Eastern Military District

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Eastern Military District
Восточный военный округ
VVO Russia medium emblem.svg
Emblem of the Eastern Military District
Founded October 21, 2010
Country  Russian Federation
Type Military district
Part of Banner of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (obverse).svg Russian Armed Forces
Headquarters Serysheva 15, Khabarovsk
Decorations Order of the Red Banner
Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov

The Eastern Military District (Russian: Восточный военный округ) is one of the four operational strategic commands of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The district was formed in Presidential Decree №1144 signed on September 20, 2010.[1] It absorbed the territories of the former Far East Military District and part of the former Siberian Military District with headquarters at Khabarovsk.

Eastern Military District HQ, Khabarovsk

The federal subjects that are part of the district include Buryatia, the Sakha Republic, the Zabaykalsky Krai, the Kamchatka Krai, the Primorsky Krai, the Khabarovsk Krai, the Amur Oblast, the Magadan Oblast, the Sakhalin Oblast, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.[1]

Colonel General Sergey Surovikin commanded the district from October 2013.[2] He was transferred to command the Russian Aerospace Forces on 22 November 2017, and replaced by Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov, formerly the deputy Chief of the General Staff.[3]

District forces[edit]

This listing of formation and units is not complete. A Command, control, and communications (C3) brigade is synonymous with a headquarters brigade.

  • 104th Cluj Headquarters Brigade in Khabarovsk
  • 106th Communications Brigade (Territorial), Dalnerechensk
  • 14th Independent Guards Baranovichi Red Banner Order of the Red Star Engineering Brigade in Vyatka
  • 17th Independent Electronic Warfare Brigade in Khabarovsk
  • 7th Independent Red Banner Railway Brigade in Komsomolsk-on-Amur
  • 50th Independent Railway Brigade in Svobodny
  • 118th Independent Pontoon-Bridge Railway Battalion in Khabarovsk
  • 392nd Pacific Red Banner Order of Kutuzov District Training Center for Junior Specialists (Motor Rifle Troops) in Khabarovsk
  • 212th Guards Vienna Orders of Lenin and Kutuzov District Training Center for Junior Specialists (Tank Troops) in Chita, Voyenygorodok Peschanka - established 3 October 1987 from previous 49th Tank Training Division[4]
  • 51st Training Detachment of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok
  • 7th Regional Training Center for NCOs in Knyaz-Volkonskoye

29th Army in Chita

5th Red Banner Army in Primorie, Ussuriysk

68th Army Corps in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk[8]

35th Army in Belogorsk

36th Army in Ulan Ude

Air and Air Defence Forces[edit]

Russian Navy Forces[edit]


  1. ^ a b Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 20 сентября 2010 года № 1144 «О военно-административном делении Российской Федерации» Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Суровикин Сергей Владимирович" [Surovikhin Sergey Vladimirovich]. structure.mil.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  3. ^ Pinchuk, Alexander; Khudoleyev, Viktor (29 November 2017). "Штандарты в надёжных руках" [Standards in Safe Hands]. Krasnaya Zvezda (in Russian). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Holm, Michael. "49th Training Tank Division". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  5. ^ "38th Guards Motorised Rifle Division". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  6. ^ Russian Soldier from the 200th Brigade Disclosed his Unit's Position in Syria, 7 March 2016, and Holm, 200th Artillery Brigade of High Power
  7. ^ Holm, Michael. "20th Guards Missile Brigade". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  8. ^ Mukhin, Oleg (3 February 2017). "20-я армия нашла командующего на Сахалине" [20th Army finds commander on Sakhalin]. Kommersant (in Russian). Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "23rd Missile Brigade". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Galeotti, Mark (2017). The Modern Russian Army 1992–2016. Elite 217. Oxford: Osprey. ISBN 978-1-47281-908-6.  - page 31 has a district order of battle