Eastern Military District

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Eastern Military District
Восточный военный округ
Great emblem of the Eastern Military District.svg
Emblem of the Eastern Military District
Founded21 October 2010
CountryFlag of Russia.svg Russia
Type Military district
Part of Russian Armed Forces
HeadquartersUlitsa Serysheva 15, Khabarovsk
Decorations
Website Official website
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel General Andrey Kuzmenko. [1]
Insignia
Flag Flag of the Eastern Military District.svg
The Eastern Military District, shown in yellow, on a map of the five Russian military districts. Military districts of Russia 2016.svg
The Eastern Military District, shown in yellow, on a map of the five Russian military districts.

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

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It is one of the five military districts of the Russian Armed Forces, with its jurisdiction within the Far Eastern Federal District 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. [2] 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 11 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. [2]

The district commander may direct all the formations of the Armed Forces within the district's territory, with the exception of the Strategic Rocket Forces and Russian Aerospace Forces. In addition, operational subordination of the formations of the National Guard Troops, the Border Service of the FSB, as well as units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and other ministries and departments performing tasks in the district. [3]

The Eastern Military District is headquartered in Khabarovsk, and its current district commander is Colonel General Rustam Muradov, who has held the position since October 5, 2022. [4]

History

31 July 1918 is considered to be the date of foundation of the predecessor Far Eastern Military District. On this day, regular units of the Red Army defeated the White Army of the White Guards and interventionists in the area of the Kaul Heights, Shmakovka and Spassk. This date is widely celebrated by the military personnel of the Eastern Military District.

On 22 February 2018, at the National Defense Management Center awarded the Eastern Military District a banner as symbols of honor, valor and military glory. [5]

From 11 to 17 September 2018, the Vostok 2018 military exercise took place in the district.

By the end of January 2022, the headquarters of the Eastern Military District reportedly deployed to Belarus against the backdrop of a new flare-up of the crisis over Ukraine. Combat units drawn from the district's 5th Combined Arms Army, 29th Combined Arms Army, 35th Combined Arms Army, 36th Combined Arms Army, 68th Army Corps and the Pacific Fleet's 155th Naval Infantry Brigade were also reported to have deployed to Belarus. [6]

Component units

The Khabarovsk Honour Guard. 2017 Mezhdunarodnomu voenno-muzykal'nomu festivaliu <<Amurskie volny>> 06.jpg
The Khabarovsk Honour Guard.
District Headquarters, 2013 3-e komandovanie VVS i PVO Khabarovsk.JPG
District Headquarters, 2013

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

29th Army (Chita)

5th Combined Arms Army (Ussuriysk)

68th Army Corps (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) [14]

35th Army (Belogorsk)

36th Army (Ulan Ude)

Airborne Troops

Air and Air Defence Forces

Russian Naval Forces

Leadership

Lt Gen. Andrey Kuzmenko Kuz'menko AV.png
Lt Gen. Andrey Kuzmenko

Commanders

Chiefs of Staff - First Deputy Commanders

Deputy Commanders

See also

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