12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense USSR

12 Главное Управление Министерства Обороны СССР

Under construction


Activated 2.59 in Znamenskiy Pereulok 19, Moscow, but traces its origin to the Special Department of the General Staff, which was activated 4.9.47 from Design-Bureau 11 (KB-11), and later became the 6th Directorate of the Ministry of Defense.

From 17.12.59 the 12th Main Directorate was attached to the Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN), but in 11.74 it reverted to Ministry of Defense control.

The Directorates main duties relates to the nuclear arsenal of the USSR, and includes:

The Directorate controls a number of units:


Nuclear Weapons Storage Bases (Object "S"):