Konstantin Sidenko

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Konstantin Semyonovich Sidenko
US Navy 060327-N-4658L-115 Vice Adm. Konstantin Sidenko, presents a Russian Pacific Fleet photo book to USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Dave Welch.jpg
Konstantin Sidenko (right)
Native name Константин Семёнович Сиденко
Born (1953-02-02) February 2, 1953 (age 64)
Khabarovsk, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union,  Russia
Service/branch Soviet Navy, Russian Navy
Years of service 1989-2010
Rank Fleet Admiral
Commands held Russian Pacific Fleet, Russian Navy
Awards Order of Military Merit
Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3rd class

Konstantin Semyonovich Sidenko (Russian: Константин Семёнович Сиденко) is a Russian admiral and a recipient of Order of Military Merit and Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR.


Sidenko was born on February 2, 1953 in Khabarovsk. Sidenko became a student at the Pacific Higher Naval School in 1970. He graduated from Pacific Higher Naval School which was honourably named after S.O. Makarov in 1975. Later on, in 1989, he graduated from the Naval Academy after which he served on the Pacific Fleet as deputy commander in charge of submarines. Five years later he graduated from the Russian Military Academy of the General Staff and became chief of staff for both Submarine Flotilla and of Squadron. He continued with that position through June 2000 when he became commander of the NETF. In April 2002 Sidenko became first deputy commander of the Pacific Fleet itself and in May 2006 became commander of the Baltic Fleet. In December 2007 he was promoted to the commander of the Pacific Fleet and in July 2010 became commander-in-chief of the Eastern Military District. As of December 29, 2010 under Decree of the Russian President Sidenko was appointed as commander at the same place.[1]

He graduated from the Makarov Pacific Higher Naval School (1970–1975), the Supreme Special Officer Classes of the Soviet Navy (1982–1983), the Marshal Grechko Naval Academy (1987–1989), and the General Staff Academy (1992–1994).

He served within a ship's operations department (BCh-3) (1975–1981), senior assistant to the submarine commander (1981–1982), the submarine crew commander, submarine commander(1983–1987), deputy commander (1989–1992), commander (1994–1996) 45th submarine flotilla. During his command of the 45th Submarine flotilla, he was promoted to kontr-admiral (one star) (05.05. 1995). His next post was chief of staff of the 2nd Submarine squadron (11. 1996 -05.1998), Chief of Staff of the 16th submarine task group (05.1998-08.1999), chief of staff (08.1999-06.2000), Commander (06.2000-12.2001) Northeastern Group of Troops and Forces. During his command of the NEGTF, he was promoted to vitze-admiral (two stars) (09.06. 2001. Chief of Staff of the Pacific Fleet (05.12. 2001-06.05.2006), commander of the Baltic Fleet (06.05.2006-06.12.2007) Commander Pacific Fleet (06.12.2007-29.10.2010). He was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 12.06. 2010.

On 29 October 2010, he was named the first deputy commander of the Eastern Military District. He was promoted to Admiral soon after.