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Encyclopedia > Pavel Grachev
Russian Defence Minister Pavel Grachev speaking in the State Duma in 1994. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev
Russian Defence Minister Pavel Grachev speaking in the State Duma in 1994. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev

Pavel Sergeyevich Grachev (Russian: Павел Сергеевич Грачёв) (b. 1948) is a Russian Army General and Hero of the Soviet Union (1988). Image File history File linksMetadata Evstafiev-pavel-grachev-1994w. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Evstafiev-pavel-grachev-1994w. ... A Duma (Д́ума in Russian) is any of various representative assemblies in modern Russia and Russian history. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... General of the Army, or less formally five-star general, is historically the second most senior rank in the United States Army. ... Hero of the Soviet Union (Russian: Геро́й Сове́тского Сою́за, transliterated as Geroy Sovetskogo Soyuza) was the highest honorary title and the superior degree of distinction of the former Soviet Union. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

He graduated from the Ryazan Airborne Military Command School, the Frunze Military Academy, the Military Academy of the Chief of Staff . Ryazan (Ряза́нь) is a city in Central Russia federal district, the administrative center of the Ryazan Oblast. ... There were a number of military academies in Soviet Union of different specialties. ... The term Chief of Staff can refer to: The White House Chief of Staff, the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. ...

Took part in the Soviet war in Afghanistan, was in command of the Soviet 103rd airborne troops Division in Afghanistan in the last years of the war. Combatants USSR Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Mujahideen Rebels supported by nations such as the United States, Pakistan, and China Commanders General Boris Gromov Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Sibghatullah Mojadeddi Ahmed Shah Massoud Abdul Ali Mazari Indirect and Minor roles Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Osama Bin Laden Strength Casualties Over 15,000 Soviet... Soviet redirects here. ... U.S. paratroopers jump into Australia on a military training exercise. ... This article is about the arithmetic operation. ...

In December of 1990, he was appointed commander of the country's Airborne troops. In August - December of 1991, Pavel Grachev was the First Deputy Minister of Defence of the USSR. Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the year. ... VDV flag. ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A defence minister (Commonwealth English) or defense minister (American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ...

For a period of time, in the mid 1990s, Grachev was a close friend of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and held the post of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation from May of 1992 until June of 1996. This article is about the year. ... List of Presidents of Russia Boris Yeltsin1 (July 10, 1991 – December 31, 1999) two terms. ... Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (Russian: Борис Николаевич Ельцин; (help· info)) (born February 1, 1931) was President of Russia from 1991 to 1999. ... Look up May in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up June in Wiktionary, the free dictionary June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

Grachev took part in the Soviet coup attempt of 1991 and the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, and played a key role in starting the war in the breakaway Republic of Chechnya, promising to swiftly crush the Chechen armed drive for independence with the help of just two airborne regiments, a famous quote that could have cost him his post. During the Soviet Coup of 1991, also known as the August Putsch or August Coup, a group of hardliners within the Soviet Communist party briefly deposed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and attempted to take control of the country. ... Boris Yeltsin was President of the Russian Federation at the time of the crisis. ... Capital Grozny Area - total - % water 78th - 15,500 km² - negligible Population - Total - Density 49th - est. ... A regiment is a military unit, larger than a company and smaller than a division. ...

He was accused of being personally involved in major military corruption scandals, which was not proven in court, that accured during the withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Eastern Germany, and were the focus of a series of articles published by the investigative journalist Dmitry Kholodov, who was killed by a suitcase bomb. Eastern Germany refers to: East Germany (communist state) Historical Eastern Germany Eastern provinces of Imperial Germany: East Prussia West Prussia Provinz Posen Silesia (Prussian province) Lower Silesia (Prussian province) Upper Silesia (Prussian province) Pomerania (Prussian province) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Dmitry Kholodov Dmitry Kholodov was a journalist of the Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, killed in 1994 as he was investigating alleged corruption among high ranks of the Russian military. ...

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