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Bogdanov, Vladimir

( Lieutenant General)

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Born May 22, 1930 in Kiev. Father - Bogdanov Alexei Ye (1903-1958), Tver Karelia, a member of the Soviet-Finnish and the Great Patriotic War, a colonel, served in the Armed Forces 30 years. Mother - Bogdanova (Barsukov) Maria (1905-1981). Wife - Bogdanova (Panueva) Clara I. (1933g.rozhd.) Profession-cutter trikotazhnitsa. Daughter - Yazhleva Irina (1956g.rozhd.) Accountant.

From 1931 to 1940, Vladimir lived in military camps in locations father: in Stary Oskol, as well as near Khabarovsk and Blagoveshchensk. During the Soviet-Finnish War, my father was transferred to the army after the war as chief of the regiment continued to serve in the school near the town of Ulan Ude in Karelia. There is moved from the Far East and the family, which was already five children.

At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War Bogdanovs family was evacuated to Voronezh, and then the Volga, in the village Krasnoarmejskoe. Vladimir worked there drovers of cattle. In early 1943 they returned to the area of Voronezh.

In December 1943, Vladimir Bogdanov in the first class of students began their studies at the Kharkov Suvorov Military School, which was located in the city Chuguyev. The classes lasted for 10 hours a day. The program was basically a school. Advanced studied military training, psychology, logic, elements of analysis and the basis of higher mathematics. Despite wartime, timetables were dancing, and etiquette, as well as horse training (in college was a staff specialist rider and about 30 horses, a cavalry of rejected). Cadets were taken to Kharkov for theatrical performances and circuses, for a meeting with students - their peers. May 1, 1945, senior company schools participated in her first military parade - a parade of the Kharkov garrison troops (at that time in Kharkov was the headquarters of the military district). After the war, in 1947, the college moved to Kiev, where he was granted one of the best buildings - the former cadet corps, horse-riding school and a great old park.

In 1949, VA Bogdanov graduated from the Suvorov military school and enrolled in the Kiev Infantry School.

In 1951, after graduating from college, Lieutenant VA Bogdanov was sent to the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, where he served as commander of the platoon machine gunners and motorized rifle troops. In 1955 he married, in September 1956 a daughter

. In October 1956, arrived in the Transcaucasian Military District, . where he continued to serve as commander of a platoon in the famous 1-th Guards Motorized Rifle Division - formerly the 100 th Infantry, . became in 1941 for fighting at Yelnia first in the Armed Forces Guards,
. In 1959, Bogdanov was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of the school battalion, the following year became a captain, and in 1961 he entered the Military Academy of Frunze. After graduation in 1964 was appointed to the Turkestan Military District, in the city of Ashgabat, the Chief of Staff of the rifle battalion. In 1965 he became a Major and Battalion Commander.

During major exercises during the service in Ashgabat, come in view of the leaders of District staff, who noticed in VA Bogdanova promising officer, and in 1967 he was appointed to the operational management of staff TurkVO. In the autumn of that year received from the leadership of the Main Operations Directorate (SEI) of the General Staff, to attend the exercise in TurkVO, the proposal to transfer the work to the General Staff. This was tantamount to career development once in two stages, not to mention the service in Moscow. Thus, in March 1968 VA Bogdanov became a senior officer, the operator of the South direction (Middle East), operational management SEI General Staff.

Soon, VA Bogdanov was aimed at strengthening the West direction, which at that time was engaged in planning and preparing the invasion of the Warsaw Pact in Czechoslovakia, and then providing leadership for those troops. Employment demanded all the knowledge and skills, as well as great physical stress - for 4 months had to be on duty day through day. Made itself felt and moral component - sometimes came the idea of illegality of our actions. However, it is this work served as a good reference for the subsequent successful service in the General Staff.

In 1971, the VA Bogdanov was sent to study at the General Staff Military Academy and graduated in 1973 and returned to a former senior officer of the operator with the rank of colonel.

Later he was appointed head of desk officers in the Transcaucasus and Turkestan military districts and military forces in the Middle East, the deputy chief of the Southern direction. In 1977 he was appointed head of this trend, well-mastered it and had no comment on the service.

April 27, 1978 VA Bogdanov received information about the wiretapping of Afghanistan. Head of HOAs, Colonel-General SF Akhromeyev called Bogdanov and said that Kabul is an uprising led by the PDPA. Since then, a decade ahead of Afghanistan in the direction of the officers of the South took the lead.

In November 1979 VA Bogdanov was promoted to Major General. Although he performed various duties: accompanying military delegation led by Chief of Staff, . First Deputy Minister of Defense, . Commanders of the Armed Forces in Syria, . Yemen, . Ethiopia, . participated in the military councils of the participating countries of the Warsaw Pact, etc., . his main task was Afghanistan,
. In 1986, the VA Bogdanov participated in the preparation and the withdrawal of the first six regiments. January 2, 1987 as part of the operational group of the Ministry of Defense (director - general of the army VI Varennikov), he arrived in Afghanistan. The group's task was to ensure the final withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan before Feb. 15, 1989.

On the night of February 15, 1989, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Bogdanov penultimate plane flew from Kabul to Tashkent. After arriving in Moscow, he led a group of officers for the preparation of work "The experience of the Limited Contingent of Soviet Forces for military assistance to the Government of the Republic of Afghanistan". The group was created as staffing (but temporary) line of military and scientific management of the General Staff. Work out in closed form in 1992, circulation of 2000 copies and distributed to the troops. In the course of the Congress of People's Deputies in 1989 on the orders of Defense Minister Vladimir Bogdanov has prepared a report to the Supreme Council "On the circumstances of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan".

In 1991, in connection with the achievement of the maximum age for military service to find Lieutenant-General Vladimir Bogdanov retired. But he remained to work in military-scientific management (now - Committee) of the General Staff as a civilian specialist

. VA Bogdanov awarded two Orders of Red Banner, . Red Star and medals "For Service to Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" III degree, . nine medals, . Afghan Order of Glory, . numerous diplomas and valuable gifts from the Minister of Defense and Chief of General Staff,

Vladimir professionally fond bookbinding. Likes to read books on military topics (history of military art, the development of weapons, military uniforms, etc.). In the process of collecting materials for a large vocabulary of military terms. Favorite poet and writer - Konstantin Simonov.

Lives and works in Moscow.

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