: Colonel General Valery GERASIMOV
, Moscow Military District
, Commander since February 2009. He was born on September 8, 1955 in Kazan, Tatar ASSR (now – the Republic of Tatarstan). In 1977 graduated from Higher tank command school, Kazan and served in the troops as the commander of tank platoon, company, battalion in the Northern Group of Forces, as chief of staff - deputy commander of battalion, battalion commander in the Far-Eastern Military District (FEMD). After finishing in 1987 the Military academy of Armed Forces served as chief of staff – deputy commander of tank regiment, commander of tank regiment, chief of staff – deputy commander of motorized rifle division in the Baltic Military District. In 1993 he was appointed as the commander of motorized rifle division in the North Western Group of Forces. After finishing in 1997 the Military academy of General Staff of the RF AF he was assigned the First Deputy Army Commander in the Moscow Military District (MMD). From 1998 served in the posts of the First Deputy Army Commander, Chief Of Staff – First Deputy Army Commander, and from February 2001 – Army Commander in the North-Caucasian Military District. Since March 2003 – Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the Far-Eastern Military District. In April 2005 he was appointed as the Chief of the Main Directorate of Combat Training and Troop Service of the RF Armed Forces. From December 2006 – Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the North-Caucasian Military District. In December 2007 GERASIMOV was appointed as Leningrad Military Distric Commander according to the President’s Decree. Colonel General Valery GERASIMOV was delegated the power and responsibilities of Moscow Military Distric Commander according to the President’s Decree on February 5, 2009.