General of the Army Vladimir Anatolyevich Boldyrev (Russian:
Владимир Анатольевич Болдырев; born January
5, 1949) was Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces
Boldyrev was born on 5 January 1949 in Krasnoyarsky, Volgograd Oblast.
He graduated the
Moscow Higher Military Command School
Moscow Higher Military Command School in 1971, and
Frunze Academy in 1978.
He served in various command positions in the Belorussian Military
District, and later served in senior staff for operations department
in the Transbaikal Military District. He later served as Commander of
the 36th Army in 1994, and First Deputy Commander of the Transbaikal
Military District in 1998.
In May 2001, he moved to position of the First Deputy Commander of the
Siberian Military District, and later became commander. He transferred
to the position of the Commander of the North Caucasus Military
District in December 2002. He was promoted to the rank of General of
the Army in December 2003.
In July 2004, he assumed position of the Commander of the Volga-Urals
Military District, which was his third Military District commander
position. He served at this position until he became
Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces in August 2008. In 2010 he was
discharged due to age limit.
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Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces
August 2008 – January 2010
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