Vladimir Fedorovich Vladimirov

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Vladimir Fedorovich Vladimirov
Native name Владимир Фёдорович Владимиров
Born 9 July 1914
Golovino village, Moscow Governorate, Russian Empire
Died December 1943
near Rechitsa, Gomel Region, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1941–1943
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 37th Guards Rifle Division

Vladimir Fedorovich Vladimirov (Russian: Владимир Фёдорович Владимиров; 9 July 1914 – December 1943) was a Red Army Lieutenant during World War II and a Hero of the Soviet Union. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin for his actions during the Battle of the Dnieper. Vladimirov was killed in action during December 1943.[1][2]

Early life

Vladimirov was born on 9 July 1914 in Golovino village in Moscow Governorate to a working-class family. After completing primary education, Vladimirov became a worker at the Moscow Machine-Building Factory in 1930. In 1938, he became a turner in the mechanical workshops of the North River Terminal.[1][2][3]

World War II

In October 1941, Vladimirov was drafted into the Red Army. From November, he fought in the Battle of Moscow. Vladimirov graduated from courses for junior lieutenants in 1942 and became a platoon commander in the 118th Guards Rifle Regiment. After being seriously wounded in battles around Smolensk, he recovered after three months. Vladmimirov became a company commander in the same regiment. During the fall of 1943, he crossed the Desna and Sozh Rivers during the Chernigov-Pripyat Offensive. On 12 September, he helped defeat the headquarters of a German infatry regiment.[1][2][3]

Vladimirov fought in the Battle of the Dnieper. On 21 October, he led his company across the Dnieper, pushed German infantry out of their trenches and captured a bridgehead. The company reportedly repulsed eight counterattacks and captured the villages of Isakovich and Stradubka. He was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky on 28 October.[4] Vladimirov was killed in action during December 1943, probably between the 20th and 26th, while fighting near the village of Karpovka (near Rechitsa) in the Gomel Region of the Belorussian SSR. On 15 January 1944, he was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union[5] and the Order of Lenin for his leadership during the Dnieper crossing.[1][2][3]


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  4. Order No. 210 of the 65th Army, 28 Oct 1943, available online at pamyat-naroda.ru
  5. Hero of the Soviet Union citation available online at pamyat-naroda.ru