Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov

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Vladimir Mikhailov in 2005

General of the Army Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov (Russian: Владимир Серге́евич Михайлов; born October 6, 1943) is a former commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force.[1]

Commander-in-Chief since 21 January 2002.

Born in Kudinovo, Moscow oblast, Vladimir Mikhailov was educated at a local Machinery vocational school (1962), Yeysk Higher School of Pilots (gold degree, 1966), in 1966-1975 served in Taganrog-based air force regiment, extramural courses at Gagarin Air Force Academy(1975).

Throughout his Air Force career he served at numerous position including Dean of Borisoglebsk Air Force School of Pilots (from 1980 to 1985), deputy and first deputy commander Air Force Moscow Military District (1985–1989).

In 1991, he earned a degree at the General Staff Academy and was assigned to North Caucasus Military District as Air Force component commander, Air army commander.

In 1998, he assumed the office as deputy Air Force Commander-in-Chief.

In 2002 he was promoted to the post of the commander in chief of the Russian Air Force. He has the title Hero of the Russian Federation. On May 9, 2007 Mikhaylov resigned from office due to his age.


  1. "Vladimir Mikhailov: Chief of the Air Force" (in Russian). Russia Today. Retrieved 7 June 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Military offices
Preceded by
Anatoly Kornukov
Commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
Aleksandr Zelin