The Story about Baluevsky, Makarov, Gerasimov

The Story about Baluevsky, Makarov, Gerasimov


A movement continued around the dismissal of a journalist who wrote a review on an interview with the Russian defense minister. This journalist was fired.

Radio doggies have changed tactics. Some of them  started just laughing at democracy.

They did not report anything about the dismissal of the journalist.

Some radio listener made a phone call to  the “question and answer” radio program and asked what the radio host was thinking about the very fact of the dismissal of the journalist.

The host expressed himself in the sense that he is for criticism. He supports criticism and journalism. He is for a criticizing in adress of everyone, without any difference.

From the presidents of the great Western powers, up to himself (the radio host). But he is against an intellectually weak criticism.

In the article of the dismissed jounalist "the figures of the chiefs of the General Staff - Yuri Baluyevsky, Nikolay Makarov, Valery Gerasimov" were mentioned.

The dismissed journalist wrote nothing about these people, except the very surnames.

Mark Aldanov, in the historical investigation-study “Moltke the Younger”, wrote about Moltke Sr., Schlieffen, and about Moltke Jr., von Falkenhayn. Even names of Joffre, P;tain, de Castelnau, Gallieni and Foch were mentioned.

That is, Mark Aldenov wrote about, at least, about four. And the journalist wrote about three.

But could this be the reason for the dismissal?

Mark Aldanov built his investigation on the analysis of letters from Moltke the Younger to his wife. Those letters Moltke the Younger wrote for period of 40 years.

Of course, the dismissed journalist did not have any personal letters written by Yuri Baluyevsky, Nikolai Makarov, Valery Gerasimov. But there are the Wikipedia and her information at the disposal of a modern person.

Moreover, one of the listeners asked the radio host of the “question-answer” program about a sailor cap (he did not ask about a ribbons). The radio host recommended to read the Wikipedia.

What does Wikipedia write?

“YURY NIKOLAYEVICH BALUYEVSKY (born January 9, 1947, Truskavets, the Lviv oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Soviet and Russian military leader. Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation (2004-2008). Army General (2005).

Born in the city of Truskavets, the Lviv oblast, in a military family. Since 1953, the family lived in the Vologda oblast. He graduated from high school in the Kirillov (town) in 1965. Since 1965, he worked at the Kovarzinskaya secondary school in the Vologda Oblast as a teacher of physical education and drawing.

In the Armed Forces - since August 1966. He graduated from the Leningrad Higher Combined Arms Command School named after S. M. Kirov [Ленинградское высшее общевойсковое командное училище имени С. М. Кирова] (1966-1970), the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze (1977-1980), the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces named after K. E. Voroshilov with a gold medal (1988— 1990).

Since 1970, he served as commander of a motorized rifle platoon and since May 1971, as commander of a motorized rifle company in the heavy tank division of the 28th combined arms army of the Belarusian military district. Then he served as an officer in the operational department of the army headquarters in the Belarusian military district (1972-1974); senior officer of the operational department of the army headquarters in the Group of Soviet Forces in the GDR (1974-1977), senior officer of the 1st department of the Operations Directorate of the Headquarters of the Leningrad Military District (1980-1982), senior officer-operator of the Operations Directorate of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (1982-1988), the head of the group there, an officer for special assignments under the Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR, Colonel General V. A. Achalov (12.1990-05.1991), general for special assignments under the Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR (05.1 991-09.1991), deputy chief of direction (10.1991-08.1992), head of direction (08.1992-01.1993) of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, chief of staff - 1st deputy commander of the Group of Russian Forces in the Caucasus (01.1993-06.1995). In his last posts, he oversaw the actions of Russian troops in the localization of the Georgian-Abkhaz war of 1992-1993 and the Ossetian-Ingush conflict in the autumn of 1993. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

Since June 1995 - Head of the Operations Directorate - Deputy Head of the Main Operations Directorate (06.1995-08.1997), Head of the Main Operations Directorate (08.1997-27.07.2001), First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (08.1997-19.07.2004). In June 1999, he supported the idea and took part in ensuring the march of the Russian paratroopers on Pristina. In these positions, he took an active part in negotiations with NATO senior leadership, culminating in the signing of the 2002 Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

On July 19, 2004, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, he was appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. He was actively developing reform of the Armed Forces (most of his proposals were not implemented), in the field of international security, he was in favor of taking adequate measures against deploying the US missile defense system in Europe and Russia's readiness to launch a preventive nuclear strike. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

From September 2004 to June 2008, he was simultaneously a member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, and from June 2005 to July 2006, he was the chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

In December 2006, President of Russia V.V. Putin extended the term of service to General Yu. N. Baluevsky by three years by decree. However, on June 3, 2008, Baluyevsky was relieved of his post of chief of the General Staff and on the same day was appointed deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. He was replaced by General of the Army N. Makarov. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

On January 9, 2012, he was relieved of his post as Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

He was one of the active opponents of the military reform in Russia, carried out by the team of Serdyukov until 2012. The massive introduction of commercial structures into the army, against which Yu. Baluevsky actively opposed, led to colossal .... [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia - with some reductions]

Member of the Board of Directors of Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern since July 2005. At present - Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. ” [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

“Traditionally thought of as a commanding officer with good strategic planning skills, Baluyevsky expressed strong criticism over some controversial issues in Russia's military policy, including the relocation of the Navy Headquarters from Moscow to St. Petersburg and the role and place of the General Staff in the management of the Russian military. The Chief of General Staff said in a public forum that the move was unnecessary.”

“In explaining Russia's rationale, General Yuri Baluyevsky, the Russian Deputy Chief of Staff said at a press conference in June 2002, "Iran does have nuclear weapons. These are non-strategic nuclear weapons. I mean these are not ICBMs with a range of more than 5,500 kilometers... As for the danger of Iran's attack on the United States, the danger is zero." General Baluyevsky's extraordinary briefing implied that Iran had acquired its fissile material from another source so there was no reason for Russia not to complete the nuclear reactor at Bushehr. He concluded "This co-operation will continue." ”

“He was succeeded by General of the Army Nikolai Makarov, former Chief of Armaments & Deputy Minister of Defense.”

“NIKOLAY YEGOROVICH MAKAROV (b. October 7, 1949, p. Glebovo, Rybnovsky district, Ryazan oblast, RSFSR, USSR) - Soviet and Russian military leader. Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation (2008-2012). Army General (2005), Hero of the Russian Federation (2012).

From a family of "soviet employees (workers)". Since 1950, the family lived in Moscow. In 1967 he graduated from secondary school No. 571 of Moscow.

In the Armed Forces of the USSR since August 1967.

In 1967-1971 - cadet of the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School named after the Supreme Council of the RSFSR. He graduated with a gold medal.

In 1971-1974 - commander of a motorized rifle platoon of the 68th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 27th Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the 1st Guards Tank Army, commander of a motorized rifle platoon of the 202th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 6th Guards Tank Division in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, from May 1974 - commander of a motorized rifle company, from September 1975 - commander of a motorized rifle battalion in the same place. ” [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

In 1976-1979 - student of the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze. He graduated with a gold medal.

In 1979-1991 - chief of staff - deputy commander of the Guards Motor Rifle Regiment, from November 1980 - commander of this regiment in the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Trans-Baikal Military District, from December 1981 - chief of staff - Deputy Commander of the Guards Motor Rifle Division, then commander 52 -th motorized infantry division and the 198th motorized infantry division in the same district. Major General (05/06/1989).

In 1991-1993, he attended the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He graduated with a gold medal.

Since August 1993 - Chief of Staff of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in Tajikistan and the Joint Group of Russian Forces in the Republic of Tajikistan; participated in the localization of the civil war in Tajikistan.

Since December 1993 - Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the 11th Guards Army (combined arms) (Kaliningrad).

Since March 1996 - commander of the 2nd Guards Tank Army of the Volga Military District (Samara).

From January 1998 - September 1999 - commander of the land and coastal forces - deputy commander of the Baltic Fleet for land and coastal troops (Kaliningrad).

September 1999 - December 2002 - chief of staff - first deputy commander of the troops of the Moscow military district. May 9, 2001 commanded a military parade in honor of Victory Day on Red Square in Moscow.

In April - July 2001, he served as commander of the troops of the Moscow Military District.

From December 2002 to April 2007 - the commander of the troops of the Siberian Military District. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

On May 8, 2005, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin promoted Nikolai Makarov to his current rank of army general.

From April 2007 to June 2008 - Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Since June 3, 2008 - Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. He participated in the leadership of the Russian side in the fighting in the armed conflict in South Ossetia (August 2008).

Since June 26, 2008 - Member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

From May 2009 to the liquidation of the Commission in February 2012, he was a member of the Commission on countering attempts to falsify history to the detriment of Russia's interests.

In October 2009, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev extended the period of military service to Nikolai Makarov to 65 years. The spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Colonel Alexei Kuznetsov, said that the term of service to the chief of the General Staff was extended to 2012. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

Major activities related to the reform of the Armed Forces are associated with the activities of Makarov as Chief of the General Staff. In particular, the system of command and control of the troops and the system of rear and logistical support of the troops were reorganized; created a new type of troops (ASDFB); reduced the number of personnel of the Armed Forces and reduced the service life of conscription; the monetary allowance of servicemen has grown significantly.

In the spring of 2012, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev, he was awarded the title Hero of Russia with the Golden Star for the successful leadership of troops during the events in South Ossetia in August 2008.

After the resignation of the post of Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the appointment of Sergey Shoygu as Minister of Defense, on November 9, 2012, President of Russia Vladimir Putin dismissed Army General Nikolai Makarov from the post of chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense and dismissed him from military service. November 13, 2012 by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1528 expelled from the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Since February 2013 - at the Office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Defense.

The press describes Makarov as "an experimenter seeking to get away from the patterns not only in combat training, but also in the way of life in the army." In this regard, it is mentioned that, being the commander of the troops of the Siberian Military District, Makarov was among the first to create 120 parental committees under the military units. And during the conscription companies in the Siberian Military District, Makarov personally controlled the work of the commissariats, and also created a special website on the Internet through which conscripts and their parents could complain about violations by the military enlistment offices.

Also during his tenure as commander of the SibVO troops, Makarov became the first Russian commander of the district troops to answer questions via the Internet in real time. His online conference was organized in December 2005 by the joint press center of the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper and the Siberian Military District in Novosibirsk with the support of the ITAR-TASS-Siberia regional center and lasted about an hour.

In the 1980s, he was elected as a deputy of the city council of people's deputies of the city of Ulan-Ude. ” [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

“he was appointed as an aide to the Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu as an Analyst under the Office of the Inspector General on 4 March 2013 and reportedly Received the Hero of Russian Federation in March 2012.”

"VALERY VASILYEVICH GERASIMOV, born September 8, 1955.

General, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation since November 9, 2012, member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Army General (2013), Hero of the Russian Federation (2016). He was appointed by President Vladimir Putin on November 9, 2012.

“Gerasimov is the strategist alleged to have conceived the "Gerasimov doctrine" – combining military, technological, information, diplomatic, economic, cultural and other tactics for the purpose of achieving strategic goals. However, this was later retracted by the author of the original paper, Mark Galeotti, who claimed the doctrine doesn't exist.”

Valery Gerasimov was born in Kazan, the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

From a family of workers.

He graduated from the Kazan Suvorov Military School (1971-1973) with honors, the Kazan Higher Tank Command School named after the Supreme Council of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1973-1977) with a gold medal, the Military Academy of the Armored Forces named after Marshal of the Soviet Union R. Y. Malinovsky (1984-1987) with honors, Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (1995-1997).

He served as platoon commander, company commander, chief of staff of the battalion in the 80th tank regiment of the 90th guards tank division of the Northern Group of Forces in Poland, chief of staff of the battalion in the Far Eastern Military District (1977-1984), chief of staff - deputy commander of the tank regiment, commander tank regiment, chief of staff - deputy commander (1987-1993) and commander (1993-1995) of the Guards Motorized Rifle Division in the Baltic Military District and the North-Western Group of Forces. In August 1994, he led the division’s withdrawal to the Moscow Military District (the city of Yelnya). Since 1995 - studying at the academy. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

(“After he graduated from the General Staff's academy, he was First Deputy Army Commander in the Moscow Military District and commander of the 58th Army in the North Caucasus Military District during the Second Chechen War. His involvement in the arrest of Yury Budanov led to praise from journalist Anna Politkovskaya.”)

“Since 1997, he served as the 1st Deputy Commander of the Army in the Moscow Military District (1997-1998), Deputy Commander, since February 1998, the Chief of Staff, and since February 2001, the Commander of the 58th Combined Arms Army in the North Caucasus Military District. He served as chief of staff of the Far Eastern Military District since March 2003, and since April 2005, as head of the Main Directorate of Combat Training and Service of the Armed Forces. In December 2006, he assumed the post of chief of staff of the North Caucasus Military District.

From December 11, 2007 to February 5, 2009 - the commander of the troops of the Leningrad Military District, from February 5, 2009 to December 23, 2010 - the commander of the troops of the Moscow Military District.

On December 23, 2010, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was appointed to the post of deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.” [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

In 2009 - 2012 he commanded parades in honor of Victory Day on Red Square.

Since April 26, 2012 - Commander of the Central Military District.

After the resignation of Anatoly Serdukov from the post of Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation on November 9, 2012, the new Minister of Defense Sergei Shoygu presented to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the candidature of Valery Gerasimov  for the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - the First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian. [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

Since November 13, 2012 he is a member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. During the absence of the Minister of Defense of the Army General Sergei Shoigu, Army General Valery Gerasimov is the interim Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

In January 2013, he made a presentation to the general meeting of the Academy of Military Sciences on the topic "The main trends in the development of forms and methods of using the armed forces, the urgent tasks of military science to improve them."

Army General Valery Gerasimov is Chairman of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Marshal G.K. Zhukov State Prize.

The organizer of the Russian military operation in Syria, launched in September 2015. For courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty, in May 2016, by a closed decree of the President of Russia, Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov was awarded the highest state award - Hero of the Russian Federation.

According to a number of foreign military experts, he is considered the creator of the so-called "Gerasimov Doctrine", which formed the basis of the Russian concept of a new generation of war.

On August 5, 2015, the military prosecutor's office of Ukraine declared Valery Gerasimov "the main ideologist of the war in the Donbass." The Security Service of Ukraine reported the suspicion of Gerasimov and ten other military from 98th division of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation in organizing, preparing and unleashing an armed conflict in Ukraine (after the events near Ilovaisk). [Automated English translation of text from Russian-language Wikipedia]

“Gerasimov was appointed Chief of General Staff following the dismissal of Defence Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov on 6 November 2012. The previous Chief of General Staff, Army General Nikolay Makarov, was seen as close to Serduykov and was seen by commentators as likely to be replaced by new Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu. It has been reported that Makarov resigned, but he was formally dismissed by President Vladimir Putin. ”

“On 15 September 2016, he and Turkish chief of staff General Hulusi Akar conducted a meeting on the future of Syria in the Ankara headquarter of the Turkish Armed Forces.”

About Yuri Baluevsky, Nikolai Makarov, Valery Gerasimov, it was expedient to read. Because it was curious to see three names  in the work of the dismissed journalist.

Mark Aldanov built his historical investigation not only on letters, but also on the results of the German attack on France in 1914.

The mention of three names in the article of the dismissed journalist and the results of the offensive of one huge army against another huge army - these reasons have different weight.

Criticism is (sometimes) not a bad thing. But intellectually weak criticism is bad  ...


October 1, 2019 10:46


Translation from Russian into English: October 1, 2019  18:09.
Владимир Владимирович Залесский “Рассказ о Балуевском, Макарове, Герасимове”.


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