Vytautas Putna Kazimirovich( Military figure, Corps Commander)
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Biography Vytautas Putna Kazimirovich
Vytautas Putna Kazimirovich (31.3.1893, d Matskantsy Vilnius province - 12.6.1937, Moscow), military leader, Corps Commander (1935). The son of a peasant-Lithuanian. Educated in the school of ensigns (1917) and the Military-academic courses, the higher command (1923). In 1915, drafted into the army. Participant 1-st world war, the battalion commander. In Feb.. 1917 joined RSDLP, Bolshevik. In April. 1918 joined the Red Army. In May 1918 the Commissar of Vitebsk. In 1918-20 commanded the brigades and divisions. Member of the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion (1921) and the suppression of peasant uprisings in the Lower Volga. For services to the Civil War was awarded 3 orders of the Red Banner (1920, two in 1921). In 1923, belonged to the Trotskyist Opposition. Since 1923, the beginning. and the Commissioner 2-nd Moscow Infantry School, he worked in the central office of the Red Army, the corps commander. In 1927-31 military attache in Japan, Finland, Germany. In 1931-34 the corps commander in the Maritime Group of Forces in the Far East. Since 1934, the military attache in the UK. In 1936, recalled to the USSR and arrested on 20.8.1936. The investigation to him torture. Pleaded guilty to involvement in the anti-Soviet, Trotskyist, military-fascist conspiracy. However MN. Tukhachevsky, Yakir, п≤.п÷. Uborevich Special session of the Supreme Court of the USSR 11/6/1937 sentenced to death. Shot. In 1957, rehabilitated.