Eastern Military District

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Eastern Military District
Восточный военный округ
VVO Russia medium emblem.svg
Emblem of the Eastern Military District
FoundedOctober 21, 2010
Country Russian Federation
TypeMilitary district
Part ofBanner of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (obverse).svg Russian Armed Forces
HeadquartersUlitsa Serysheva 15, Khabarovsk
DecorationsOrder of the Red Banner
Order of Lenin
Order of Suvorov
Lieutenant General Gennady Zhidko

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 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.[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 Lieutenant General Gennady Zhidko, who has held the position since November 2018.

Component units[edit]

The Khabarovsk Honour Guard.
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 Red Banner Army (Ussuriysk)

68th Army Corps (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)[9]

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]


  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. ^ "Рота почетного караула | Лучшее в Хабаровске". www.bestmagazine.ru. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Законодательство Хабаровского края: Постановление Администрации города Хабаровска от 09.10.2015 N 3490". mbpolyakov.ru. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  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. ^ "В Приморье появилась новая мотострелковая дивизия". regnum.ru. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  8. ^ Holm, Michael. "20th Guards Missile Brigade". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "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

External link[edit]

Media related to Eastern Military District at Wikimedia Commons