Anatoly Serdyukov

Anatoliy Eduardovich Serdyukov (born 8 January 1962) is a Russian politician and businessman who was the Minister of Defense of Russia from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012. During his tenure as defense minister, he launched several major reforms of the Russian military. The main idea behind his reforms was the transformation from a mass mobilization army to a small force of contract soldiers. 

Serdkuyov was sacked by Putin on 6 November 2012 and replaced by Sergey Shoigu. In November 2013 Serdkuyov was charged by Russian investigators with "negligence" for ordering the army to build a road from a village to a private country residence in Russia's south. He was amnestied in 2014 by a presidential decree.

In October 2015 he was appointed as an Industrial Director of Rostec State Corporation. His duties include supervising of all the company's aviation-related activities from helicopter-building to airplane engines.

Life after Oboronservis


The defendants in Oboronservis case were, one by one, released on parole, and successfully returned to the business.

Promising candidate


Former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov can become the deputy head of the state corporation Rostec.

On all frontlines


What legacy the Russian Defense Ministry will have in 2017.

Not just an agent


The ex-president of Probusinessbank, Sergey Leontiev, may be involved in the "scam of the century" for the withdrawal of money from Russia via Moldova.

Rostec entrusted Serdyukov with entities having annual revenues of 350 billion rubles


Former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov became the overseer of aviation assets of state corporation Rostec. He controls the entities of the corporation with revenues of about 350 billion rubles a year.

Fertilizers of discord: the essence of the legal proceedings around "Apatit" in London


The case of "Apatit", which triggered the destruction of Yukos, has long been forgotten. What now worries the business owner Andrey Guriev?

Supply of uniforms for security forces is a very profitable business


The garland has been gained by BTK Group owned by Mr. Bolloev.

Defense Ministry has excluded AN-70 from the state armament program


The Ministry intends to demand 2.95 billion rubles from Ukraine because of the losses on the project of military transport aircraft.

Ministry of Defense funds went to the restaurant business in the US


The Military Investigation Office of the Investigative Committee has completed the investigation of the criminal case against Andrey Beltov, the former advisor to former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the head of Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Central Research Institute of Economy, Informatics and Control System" belonging to th military.

Controversial 300 million rubles were found in the "Oboronservice case"


The public court arbitration refused to consider the claim of the company that had bought "Serdyukov's dacha."

Anatoly Serdyukov started to return the debts and previously sold assets


At the suggestion of the former defense minister, JSC "Federal Research and Testing Center of mechanical engineering" headed by himself began a large-scale campaign on judicial return of debts and  previously sold assets.

Ex-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov pardoned


The investigation closed the criminal case against the former head of the military department on non-rehabilitating grounds.

Why the government protected Anatoly Serdyukov


The "son of a bitch, but our son of a bitch" logic is still valid, so the anti-corruption campaign is considered to have ended. 

Anatoly Serdyukov's will be tried for fraud and kickbacks


The investigation against the former head of OAO Slavyanka has been finished. 

Losses and major episodes disappear from the "Oboronservice" case


The persons accused of embezzlement in the Russian Ministry of Defense turned out to be law-abiding businessmen. 

Ministry of Defense demanded half a billion rubles from "Chkalov Avia"


The court will deal with suspicious transactions by the ex-Defense Minister of Russia Anatoly Serdyukov.