President Vladimir Putin signed out the latest MOD promotion list on June 11, 2016 — the eve of Russia Day. Find the original on Krasnaya zvezda. Or check out the running list in English here.
This list had six two-star and 29 one-star promotees.
Promotions came to commanders of three army-level formations, five divisions, and three brigades.
- 29th Combined Arms Army;
- 68th Army Corps;
- 39th Missile Division (RVSN);
- 35th Motorized Rifle Brigade;
- 106th Air-Assault Division (VDV);
- 7th Tank Brigade;
- 2nd Air Defense Division;
- 11th Air-Assault Brigade (VDV);
- 1st Air Defense Division;
- 102nd Military Base (Armenia);
- 2nd Combined Arms Army;
- 51st Air Defense Division.
It looks like, just possibly, a nephew of General Staff Chief, Army General Valeriy Vasilyevich Gerasimov — one Vitaliy Petrovich Gerasimov — made general-major in command of the Aleysk-based 35th MRB in the Central MD.
But it might be a coincidence of surname. It’s common.
The younger Gerasimov was born on July 9, 1977 — making him a general officer at the tender age of 38 years and 11 months. He’s a native of Kazan and graduated from the higher tank command school in that fascinating ancient city on the Volga.
Vitaliy Gerasimov as a colonel
Army General Valeriy Gerasimov
It’s possible to see (perhaps imagine) a family resemblance.
The elder Gerasimov was also born in Kazan, in 1955, and also commissioned out of the tank command school, in 1977. The question is does Valeriy have a brother named Petr Vasilyevich Gerasimov?
Look for the next promotions in December.