Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov

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Andrey Borovykh
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General of the Army, Vladimir Mikhailov in 2005
Born October 6, 1943
Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Service/branch Flag of the Air Force of the Russian Federation.svg Russian Air Force
Years of service 1941—1993
Rank RAF AF F9GenArmy 2010h.png General of the Army (OF-9)
Commands held Russian Air Force
Battles/wars First Chechen War 1994-195
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Крест Михаила Тверского.png

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General of the Army Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov (Russian: Владимир Серге́евич Михайлов; born October 6, 1943) is a former commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force.[1]

Commander-in-Chief since 21 January 2002.

Born in Kudinovo, Moscow oblast, Vladimir Mikhailov was educated at a local Machinery vocational school (1962), Yeysk Higher School of Pilots (gold degree, 1966), in 1966-1975 served in Taganrog-based air force regiment, extramural courses at Gagarin Air Force Academy(1975).

Throughout his Air Force career he served at numerous position including Dean of Borisoglebsk Air Force School of Pilots (from 1980 to 1985), deputy and first deputy commander Air Force Moscow Military District (1985–1989).

In 1991, he earned a degree at the General Staff Academy and was assigned to North Caucasus Military District as Air Force component commander, Air army commander.

In 1998, he assumed the office as deputy Air Force Commander-in-Chief.

In 2002 he was promoted to the post of the commander in chief of the Russian Air Force. He has the title Hero of the Russian Federation. On May 9, 2007 Mikhaylov resigned from office due to his age.

Orders and decorations[edit]

Among numerous orders and decorations General of the Army Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov was awarded with:


Military offices
Preceded by
Anatoly Kornukov
Commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
Aleksandr Zelin