The President has appointed a new head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff

The President has appointed a new head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General StaffIn the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, the chief has changed. Vladimir Zarudnitsky was appointed to the place of the dismissed President Andrei Tretyak. According to the official version, the reason for the resignation was the state of health of Tretyak, but experts do not believe this.


On Monday, President Medvedev signed a decree dismissing Lieutenant General Andrei Tretyak from the post of chief of the Main Operations Directorate (GOU) of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces. In his place was appointed Lieutenant General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, who had previously served as deputy commander of the Southern Military District. The same decree, published on the Kremlin’s website, sent to the reserve the deputy chief of the department of state administration and national security of the General Staff Military Academy, Major General Yevgeny Derbin and the deputy commander of the military transport aviation Major General Valery Shemyakin, and Colonel Dmitry Voloshin was appointed chief of combat training for long-distance, military transport and special aviation - the chief inspector-pilot.

Experts believe that the position of the head of a public educational institution is perhaps more important than the position of chief of the General Staff. “The head of a military educational institution is the brain of the army,” Colonel Anatoly Tsyganok, head of the Center for Military Forecasting, told MN. With the help of the State Educational Institution, the General Staff organizes the planning and management of all troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The head of the military educational institution is responsible for how, if necessary, the army will act in each operational sector. In addition, the Main Operational Directorate organizes the interaction of the Armed Forces with federal executive bodies, as well as with the CSTO Joint Headquarters.

The fact that Tretyak will leave his post, it became known in the summer. In July, the media reported that he, along with the Chief of General Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Ground Forces, Lieutenant-General Sergei Skokov and Head of the Electronic Warfare Directorate of the General Staff Major-General Oleg Ivanov, wrote a report on dismissal. It was asserted that the cause of the demarche was the dissatisfaction of the generals with the ongoing military reform and difficult relations with the chief of the General Staff, Nikolai Makarov.

These reports were refuted by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Defense Nikolai Pankov. Confirming that the generals had indeed filed reports of dismissal, he said that the reasons for this move were more prosaic than the press claimed. According to him, Skokov and Ivanov were offered other positions, but they preferred to leave the ranks of the Armed Forces, and Tretiak decided to quit due to health problems.

“My decision to dismiss from the army is in no way connected with the issues of reforming the Armed Forces, and even more so with some disagreements with the leadership,” he said after some time that the rumors appeared himself.

The statement that health problems caused the Tretyak’s dismissal sounds strange, to say the least, says Anatoly Tsyganok. “Officers, when appointed to higher posts in the General Staff, undergo a thorough examination, since they are expected to serve there for at least five years. In addition, every year the officers undergo medical examinations, ”the expert explained.

Doubt that Tretyak quit for health reasons, and the chief editor of "People's Defense" retired colonel Igor Korotchenko. “Of course, anything happens, but to believe that the general resigned due to illness is difficult,” he said.

According to the expert, it is much more likely that the Tretyak did not want to rotate and leave somewhere from Moscow. A similar opinion is shared by the Gypsies. He recalled that the two generals who had written reports of dismissal at the same time as Tretiak directly connected their decision with their reluctance to serve in another region. “Indeed, what is the point of sending, for example, to the Transbaikalia a person who has served up to the general in the General Staff, albeit for an equivalent position? The senior officers of the General Staff are all the more valuable the longer they have worked in one place, since it only takes a year to fully take over the business of their predecessor, ”said Gypsy.

Experts explain the time lag of several months between the writing of the report by Tretyak and his actual dismissal by technical difficulties that accompany his dismissal from such a significant post. “He had to find a substitute,” believes Tsyganok. In addition, Korotchenko said, there is a tradition: before the dismissal, the generals go to the hospital for a month and a half, where they undergo a full medical examination. “He could spend this time there,” the expert believes.

Curriculum Vitae:
Lieutenant-General Vladimir Borisovich Zarudnitsky was born on 6 in February of 1958 in the city of Abinsk, Krasnodar Territory.
In 1979, he graduated from the Ordzhonikidze Higher All-Arms Command School (Vladikavkaz). In 1989, he graduated from the MV Frunze Military Academy, in 2003, the Military Academy of the General Staff.
He served in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (GSVG).
In 1979-1985 - commander of a platoon, reconnaissance company as part of GSVG.
In 1985-1987 - The chief of intelligence regiment as part of the GSVG.
From 1991 to 1994, the year was chief of staff of a regiment, commander of a regiment in the Far Eastern Military District.
In 1997-1999 - Chief of Staff, commander of a separate motorized rifle brigade in the North Caucasus Military District.
From 2003 to January 2005 commanded the 27-th Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the Volga-Urals Military District.
From January 2005 to February 2007, Vladimir Zarudnitsky was chief of staff - first deputy army commander in the Siberian military district.
From February 2007 to April 2009, Commander of the 36 Army of the Siberian Military District (Ulan-Ude).
In 2009-2011 - Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Moscow Military District.
In March, 2011 was appointed deputy commander of the Southern Military District.
October 3 2011 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky was appointed Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
He has state awards and prizes of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: the medal "70 years of the Armed Forces of the USSR", the medal "50 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945", the medal "For strengthening the military community", the medal "For distinction in military service" I degree, medal "For perfect service" II and III degree, etc.
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  1. svvaulsh
    svvaulsh 5 October 2011 14: 24 New
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    Heraldists, who will explain why they give the medal "50 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945"? Judging by the name, it should be awarded to veterans who fought in the Second World War.
    1. PSih2097 5 October 2011 14: 36 New
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      military personnel and civilian personnel who took part in the fighting on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War in the ranks of the USSR Armed Forces, guerrillas and members of underground organizations operating during the Great Patriotic War in the temporarily occupied territories of the USSR, military personnel and civilian employees who served during the Great Patriotic War World War II in the Armed Forces of the USSR, persons awarded medals "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", "For Victory over Japan", as well as persons holding a certificate for the medal "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War the war of 1941-1945. " either a war veteran certificate;
      home front workers, awarded for the selfless labor during the Great Patriotic War with orders of the USSR, medals "For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", "For Labor Valor", "For Labor Distinction", "For the Defense of Leningrad", " For the defense of Moscow "," For the defense of Odessa "," For the defense of Sevastopol "," For the defense of Stalingrad "," For the defense of Kiev "," For the defense of the Caucasus "," For the defense of the Soviet Arctic ", as well as persons bearing the sign" Resident siege of Leningrad "or a certificate for the medal" For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 ";
      persons who have worked for at least six months from June 22, 1941 to May 9, 1945, excluding the period of work in the territories temporarily occupied by the enemy;
      former juvenile prisoners of concentration camps, ghettos and other places of forced detention created by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War.
      1. svvaulsh
        svvaulsh 5 October 2011 14: 47 New
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        So what category does Comrade General Vladimir Zarudnitsky awarded with this medal fall into?
    2. vlbelugin 5 October 2011 18: 12 New
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      Anniversary medal.
  2. LESHA pancake
    LESHA pancake 5 October 2011 14: 42 New
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    SHORTLY CLEANED THE GENERAL STAFF FROM UNPLEASANT PEOPLE.
    1. Vadivak 5 October 2011 22: 06 New
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      Back in July, newspapers reported that three key figures in the command of the Armed Forces had written resignations. And now, now Medvedev fired them.

      The day before, President Dmitry Medvedev dismissed the last of the three generals whose press predicted last summer, assuring that these military leaders had come into conflict with the army because of dissatisfaction with military reform.

      The head of state, by his decree, dismissed and dismissed the head of the Main Operational Directorate - Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Andrei Tretyak from military service. The place of the Tretyak was taken by Lieutenant General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, who had previously held the post of deputy commander of the troops of the Southern Military District, RIA Novosti reports.

      Back in July, newspapers reported that three key figures in the command of the Armed Forces had written resignations. The dismissal reports on the table to the Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov, then, together with Tretyak, were put by the chief of staff of the Ground Forces Sergei Skokov, the head of the Directorate of Electronic Warfare of the General Staff Oleg Ivanov, recalls "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
  3. Patriot
    Patriot 5 October 2011 17: 04 New
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    LESHA pancake
    SHORTLY CLEANED THE GENERAL STAFF FROM UNPLEASANT PEOPLE.

    And, probably, silent oopolises came to power. Which will be the army issues entogo place.
  4. vlbelugin 5 October 2011 18: 20 New
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    Strange choice. I do not know the business qualities of this general, but we were left without "brains."
    While he moves in, and it will be difficult for him, God forbid that nothing would happen.
    Not a day having served in the General Staff at once for such a responsible position.
    The deputy commander of the district is not that scale.
    Staffers of such a level as the head of GOU are grown for years.
  5. aleksandr55
    aleksandr55 5 October 2011 18: 24 New
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    A strange justification for dismissals. In general, who can call a position equivalent to an deputy of the National High School in any district?
  6. APASUS 5 October 2011 18: 33 New
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    Quote: svvaulsh
    Heraldists, who will explain why they give the medal "50 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945"? Judging by the name, it should be awarded to veterans who fought in the Second World War.

    This is a bonus to the shoulder straps of the lieutenant general!
  7. Siberian
    Siberian 5 October 2011 20: 38 New
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    I know this person from my service in the Siberian Military District (Novosibirsk). One of the few generals about whom you can say "sensible commander", without gentry. And experience is a business. Tretyak, too, was not a lieutenant in the General Staff. He was a good army chief of staff.
  8. Volkhov
    Volkhov 5 October 2011 23: 05 New
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    The eyes of a person are at an impasse - you cannot refuse, you cannot win, you cannot tell.
    1. zczczc
      zczczc 6 October 2011 01: 12 New
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      Read my thoughts! :)
      If I don’t know a person, I look in the eye. And he saw about the same thing. The feeling is as if he had been cut off for takeoff long ago.