Maslennikov, Ivan Ivanovich( Soviet military leader. Army General (1944). Hero of the Soviet Union (8.9.1945 g.).)
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Biography Maslennikov, Ivan Ivanovich
(3.IH.1900, Art. Chalykla now Ozinskogo District, Saratov Oblast - 16.4.1954, Moscow).
In 1918, Mr.. volunteer for the Red Army. Participated in the Civil War. He has held the post of chief of communications Infantry Regiment, deputy commander of a cavalry group, a cavalry regiment and brigade in the 9 th Army and 2 nd Cavalry. After the war he commanded a squadron. In 1928, Mr.. M. transferred to the system of the NKVD. Served in the army, was commander of the border unit (3 years), held senior positions in the organs of the OGPU and NKVD. In 1935. graduated from the Military Academy. M.V. Frunze. During the Great Patriotic War, commanded the forces of 29 th and 39 th Armies of the Western and Kalinin Fronts, ably led by the fighting troops in the Battle of Smolensk and Kalinin under, as well as in the counteroffensive at Moscow. In 1942 - 1943 he. commander of the Northern Group of Forces of the Transcaucasian Front and the troops of the North Caucasus Front. Since May 1943. was the deputy commander of the Volkhov, South-West and 3rd Ukrainian Front, commanded the 42-th Army. Then in March 1944. was the post of deputy commander of the Leningrad Front, from April 1944. - Commander of the 3 rd Baltic Front, whose troops are successfully operated in the Pskov-Ostrov, Tartu and Riga offensive operations. In 1945, Mr.. Army General M. was Deputy Commander of Forces in the Far East, took an active part in combat operations to defeat the Japanese militarists. After the war he commanded the troops of the Baku and the Transcaucasian Military District. Since June 1948. continued to serve in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. Awarded 4 orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov, 1-st degree, Order of Kutuzov 1-st degree, Order of the Red Star and medals, and foreign orders. Buried in Moscow.
Lit.: Soviet Military Encyclopedia. - V.5. - M., 1979. - P. 178, Great Patriotic War 1941-1945: Encyclopedia. - M., 1985. - P. 435; Heroes of the Soviet Union: A brief biographical dictionary in two volumes. -T. 2. - M., 1988. - P.49; Border Guards. - 3rd ed., Corr. - M., 1977. - P. 63-107; Rumyantsev NM. People legendary heroism. - Saratov, 1968. - P. 304 - 305.