Ministry of Defence (Russia)

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The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (Министерство обороны Российской Федерации, Минобороны России, informally abbreviated as МО, МО РФ or Minoboron) is the governing body of the Russian Armed Forces.wikipedia
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Russian Armed Forces

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The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (Министерство обороны Российской Федерации, Минобороны России, informally abbreviated as МО, МО РФ or Minoboron) is the governing body of the Russian Armed Forces.
On 7 May 1992, Boris Yeltsin signed a presidential decree establishing the Russian Ministry of Defence and placing all Soviet Armed Forces troops on the territory of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic under Russian control.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

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The General Staff executes the president's and the defence minister's instructions and orders.
It is the central organ of the Armed Forces Administration and oversees operational management of the armed forces under the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Main Building of the Ministry of Defense (Russia)

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The main building of the ministry, built in the 1940s, is located on Arbatskaya Square, near Arbat Street.
The Main Building of the Russian Defense Ministry is the headquarters of the Russian Ministry of Defense, located in Moscow, Russia.

National Defense Management Center

The National Defense Management Center
The supreme body responsible for the Ministry's management and supervision of the Armed Forces is The National Defense Management Center located on Frunze Naberezhnaya and responsible for the centralization of the Armed Forces' command.
The National Defense Management Center, also known as National Defense Control Center (NDCC) (Национальный центр управления обороной РФ, Natsional'nyi tsentr upravleniya oboronoi RF) is the supreme command and control center of the Russian Ministry of defense and the Russian Armed Forces.

Pavel Grachev

Pavel Grachov
In May 1992, President of Russia Boris Yeltsin appointed General of the Army Pavel Grachev to the post of Minister of Defence.
Pavel Sergeyevich Grachev (Па́вел Серге́евич Грачё́в; 1 January 1948 – 23 September 2012), sometimes transliterated as Grachov, was a Russian Army General and the Defence Minister of the Russian Federation from 1992 to 1996; in 1988 he was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union gold star.

Security Council of Russia

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In March 2001, Sergei Ivanov, previously secretary of the Security Council of Russia was appointed defence minister by President Vladimir Putin, becoming Russia's first non-uniformed civilian defence minister.

Anatoliy Serdyukov

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Perhaps the first 'real' non-uniformed Defence Minister was Anatoliy Serdyukov, appointed in February 2007.
Anatoliy Eduardovich Serdyukov (Анатолий Эдуардович Сердюко́в; born 8 January 1962) is a Russian politician and businessman who was the Minister of Defense of Russia from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012.

Sergey Shoygu

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The current Russian Minister of Defence is Sergey Shoygu. * Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation – General of the Army Sergei Shoigu (since 6 November 2012)
Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu (Серге́й Кужуге́тович Шойгу́, ; born 21 May 1955) is a Russian politician and General of the Army who has served as Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the CIS since 2012.

Sergey Sokolov (marshal)

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The Marshals alive at that time were Viktor Kulikov, Vasily Petrov, Sergei Sokolov, a former Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union, and Dmitri Yazov.
From 1992, Sokolov was an advisor to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Federal Security Service

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What Putin did not emphasise was Ivanov's long service within the KGB and FSB and his then rank of General-Lieutenant within the FSB.
In addition, The Federal Agency of Government Communication and Information (FAPSI) was abolished, and the FSB was granted a major part of its functions, while other parts went to the Ministry of Defense.

Ruslan Tsalikov

Ruslan Khadzhismelovich Tsalikov is a Russian First Deputy Minister of Defence and Order of Honour recipient.

Army general (Russia)

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* Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation – General of the Army Sergei Shoigu (since 6 November 2012)
On appointment as Defense Minister on 7 May 1992, Pavel Grachev was the first officer to be promoted to this rank.

Valery Gerasimov

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Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov (born 8 September 1955) is a Russian General, the current Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, and first Deputy Defence Minister, replacing Nikolay Makarov.

Tatiana Shevtsova

Tatiana Shevtsova (Татьяна Шевцова born 1969) is a Russian Deputy Minister of Defence and Order of Honour recipient.

Yuriy Sadovenko

Yuriy Eduardovich Sadovenko is a Russian Deputy Minister of Defence and recipient of Order of Military Merit and Medal of Suvorov.

Main Military Medical Directorate (Russia)

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The Main Military Medical Directorate, also known as Main Agency for Military Medicine is the specialist corps in the Russian Ministry of defense and Russia's Armed Forces which provides medical services to all Army personnel and their families, in war and in peace.

Military Police (Russia)

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The Military Police of Russia (Russian: Военная полиция России, Voennaya politsiya or VP) is the uniformed law enforcement branch of the Russian Armed Forces, which is known by the official name of Main Directorate of the Military Police, and it is operated by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Alexander Fomin

Alexander Vasilyevich Fomin (Александр Васильевич Фомин, born May 25, 1959) is the Russian Deputy Minister of Defence.

12th Chief Directorate

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The 12th Chief (or "Main") Directorate of the Ministry of Defense (12 GU MO) of the former USSR and of the modern Russian Federation (Russian: 12 Главное Управление Министерства Обороны СССР/РФ is a department within the Russian (ex-Soviet) Ministry of Defense.

Russian Air Force

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The modern Russian Air Force was originally established on 7 May 1992 following Boris Yeltsin's creation of the Ministry of Defence; however, the Russian Federation's air force can trace its lineage and traditions back to the Imperial Russian Air Service (1912–1917) and the Soviet Air Forces (1918–1991).

First Chechen War

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At least partly for that reason, Yeltsin retained his defence minister despite intense criticism of Grachev's management of the First Chechen War and the Russian military establishment in general.
On several occasions, Ingush president Ruslan Aushev protested incursions by Russian soldiers and even threatened to sue the Russian Ministry of Defence for damages inflicted, recalling how the federal forces previously assisted in the expulsion of the Ingush population from North Ossetia.

Arbat Street

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The main building of the ministry, built in the 1940s, is located on Arbatskaya Square, near Arbat Street.
This happened at the same time as the construction of a new Ministry of Defence building on Arbatskaya Square, which required a great number of communications, pipes and wires to be laid beneath the Arbat.

Yunus-bek Yevkurov

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He was appointed as a Deputy Defence Minister by President Putin on 8 July.

Central Archives of the Russian Ministry of Defence

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As a departmental archive of Russia, it stores documents of different staffs and offices, associations and formations, units, institutions and military academies of the Soviet Defence Ministry from 1941 until the end of the 1980s.

Russian Ground Forces

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The Ministry of Defence newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda published a reform plan on 21 July 1992.