(16. 9. 1900 - 16. 4. 1954)
And van Ivanovich Maslennikov, Army General, Deputy Commander of Soviet troops in the Far East, was born September 16, 1900 in Art. Chalykla Ozinskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. Member of the CPSU in 1924. With 15 years began to work. He worked as a telegrapher at the stations Chebyshev Oral and Krasny Kut. During the February Revolution, took part in the disarmament of the gendarmes at the Ural-Iletsk rail. In 1917 - 1918 years in the Red Guard units t. Zagumennyi took part in battles near Astrakhan. After the return of the detachment under orders Krasnokutsk Revolutionary Committee formed a new Red Guard units. In March 1918, has already left for the front near Uralsk as chief of communications of the Moscow-Saratov Infantry Regiment, and later - one of the teams 1 st of the Ural Division. In 1918 - 1921 years fought against Denikin and Wrangel, commanding a cavalry regiment and brigade, fought in the Kuban and in the Caucasus. In subsequent years, took part in the elimination Basmachis in Central Asia. Parts under his command destroyed units Utan-Beck (1929), Ibrahim-Beg (1931), Ahmed Beg and Durdy Murta (1933).
I.I. Maslennikov twice attended a course to improve commanders, then graduated from the Military Academy named after M. V. Frunze and Central Asian Communist University VI. Lenin. In 1932 - 1936 years commanded the 11 th regiment of Khorezm operational forces of the OGPU, . in 1937 - 1939 years - the Belarusian Border Troops District, . in 1939 - 1941 he was the Deputy People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR on border and internal troops,
. From July 1941 until the end of World War II commanded the 29, 39 and 42 armies of the West, Kalinin and Leningrad fronts, Northern Group of the Transcaucasian front, troops of the North Caucasus and 3rd Baltic Fronts. He took part in defensive battles of the first period of the war in the Great Bow, Rzhev, Kalinin, the Soviet counterattack near Moscow, the release of the Caucasus, Leningrad and Pskov regions and Latvia. Participated in the defeat of the Japanese Kwantung Army in the Far East. He was wounded 13 times, including four in the Great Patriotic War. For military decorations and other services to the Motherland was awarded three Orders of Lenin (1942, . 1943, . 1946), . four Orders of the Red Banner (1935, . 1942, . 1944, . 1948), . Order of Suvorov, 1-st degree (1943), . two Orders of Kutuzov 1-st degree (1943, . 1944), . Order of the Red Star (1940), . medal "For Defense of Leningrad", . "For the Defense of the Caucasus" and five other medals, . and the Mongolian Order of the Red Banner of degree 1 (1945) and the Mongolian medal for victory over Japan.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Ivanovich Maslennikov awarded on Sept. 8, 1945 for personal courage and leadership shown by the fronts during the defeat of the Japanese Kwantung Army.,
. H ow Deputy Chief of Soviet forces in the Far East, I.I
. Maslennikov, long before the outbreak of war with Japan, together with the Marshal of the Soviet Union п░.п°. Wasilewski took a direct plot to develop a plan of operations to defeat the imperialist Japan. With a great military experience, deep knowledge of operational art, and outstanding organizational skills, General Maslennikov made a number of valuable suggestions in the plan for the defeat of the Kwantung Army. During the fighting, he was in critical areas, providing practical assistance to the commanders of fronts and armies.
In the postwar years I.I. Maslennikov graduated from the Higher Academic Courses of the Academy of General Staff, commanded the troops of the Baku and the Transcaucasian Military District, in 1948 - 1954 he worked the Deputy People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR for troops. A deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR 1 and 2 of the first convocation, in 1939 - a candidate member of the CPSU Central Committee.
Committed suicide (shot himself), April 16, 1954 in g. Moscow.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968