Kurasov Vladimir( Soviet military leader. Army General (1948). Hero of the Soviet Union (7.V.1965 g.). Professor (1963).)
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Biography Kurasov Vladimir
(7.VII.1898, St. Petersburg 29.11.1973, Moscow)
Born in a family of employees. He graduated from eighth grade technical school. Since 1915. began his military service. In 1916, Mr.. Telavi graduated from military school warrant. Member of the first and the Civil War. In 1918, Mr.. voluntarily joined the Red Army. In 1921, Mr.. graduated from the Pedagogical Institute in 1932. Military Academy. M.V. Frunze in 1938. - Military Academy of the General Staff. Between the two wars - the Civil and the Great Patriotic War he served as company commander, instructor of tactics Oranienbaum command courses, the 3rd Joint International School, the Leningrad Infantry School. In 1932, Mr.. arrived in Smolensk. He has worked in senior positions in the headquarters of the Belarusian Military District. In 1935. was appointed Chief of Staff of the 16 th Infantry Corps. In 1938. after the end of the Military Academy of the General Staff was in her senior lecturer on tactics. In 1940. - Head of Department, then Deputy Chief of Operations Staff. Since December 1941. - Chief of Staff of 4-th shock army. This army has played a role in the overall strategic offensive of Soviet troops in early 1942. Acting in the North-West, and then the Kalinin Front, she fought in the area Andeapolya, Ostashkov, Toropets, Velizh. In March 1943. appointed commander of the 4-th shock army. In April 1943, Mr.. K. - Chief of Staff of the Kalinin, soon transformed in the 1 st Baltic Front, and the final stage of the war he was chief of staff Samland Group of Forces. Colonel-General (from 28 June 1944) K. participated in the preparation and conduct of Rzhev-Vyazemskaya, Duhovschinsko-Demidov, Smolensk, Nevel, Gorodok, Polotsk, Riga and Memele operations.
After the war, to. - Chief of Staff of the Soviet military administration in Germany, and then Deputy Chief of the Central Group of Forces in Austria. In 1949 - 1956 he. and 1961 - 1963 he. Army General to. - Head of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR. In 1956 - 1961 he. He was Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Research and Head of Military Scientific Management. Since 1963, Mr.. management experience in joint command of the armed forces of the Warsaw Pact. Since April 1968. to death - a military inspector-adviser of the Group of Inspectors General of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR. Awarded 4 orders of Lenin, 4 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov 1-st degree, Kutuzov 1-st degree, medals and foreign orders. He was buried in Moscow at the Novodevichy cemetery.
Lit.: TSB. - 3rd ed. - T. 14. - M., 1973. - P. 22; Soviet Military Encyclopedia. - T. 4. - M., 1977. - P. 530, Great Patriotic War 1941 - 1945: Encyclopedia. - M., 1985. - P. 390; Heroes of the Soviet Union: A brief biographical dictionary in two volumes. -T. 1. - M., 1987. - P. 823; Military History Journal. - 1977. -? 7. - P. 125-127; Heroes fiery years. - Kn. 8. - M., 1985. - C, 669 - 677.