VASILENKO Matvei( Military figure, Corps Commander)
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Biography VASILENKO Matvei
Vasilenko Matvey Ivanovich (13.11.1888 village stands the province of Poltava - 1.7.1937), military leader, Corps Commander (1935). The son of a peasant. Received his education in Tiflis Military School (1909) and on a crash course in the Military Academy of the General Staff (1917). Participant 1-st World War, Captain. At the beginning of the Civil War he served in the White Army. In 1919 moved to strontium red. Since April. 1919 was the disposal of the Commander in Chief, in June - early. Staff Special expeditionary corps of the Southern Front. In June-August. 1919 Commander 40 th Infantry Division. Since December. 1919 to March 1920 commanded the 11 th Army in the Astrakhan area. Then, in April-Nov. 1920 has consistently commanded the 9 th. 11 th and 14 th Armies. He fought against the Polish troops in Armenia. After the Civil War, he held senior command positions in the Red Army. Since 1931 the Inspector of the Red Army infantry and at the same time since 1934 a member of the Military Council of the People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR. In 1932 adopted a candidate member of the CPSU (b). Since 1935 Deputy. Commander of the Urals Military District. 11/3/1937 arrested by the NKVD on the testimony given during the investigation MN. Tukhachevsky, VM. Primakov and VM. Feldman. At trial, refused knocked out during the investigation evidence. 1/7/1937 sentenced to death. Shot. In 1956, rehabilitated.