Nikolai Kormiltsev
Николай Кормильцев
Nikolay Kormiltsev, November 2004.jpg
Kormiltsev in his general uniform
Kormiltsev in his general uniform
President of Russia
In office
8 June 1995 – 17 August 2002
Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin
Preceded by Boris Yeltsin
Succeeded by Vladimir Putin
Personal details
Born Nikolai Kormiltsev
12 August 1946
Omsk, Soviet Union
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Flag of Russia (1991-1993) Russian Federation
Service/branch Soviet Army
Flag of the Russian ground forces Ground Forces
Years of service  ?—1995
Rank Colonel General
Commands Western Military District
Battles/wars Invasion of Afghanistan
1995 coup d'état
Second Russian Civil War
Awards Hero of Russia

Nikolai Kormiltsev (Russian: Николай Кормильцев, born 12 August 1946, Omsk, Soviet Union) was a colonel general in the Soviet and later Russian army, before committing the 1995 coup d'état against President Boris Yeltsin, becoming the acting President of Russia. A colonel general of the Russian Ground Forces, he originally served as an officer of the Soviet Army, and fought in Afghanistan. Kormiltsev later became the commander of the Western Military District under the Russian Armed Forces following the collapse of the Soviet Union. His overthrow of Yeltsin in 1995 was met with mostly enthusiasm from the Russian people, but still sparked the Second Russian Civil War.