodnya, 20 Jan 03).

Central Command Post [AF Main Staff]
Chief (Deputy AF Commander for Command and Control) --- ASADULIN, Akhat, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Jun 01; Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 Oct 03).

O ["Asadulin was born in Bashkiriya in 1952. He graduated from the Stavropol higher aircraft college of air defence pilots in 1973, Air Defence Military Academy in 1982 and General Staff Academy in 2001. Asadulin went through all headquarters posts in the regiment to separate army link. He was the deputy chief and on-duty general at the central command post from 1982" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Jun 01).]

Chalovskiy (929th) State Flight Test Center
o [At Akhtyubinsk.

Combat Training Directorate [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- STYTSENKOV, Vladislav, Lt-Gen., Appointed (Krasnaya Zvezda, 25 Jan 02; noted as a Lt-Gen, Krasnaya Zvezda, 21 Nov 03).

O [Previous Chief was BARSUKOV, Arkadiy, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Oct 00; Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, 14 Sep 01).]

Construction, Engineering and Billeting Operations Directorate [AF Main Staff]
o ["The Air Force owns a total of 1,579 military compounds. As many as 1,337 of them are maintained by Air Force Billeting Operations departments and 242 by the billeting operations departments of military districts" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 7 May 01).]

Chief --- CHECHET, Viktor, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda 6 Mar 01; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 05 Dec 03).

Education Directorate [AF Main Staff]
Deputy Chief --- AKSENOV, Yuriy, Col, (Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 Feb 02).

Military Aviation Technical University
o (Военный авиационный технический университет) [125190 г. Москва, ул. Планетная, д. 3а. ]

o ["Специальности: средства радиоэлектронной борьбы; электроника и автоматика физических установок; исследование природных ресурсов аэрокосмическими средствами; техническая эксплуатация летательных аппаратов и двигателей; робототехнические системы авиационного вооружения; техническая эксплуатация авиационных электросистем и пилотажно- навигационных комплексов; метрология и метрологическое обеспечение; программное обеспечение вычислительной техники и автоматизированных систем; техническая эксплуатация транспортного радиооборудования" (Krasnaya Zvezda, 27 Mar 01).]

o [Квалификация - инженер. (mil.ru, 24 Nov 03)]

Chief --- MAKSIMOV, Anatoliy, Maj-Gen (ITAR-TASS, 7 Aug 02).

Deputy Chief --- KUTAKHOV, Vladimir Pavlovich, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 6 Apr 01).

Stavropol Branch of the Military Aviation Technical University

Military University of Air Defense

St. Petersburg Branch of the Military University of Air Defense

Chief --- TROFIMOV, Vladimir, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 11 Feb 03).

Krasnodar Military Aviation Institute
Commander --- DEGTYAREV, Vladimir, Col (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 12 Nov 03).

· "Degtyarev was born in a village of Zavoronezhskoye in the Tambov region on May 22, 1952. In 1973 he graduated from the Chernigov Military Flight College, while in 1987 from the Gagarin Air Force Academy. He mastered 20 types of aircraft, has a total flying time of over 3,000 hours, and is pilot instructor on all aircraft that he mastered. He is also a sniper pilot and an honored military pilot. He has been decorated with the Order of the Red Star, the Order of Valor, and the Order for Service in the Armed Forces third degree, as well as ten medals. Degtyarev succeeded Major General Aleksey Ryabinov, who has been relieved of his duties and assigned to the Air Force commander-in-chief, in the new capacity." (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 12 Nov 03).

Yu. A. Gagarin Branch of the Air Academy

Voronezh Military Aviation-Engineering Institute
Irkutsk Military Aviation-Engineering Institute
Tambov Military Aviation-Engineering Institute
Yaroslavl Air Defense Surface-to-Air Missile Institute
Chelyabinsk Military Aviation Institute for Navigators
Federal Reconnaissance and Air Space Control System

The main command of the Russian Air Force has begun forming Federal Reconnaissance and Air Space Control System "The system should unite the technical and financial capabilities of all agencies that have radar means in a single entity capable of performing all of the tasks in air defense and air traffic control," Air Force Commander-in-Chief Col. Gen. Vladimir Mikhailov told Interfax" (Interfax, 9 Aug 02).

Finance / Economic Directorate [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- ANISIMOV, Nikolay, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 17 Jul 00, also 8 May 01).

Flight Safety Service [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- SOLNTSEV, Sergey, Lt-Gen (ITAR-TASS, 17 Sep 02).


O [Previous Chief --- BAKUSHEV, Anatoliy, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 6 Apr 00).]

Yu. A. Gagarin Air Force Academy [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- BARSUKOV, Arkadiy, Lt-Gen; appointed (Krasnaya Zvezda, 25 Jan 02).

· [BARSUKOV, born in the Paltso village in the Bryansk region on July 11, 1947. Graduated from the Tambov-based Raskova Higher Air Force Pilots School in 1969 and General Staff Academy in 1987. Held posts of all levels in the Air Force from a regular pilot to chief of the Air Force combat training department. Has mastered over 10 types of aircraft and has over 3,000 flight hours. He has flown over 30 combat sorties including in Afghanistan and got three orders and 10 medals. Previous post was as Chief of Air Force Combat Training, (Agentstvo voyennykh novostey, 04 Oct 00; 14 Sep 01; 22 Jan 02).]

Deputy Chief for Science and Training --- NAIDENOV, Ivan, Lt-Gen, promoted (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Dec 00).

Ground Troops' Aviation [Air Force]
["According to a report Izvestiya received from the Russian Ministry of Defense, 'a decision has been made to incorporate the aviation of the Ground Forces in the RF Air Force before 1 November 2002' " (Izvestiya, 3 Sep 02).]

["MOSCOW. Jan 4 (Interfax-AVN) - Army aviation of the Land Forces was reassigned of the Air Force on January 1, 2003" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 4 Jan 03).]


Commander --- ?

· [The previous commander, PAVLOV, Vitaliy, Colonel-General (Russian Public Television ORT 1, 1 Oct 01; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 20 May 02), was asked to resign following the crash of an Mi-26 outside Khankala (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 5 Nov 02).]

Deputy Commander --- IVANOV, Viktor, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 25 Jun 02; 11 Nov 02).).
Deputy Commander for Armaments --- DEMENTYEV, Sergey, Major-General (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 1 Jul 02).
Deputy Chief of the Combat Training Department --- RAILYAN, Aleksandr, Colonel (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 20 May 02).

Ground Troops Aviation Training Center
[In Torzhok, Tver Region," (ITAR-TASS, 19 Sep 02).
Lipetsk Aviation Center [?] [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- KHARCHEVSKIY, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 22 Mar 02; 24 Jun 02).

Medical Service
Chief --- Ramasyuk, Sergey, Maj-Gen. of Medical Service (Krasnaya Zvezda, 16 Jul 03).

Saratov Military Medical Institute (VMI), Dr. of Medical
Chief --- Reshetnikov, Vladimir, Maj-Gen of Medical Service, Professor (Krasnaya Zvezda, 16 Jul 03).

Military Scientific Committee [AF Main Staff]
Chair --- KOLYADIN, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 12 Jan 01).

Rear Services
121st Air Force Aircraft Repair Plant
· Kubinka, Moscow region (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 11 Dec 03).
Special Purpose Command of the Central Air Defense Zone [AF Main Staff]
[Formerly the Moscow Air Defense and Air Force District. The District changed its name to the Special Purpose Command of the Central Air Defense Zone" during 2002 (Interfax, 5 Jan 02; Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 9 Dec 02 ).]
Commander --- SOLOVYEV, Yuriy Vasil'yevich, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 9 Dec 02; 9 Sep 03).

[Previous Commander was VASILIEV, Gennady Borisovich, Col-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 26 Jul 00).]
Chief of Staff --- PLUZHIKOV, Yuriy, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 2 Oct 01).

[Previous Chief of staff was SOLOVYEV, Yuriy, Lt-Gen (Kommersant 09 Jun 01 P 1).
Deputy Commander --- AVDONIN, Valeriy P., Maj-Gen (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Jan 02).

[BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, AVDONIN: "Born on February 1, 1948 in the settlement of Sokol, Dolinsk District, Sakhalin Region, he graduated from the Chernigov Higher School of Military Pilots in 1970 and served as pilot, senior pilot, wing commander, and deputy squadron commander - regiment navigator of an air army in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. After graduating from the Air Force Academy named after Yuriy Gagarin in 1977, he held the posts of squadron commander and deputy regiment commander in the Belarussian Military District, deputy unit commander and unit commander in the Northern Group of Forces, deputy division commander in the Transcaucasian Military District, and division commander in the Carpathian Military District. In 1993 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and was appointed deputy commander of an air army. He was subsequently promoted to head of aviation - head of the aviation section in the aviation directorate of an army of the Air Force and the Air Defence Force, and chief of staff - first deputy aviation head in the Air Force. He was appointed Deputy Commander of the Moscow Air Force and Air Defence Force District by a presidential decree of November 22, 2001" (Voyeninform Military News Agency, 1 Jan 02).]

Deputy Commander for Rear Services --- PENKOV, Ivan, Lt-Gen; promoted (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Dec 00).

16th Air Army [Special Purpose Command]
o [HISTORY: The 16th Air Army was formally reestablished on 31 January 2002, based on a "mixed air corps." "This air army was first set up under Iosif Stalin's orders in August 1942 and fought its way from Stalingrad to Berlin. . . . After the end of the war the 16th Army remained in Germany, where it stayed until 1988. On return to the motherland it lost its status as an army during the Armed Forces cuts and became a mixed air corps. Its pilots successfully performed combat missions in Tajikistan and Chechnya. . . . The question of re-creating the 16th Air Army was first raised last summer by General of the Army Anatoliy Kornukov, then Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force. . . .]

o [MISSION: [Colonel-General Vladimir Mikhaylov, the current commander in chief of the Air Force] "the command is pinning particular hope on the 16th Air Army. It should become the main strike force for the Moscow Air Force and Air Defense District and should successfully perform combat missions not only in its main, Western, sector, but also in all "sectors at risk." Apart from this, the transformation of the Russian Air Force's only mixed air corps into an air army is designed to simplify and unify the organizational structure of the Air Force" (Kommersant, 2 Feb 02).]

o [Presumably, the 16th replaces the former 1st Air Defense Corps.]

Commander --- RETUNSKIY, Valeriy, Lt-Gen (Krasnaya Zvezda, 25 Jan 02).

O [Krasnaya Zvezda also reported on the same day that the Commander was SADOF'EV, Igor, Lt-Gen, and that the 16th was under the Siberian MD (Krasnaya Zvezda, 25 Jan 02).]

1st Air Defense Corps [Special Purpose Command]
Commander --- DUBOVIKOV, Nikolay, Lt-Gen; promoted to Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Dec 00).

5th Air Division [Special Purpose Command]
Commander --- BALAYAN, Oleg, Maj-Gen, promoted (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Dec 00).

Construction Directorate [Special Purpose Command]
[(Krasnaya Zvezda, 24 Apr 01 P 1)]
SAM troops [Special Purpose Command]
Chief --- GORKOV, Alexander, Lt-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 9 Jun 01).

Zakharovo Air Defense Missile Division [Special Purpose Command]
[(Kommersant, 09 Jun 01, P 1)]
Press Service
Chief --- Drobyshevskiy, Aleksandr Col. (RusEnergy - Novosti TEhK, 11 Feb 03).

Project Design Directorate [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- BULLICHEV, Aleksandr, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda, 8 Apr 00, p 2).

Radio-Technical Troops [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- SHRAMCHENKO, Aleksandr V., Lt-Gen (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, No 2, 19 Jan 01).

Chief-of-staff and First Deputy Chief --- ALESHIN, Aleksandr, Maj-Gen, promoted (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 14 Dec 00).

Russian Air Force Grouping in Kyrgyzstan
Scientific-Technical Committee [AF Main Staff]
Head --- KOLYADIN, Sergey, Maj-Gen (Moskovskiy Komsomolets, 26 Jan 01, P 1).

Search and Rescue Service [AF Main Staff]
Chief --- PRONIN, Vladimir, Maj-Gen (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 11 Mar 02).

 

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