Military districts of Russia

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Military districts of Russia since 2016.

The military districts of Russia are a system of military districts in Russia that serve as administrative divisions for the Russian Armed Forces. Each district features a geographical territory based on Russia's federal subjects, and a headquarters administering the military formations based in the respective territory.

There are currently five military districts in Russia: four regular military districts (Western Military District, Central Military District, Eastern Military District, Southern Military District) and one military command (Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command).

List of military districts

1998-07-27

Military districts of Russia according to Decree of the President of Russia № 900 on 27 July, 1998.[1]

2001-09-01

Military districts of Russia in 2001—2010

Volga Military District and Urals Military District was merged into the Volga-Urals Military District according to Decree of the President of Russia № 337с on 24 March, 2001.[2]

Decree of the President of Russia № 1764 (12 December 2008)[3] changed names of regions after federal subjects mergers.

2010-09-01

Military districts of Russia as of 2010-09-01

Leningrad Military District, Moscow Military District and Kaliningrad Special Region were merged to form the Western Military District.

2010-12-01

Military districts of Russia as of 2010-12-01

Since 1 December 2010, all military districts except the Western Military District had been replaced by three larger districts, based on recommendations of the 2008 Russian military reforms. The Central Military District was formed from a merger of the Volga-Urals Military District and most of the Siberian Military District, with the remainder (Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai) transferred to the Far East Military District to form the Eastern Military District. The North Caucasus Military District was replaced with the Southern Military District. The reform was according to Decree of the President of Russia № 1144 on 20 September 2010.[4][5]

2014-04-02

Military districts of Russia as of 2014-04-02

The Southern Military District was enlarged to include disputed territories of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol following the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea.

2014-12-15

Military districts of Russia as of 2016

On December 15 2014, the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy was removed from Western Military District and the boundaries of it jurisdiction were expanded to form the Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command. The new military command included Murmansk Oblast, Arkhangelsk Oblast, and numerous Russian islands in the Arctic Ocean.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
  2. ^ http://graph.document.kremlin.ru/page.aspx?681155[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://graph.document.kremlin.ru/page.aspx?990422[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order on reform of military administrative division of the Russian Federation and establishment of new military districts
  5. ^ http://graph.document.kremlin.ru/page.aspx?1298267[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://structure.mil.ru/structure/okruga/north/history.htm

See also

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