Smirnov-Svetly Petr Ivanovich( The naval leader, the flagship of the fleet of rank 2)
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Biography Smirnov-Svetly Petr Ivanovich
Smirnov-Svetlovsky Petr Ivanovich (1897 - 17.3.1940), naval figure, the flagship of the fleet of rank 2 (1938). The son of a physician. He studied at the Petrograd Polytechnical Institute (not finished). Educated at the Naval Academy (1927). In 1914 he joined the RSDLP, Bolshevik. Since October. 1917 Commissioner and the beginning. Staff of the composite unit of Kronstadt, who was sent to support the Bolshevik uprising in Petrograd. In 1918, Commissioner of the detachment of seamen-suicide, with the beginning of July 1918. Staff of the Volga Flotilla, then the commander of a special detachment of 5 th Army, which organized the sabotage behind enemy lines. In January-March 1919, Commissioner of the sea fortress Kronstadt. Since April. 1919 commander and commissar of the Volga Flotilla. Since Sept.. 1919 December. 1920 (with interruptions), commander of the Dnieper Flotilla. In August-Sept. Early 1920. Marine Expeditionary Division. In 1924 Commissioner aviso "Rider", then the military adviser in China. Since 1927 the commander of the destroyer, a division of destroyers of the Baltic Fleet. In 1934-37 the Naval Inspector of the Red Army, commander of the Black Sea Fleet. Since January. 1938 to March 1939 1 st Vice. and Acting Commissar of the Navy. 26/3/1939 arrested. Found guilty of involvement in the military-fascist conspiracy 16.3.1940 and sentenced to death. Shot. In 1956, rehabilitated.