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Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Petrov, died at 98-th year of life

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On Saturday, February 1, Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Petrov passed away in Moscow at the 98 year of life. After the death of Petrov, Hero of the Soviet Union, only one Marshal of the Soviet Union remained in Russia - Dmitry Yazov.
Vasily Ivanovich Petrov was born 2 (15) in January 1917, in the village of Chernolesskoye in the Stavropol region. He graduated from high school, as well as two courses Ordzhonikidzevskogo Pedagogical Institute. Since 1939, Vasily Petrov in the army. In 1941, he took command of a cavalry platoon, in 1942-43. commanded a battalion of machine gunners, was the deputy chief of staff of the motorized rifle brigade, reminds agency "Interfax". Vasily Petrov, a member of the defense of Odessa, Sevastopol and the Caucasus, liberated Ukraine, forced the Dnieper and the Dniester, and fought in Romania and Hungary.
After World War II, Vasily Petrov graduated from the Frunze Military Academy and the Higher Academic Courses at the Academy of the General Staff. Commanded a regiment, division, army, from 1972 to 1975, he was commander of the Far Eastern Military District.
During the Ethiopian-Somali war (1977-1978 years), Vasily Petrov headed the task force of the USSR Ministry of Defense in Ethiopia and was engaged in planning combat operations for the Ethiopian troops. From December 1978 to November 1980, he served as Commander-in-Chief of the Far East. From November 1980 to January 1985, Vasily Petrov - Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces - Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR, and from January 1985 to July 1986 - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 16 February 1982, Vasily Petrov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, in 1983 he was awarded the title of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
Vasily Petrov was awarded many orders and medals, including four orders of Lenin, two orders of the Patriotic War I degree, the Order of the Patriotic War II degree, two orders of the Red Star, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, as well as orders and medals of foreign states. The last 20 years Vasily Petrov served as adviser to the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
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  1. Corsair
    Corsair 2 February 2014 07: 36
    +36
    Leaving ... As time cuts roots ...

    To all of us, the country, CONDOLENCES.
    1. Civil
      Civil 2 February 2014 09: 17
      +32
      Good memory to the Soviet Marshal!
      1. Ustin
        Ustin 2 February 2014 13: 07
        +10
        Petrov "Ethiopian", the unforgettable Vasily Ivanovich, so it seems that "friends" called him.
        R.I.P.
      2. Cherdak
        Cherdak 2 February 2014 16: 35
        +15
        Thanks for everything and let the earth rest in peace
        1. Salamander
          Salamander 2 February 2014 19: 14
          +7
          Everlasting memory! A wonderful example of a BATTLE Marshal - he went through the whole of the Great Patriotic War, and not like some "gentlemen" (I will not remind you) ...

          soldiersoldiersoldier
  2. jjj
    jjj 2 February 2014 07: 38
    +24
    The marshals leave, and the marshals' wands now languish in the depths of the storerooms.
    Everlasting memory! Eternal peace!
  3. valokordin
    valokordin 2 February 2014 07: 48
    +15
    The kingdom of heaven and eternal memory to Vasily Ivanovich, a true Soviet soldier, marshal and generally a man who did not betray his middle name and who remained faithful to the oath once.
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 2 February 2014 07: 59
    +25
    THE LAST FROM MOGICAN leave — our veterans are that real, non-thoughtful truth of war — it would be bad without them.
    Very sorry.
  5. svp67
    svp67 2 February 2014 08: 13
    +22
    On Saturday, February 1, in Moscow, the 98th year of his life, Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Petrov died.
  6. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 2 February 2014 08: 33
    +17
    Just Eternal and Bright Memory! soldier No comments....
  7. vo.dum
    vo.dum 2 February 2014 08: 33
    +15
    Make nails out of these people ... not like the current tribe ... Land rest in peace for him
  8. Bigriver
    Bigriver 2 February 2014 08: 51
    +9
    In the last paragraph, it seemed strange that there are 4 Orders of Lenin and not a single "Red Banner".
    Vicki looked, Marshal BKZ has it. Received in October 1944
  9. kind
    kind 2 February 2014 09: 18
    +14
    Marshal V.I. Petrov in the Soviet Army - was a legend during his lifetime !!! Land him rest in peace.
  10. konvalval
    konvalval 2 February 2014 10: 00
    +8
    Sincere condolences to relatives and friends. Good memory to the patriot of the USSR.
  11. propolsky
    propolsky 2 February 2014 10: 41
    +8
    Sorry, eternal memory ...
  12. wolf1945
    wolf1945 2 February 2014 10: 49
    +11
    GREAT MARCHAL OF THE GREAT COUNTRY !!! Born in the dashing 1917, he served his country! soldier
  13. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 2 February 2014 10: 55
    +14
    Eternal memory to the real officer !!! Such people leave ...
  14. 120352
    120352 2 February 2014 11: 09
    +10
    Mourn
    The blessed memory of the real Russian soldier - the hero!
  15. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 2 February 2014 11: 29
    +9
    Eternal memory, with the departure of such people, the era is leaving ...
  16. avt
    avt 2 February 2014 11: 49
    +9
    The generation of Winners is leaving.
    Quote: Yuri11076
    Eternal memory, with the departure of such people, the era is leaving ...

    Exactly . hi
  17. kazssr
    kazssr 2 February 2014 12: 00
    +6
    ETERNAL MEMORY OF HEROES OF WAR hi
  18. Aleksandr65
    Aleksandr65 2 February 2014 12: 03
    +11
    The most unique person went through the whole war from 1941 to 1945, starting with the platoon commander, just one of those lieutenants who had a few fights in their lives ... We will remember!
  19. alone
    alone 2 February 2014 12: 05
    +6
    Condolences to family and friends.
  20. zol1
    zol1 2 February 2014 12: 12
    +11
    Desolation, fussy descendant,
    You are alive today, boy
    Because they’re not alive
    Who saved the life of the Motherland.

    No tears to mourn the loss
    But with your heart know in the link of spring,
    That there is no last soldier
    Great sold country.
    Eternal memory to you, soldier!
  21. moremansf
    moremansf 2 February 2014 12: 18
    +9
    An entire era is leaving, the great victories of the Soviet people, a single community of people who brought up great military leaders, real military generals and marshals ... thanks to them we live on our land and under clear skies ... Eternal memory to these people devotedly devoted to their country !!!
    Condolences to family and friends !!!
  22. Russ69
    Russ69 2 February 2014 12: 49
    +6
    May he rest in peace!!!
  23. igorra
    igorra 2 February 2014 12: 57
    +9
    The great marshals, the great empire, are leaving! Films should be made about them and children should be told, not about clowns! A man really built our army, another one in which it was not a sin to serve, and we proudly wore epaulets, with which the marshal just won!
  24. il grand casino
    il grand casino 2 February 2014 13: 01
    +6
    Earth rest in peace! And condolences to relatives.
  25. Pehmore
    Pehmore 2 February 2014 13: 09
    +8
    Repose his soul, kingdom of heaven to the Conqueror.
  26. sinukvl
    sinukvl 2 February 2014 13: 44
    +4
    People are leaving! I'm so sorry. Eternal memory to him.
  27. Stalker
    Stalker 2 February 2014 13: 44
    +4
    Mourn Everlasting memory. .. soldier
  28. Nick
    Nick 2 February 2014 13: 45
    +4
    EVERLASTING MEMORY! AND GLORY TO HEROES!
  29. qx56v8
    qx56v8 2 February 2014 15: 06
    -6
    Dear experts !!! Please tell me, is it really Mi-8 MTV-2 as some sources say, or is it MTV-5 after all ???
    1. kavad
      kavad 2 February 2014 19: 01
      +1
      Something off topic, like ??
    2. cherkas.oe
      cherkas.oe 2 February 2014 23: 34
      0
      You are snub-nosed, got into the wrong way.
  30. Quartermaster
    Quartermaster 2 February 2014 15: 24
    +5
    Everlasting memory! ...............
  31. tajrov73
    tajrov73 2 February 2014 15: 50
    +4
    an unbreakable alliance would seem to be rallied by the great Russia. I myself am from Kyrgyzstan, but I consider myself a Soviet memory to our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, marshals and soldiers, memory.
  32. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 2 February 2014 16: 05
    +4
    REAL PEOPLE AND MARSHALS Pass away! Eternal memory to you, a soldier of Great Russia!
  33. sspd
    sspd 2 February 2014 16: 29
    +4
    Land in peace and eternal memory!
  34. waisson
    waisson 2 February 2014 16: 37
    +3
    ETERNAL MEMORY OF VASILY IVANOVICH !!! soldier soldier soldier
  35. sichevik
    sichevik 2 February 2014 16: 38
    +5
    THIS MARSHAL !!! He started with a platoon and became the HEAD. EVERLASTING MEMORY!!!
  36. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 2 February 2014 18: 45
    +4
    The kingdom of heaven to you - VASILY IVANOVICH PETROV - warrior of the Great Empire under the name of the USSR! My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
  37. Naum
    Naum 2 February 2014 20: 32
    +1
    He is a soldier of Russia! He was faithful to the homeland and the oath. Everlasting memory!..
  38. soldat50
    soldat50 2 February 2014 20: 44
    +2
    Good memory and never forget such people ever, for all ages!
  39. shelva
    shelva 2 February 2014 20: 59
    +3
    Rest in peace, and a special thank you for Odessa.
  40. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 2 February 2014 23: 26
    +1
    The kingdom of heaven to Vasily Ivanovich and a deep bow. My father was of the same age as Marshal, only his father died in 92, he had 18 wounds, and therefore died early, at the age of 75 (two fragments in the lungs, two in the spine) otherwise I would have lived, my mother is 94-re, two wounds and a shell shock (deaf already) thanks God still alive. There are very few real veterans left, few are all over Russia, it's a pity.
  41. fail8219
    fail8219 3 February 2014 01: 09
    +2
    Everlasting memory!
  42. Red Army of the USSR
    Red Army of the USSR 3 February 2014 02: 02
    +2
    Such People should be carried on hand. Everlasting memory.
  43. yan
    yan 3 February 2014 08: 54
    +1
    The last ones are leaving. Everlasting memory!
  44. 787nkx
    787nkx 3 February 2014 10: 32
    0
    Great people leave with the great era.
  45. qx56v8
    qx56v8 3 February 2014 15: 10
    0
    THANKS FOR THE CONS. I did not expect anything else from you.