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 Ulitsa Serysheva 15, Khabarovsk
Decorations Order of the Red Banner
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov

The Eastern Military District (Russian: Восточный военный округ) is a military district of Russia.

It is one of the five military districts of the Russian Armed Forces, with its jurisdiction primarily within the Russian Far East region of the country. The Eastern Military District was created as part of the 2008 military reforms, and founded by Presidential Decree №1144 signed on September 20, 2010, to replace the Far East Military District with the addition of the Transbaikal section of the Siberian Military District.[1] The district began operation on October 21, 2010, under the command of Admiral Konstantin Sidenko.

The Eastern Military District is the second largest military district in Russia by geographic size at 7,000,000 square kilometers (2,700,000 sq mi). The district contains 12 federal subjects of Russia: Amur Oblast, Buryatia, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Kamchatka Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Magadan Oblast, Primorsky Krai, Sakha Republic, Sakhalin Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai.[1]

The Eastern Military District is headquartered in Khabarovsk, and its current district commander is Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov, who has held the position since November 2017.

Component units[edit]

The Khabarovsk Honour Guard.

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 (Khabarovsk)
  • Honour Guard Company of the Khabarovsk Garrison (formed 14 December 1971 and is led by Lieutenant Colonel Dmitri Zielinski)[2][3]
  • 106th Communications Brigade (Territorial) (Dalnerechensk)
  • 14th Independent Guards Baranovichi Red Banner Order of the Red Star Engineering Brigade (Vyatka, Khabarovsk Krai)
  • 17th Independent Electronic Warfare Brigade (Khabarovsk)
  • 7th Independent Red Banner Railway Brigade (Komsomolsk-on-Amur)
  • 50th Independent Railway Brigade (Svobodny)
  • 118th Independent Pontoon-Bridge Railway Battalion (Khabarovsk)
  • 392nd Pacific Red Banner Order of Kutuzov District Training Center for Junior Specialists (Motor Rifle Troops) (Khabarovsk)
  • 212th Guards Vienna Orders of Lenin and Kutuzov District Training Center for Junior Specialists (Tank Troops) (Chita)[4]
  • 51st Training Detachment of the Pacific Fleet (Vladivostok)
  • 7th Regional Training Center for NCOs (Knyaz-Volkonskoye, Khabarovsk Krai)

29th Army (Chita)

5th Red Banner Army (Ussuriysk)

68th Army Corps (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)[8]

35th Army (Belogorsk)

36th Army (Ulan Ude)

Air and Air Defence Forces[edit]

Russian Navy Forces[edit]

List of Commanders of the Eastern Military District[edit]

References[edit]

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