Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
|Supervisory body (s)||Government of the Russian Federation|
|Consist||Since March 16, 1992|
|Arose from||Ministry of Defense of the USSR|
|Headquarters||Moscow , Znamenka Street, number 19|
|household||$ 46 billion|
|Defense Minister||Army General Sergei Shoigu|
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation ( Russian Министерство обороны Российской Федерации Ministerstwo Obrony Rossijskoj Federazii ), colloquially Министерство обороны Российской Федерации Ministerstwo Obrony Rossijskoj Federazii ), colloquially Минобороны Minoborony is the government of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of 16 minobories in Russia .
Together with the Interior , Foreign , Justice and Civil Protection Ministries, it is one of the five ministries of the Russian cabinet that report directly to the President of Russia . Its central task is the conception and implementation of state policy in the field of national defense . The exact duties and powers of the Minoborony as well as its internal organization are set out in the statute of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which was confirmed in its current version by the presidential decree of August 16, 2004.
The entire Russian armed forces are subordinate to the Minoborony with the exception of the internal forces (such as the special anti- terrorist units), which are administered by the Ministry of the Interior.
The head of the Minoborony is the Defense Minister of the Russian Federation ( министр обороны Российской Федерации ministr oborony ). Sergei Schoigu has been in office since November 6, 2012 . His predecessors include Anatoly Serdyukov (2007–2012), Sergei Ivanov (2001–2007), Igor Sergejew (1997–2001) and Pawel Gratschow (1992–1996). Even Boris Yeltsin exercised from April to May 1992 in parallel to his work as president of the office of defense minister as acting out.