Commanders of the border troops USSR and RF

First day of issue cover, 70th anniversary border troops KGB USSR, 1988

Commanders (in chief) – in the meaning of chief, commander, commanding general, supreme commander, or manager, etc. – of the border troops and organs of state security of the USSR and the RF were as follows.

List of the Commanders (in chief)
Time Name Rank Designation of the assignment
1918-1919 Sergey Grigorevich Shamshev Polkovnik Chief Main directorate Border troops
1919 Aleksandr Leontevich Pevnev General-mayor Military leader Directorate border protection, Secretary Border troops RSFSR
1919-1920 V.A. Stepanov Chief Directorate border inspection
1920-1921 Vyacheslav Rudolfovich Menzhinsky Chief Special division VCheKa (Border protection)
1922-1923 Artur Khristyanovich Artuzov Corps commissar (1935) Chief division Border troops, division Border protection to Joint State Political Directorate
1923-1925 Yan Kalikstovich Olsky Chief division Border protection to Joint State Political Directorate
1925-1929 Zinovy Borisovich Kantselson Commissar stat security 2nd rank Chief Main directorate Border protection to Joint State Political Directorate
1929 Sergdey Georgievich Velezhev Chief Main directorate Border protection to Joint State Political Directorate
1929-1931 Ivan Aleksandrovich Vorontsov RA I K14 1924.jpg Chief Main directorate Border protection to Joint State Political Directorate
1931-1933 Nikolay Mikhaylovits Bystrykh Commissar stat security 3rd rank Chief Main directorate Border protection to Joint State Political Directorate
1933-1937 Mikhail Petrovich Frinovsky Komandarm 1st rank Chief Main directorate Border protection (from 1934 Border and Internal troops) to Joint State Political Directorate (from 1934 NKVD USSR)
1937-1938 Nikolay Kuzmich Krutsinskin Komdiv Chief Main directorate Border and Internal troops to NKVD USSR
1938-1939 Aleksandr Antonovich Kovalyev Komdiv Chief Main directorate Border and Internal troops to NKVD USSR
1939-1941 Grigory Grigoryevich Sokolov General-leytenant Chief Main directorate Border troops to NKVD USSR
1942-1952 Nikolay Pavlovich Stakhanov General-leytenant Chief Main directorate Border troops to NKVD USSR (from 1946 MVD USSR, from 1949 MGB USSR
1952-1956 Pavel Ivanovich Zyryanov General-leytenant Chief Border troops to MGB USSR (from 1953 MVD USSR)
1956-1957 Timovey Amvpocievich Strokach General-leytenant Chief Main directorate Border and Internal troops to MVD USSR
1957-1972 Pavel Ivanovich Zyryakov General-polkovnik Chief Border troops to KGB USSR
1972-1989 Vadim Aleksandrovich Matrosov General armii Chief Border troops to KGB USSR
1989-1992 Ilya Yakovlevich Kalinichenko General-polkovnik Chief Border troops to KGB USSR, from 1991 Commander in chief Border troops of the CIS
1992-1993 Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakhtin General-polkovnik Commanding general Border troops of the RF
1993-1997 Andrey Ivanovch Nikolaev General armii Commander in chief Border troops, from 1994 Director Border Service of the FSB of the RF
1998 Nikolay Nikolayevich Bordyuzha General-polkovnik Director Federation Border Service
1998-2003 Konstantin Vasilyevich Totsky General armii Director Border Service of the FSB
2003-2013 Vladimir Yegorovich Pronichev General armii 1st Deputy director of the Russian FSB, head Border service to Russian FSB
April 10, 2013- Vladimir Grigoryevich Kulishov General armii 1st Deputy director of the Russian FSB, head Border service to Russian FSB

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