Western Military District
|Western Military District
Западный военный округ
Headquarters of the Western Military District in the General Staff Building in St. Petersburg
|Founded||October 20, 2010|
|Country||Russian Federation (October 20, 2010 - present)|
|Part of||Armed Forces of the Russian Federation|
Order of Lenin
|Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov|
Western Military District (Russian: Западный 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. The district includes the Baltic Fleet and the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.
The district controls the 6th and 20th Guards Armies, formations and units of the Russian Airborne Troops (including the 76th Air Assault Division), and Baltic Fleet coastal defence units under Fleet HQ in Kaliningrad, as well as the 1st Air and Air Defence Forces Command of the Russian Air Force. It is headquartered in Saint Petersburg's General Staff Building on the north end of Palace Square.
List of Commanders from 2010
2010 (acting) Colonel General Valery Gerasimov
2010-2012 Colonel General Arkady Bakhin
2012-present Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov