Russia’s ten combined arms armies have new commanders (with one exception) since they were noted here in 2011.
In the first half of last year, General-Major Gurulev in the Southern MD’s 58th Army was investigated for “abetting” a crime by a former superior, Nikolay Pereslegin. In 2005, Pereslegin reportedly “exceeded his authority” by using the labor of two soldiers while attending the GSA in Moscow — colloquially known as a “soldier slavery” case in Russian media. For his part, Gurulev is suspected of covering the soldiers’ absence and Pereslegin’s tracks with paperwork. Not clear where the case stands, but Gurulev remains in command of the 58th.
Most previous army commanders moved to deputy MD commander slots.
Here’s an updated map of Russia’s armies.
|Army||Headquarters||MD / OSK||Commander|
|6th CAA||Agalatovo||Western||General-Major Sergey Kuralenko|
|20th CAA||Nizhnyy Novgorod||Western||General-Major Aleksandr Lapin|
|49th CAA||Stavropol||Southern||General-Major Sergey Sevryukov|
|58th CAA||Vladikavkaz||Southern||General-Major Andrey Gurulev|
|2nd CAA||Samara||Central||General-Major Igor Seritskiy|
|41st CAA||Novosibirsk||Central||General-Major Khasan Kaloyev|
|36th CAA||Ulan-Ude||Eastern||General-Major Mikhail Teplinskiy|
|29th CAA||Chita||Eastern||General-Lieutenant Aleksandr Romanchuk|
|35th CAA||Belogorsk||Eastern||General-Lieutenant Sergey Solomatin|
|5th CAA||Ussuriysk||Eastern||General-Major Aleksey Salmin|