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Vasily Glazunov
Vasily Glazunov1.1.1896 - 27.6.1967

Vasily Glazunov was a commander of the 4th Guards Rifle Corps.

He was born on January 1, 1896 in Varvarovka village, today Serdobsk district of the Penza region in a peasant family. Russian.

Joined the Russian Army since 1915. A member of the First World War, a junior non-commissioned officer.

Joined the Red Army since 1918. A member of the Civil War. He commanded a platoon, company, and battalion. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party from 1926. In 1929, he graduated from the courses “The Shot” He commanded units and formations of ground forces. In 1941, he graduated from advanced training command personnel at the Frunze Military Academy. Commanded a division in the Far East.

Participated in the Great Patriotic War from June 1941 as a commander of the 3rd Airborne Corps (the Southern Front), which participated in the defense of Kiev, stopped the Nazi attack and provided the opportunity for evacuation. In September 1941 - August 1943 he commanded the Airborne Troops. Then – was deputy commander, and from November 1943 - commander of the 4th Guards Rifle Corps (the 3rd Ukrainian Front), which distinguished itself during the crossing of the Dnieper, in Nikopol-Krivoy Rog offensive and the release of Odessa.

For the successful leadership, and for his personal courage and heroism, Guards Major-General Vasily Glazunov by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on March 19, 1944 was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (№ 3163).

In June 1944, the Corps was moved to the main area – a part of the 1st Belorussian Front. Warriors Guards of the Corps successfully crossed the Western Bug and the Vistula rivers, took part in the Vistula-Oder operation and the storming of Berlin.

For skillful leadership, and for his personal courage and heroism,Guards Lieutenant-General Vasily Glazunov by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on April 6, 1945 was awarded the second Gold Star medal (№ 5859).

After the war, the brave general was corps commander, in 1946 - the inspector general of Navy. In 1950 he graduated from the Higher Academic Courses of the General Staff Military Academy. He was assistant commander of the East Siberian Military District. Since 1954, Lieutenant-General V. Glazunov - in reserve.

From 1955 until his last days, Glazunov lived in Sheremetievsky village (today, a part of Dolgoprudny-city), Moscow region. He died on June 27, 1967. Was buried at Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow.

He was awarded three Orders of Lenin, three Orders of the Red Banner, the 2nd Class Order of Suvorov, the 2nd Class Order of Kutuzov, and the Order of the Red Star, medals, and foreign awards.

A bronze bust of twice Hero of the Soviet Union, V.Glazunov was installed in Kolyshley village of the Penza region. One of the streets of Sheremetievskiy village is named after the hero, and a memorial sign is installed there.

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