Vladimir Shuralyov

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Vladimir Shuralyov
Native nameВладимир Михайлович Шуралёв
Born3 April 1935
Kovrov, Vladimir Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died2 March 2020(2020-03-02) (aged 84)
Moscow, Russia
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchSoviet Army
Russian Army
Years of service1955–1992
RankArmy General
Commands held8th Tank Army
2nd Guards Tank Army
Belorussian Military District
Vystrel course
AwardsOrder of Honour
Order of Lenin
Order of the October Revolution
Order of the Red Star
Order "For Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" Third Class
Patriotic Order of Merit in Gold

Vladimir Mikhailovich Shuralyov (Russian: Владимир Михайлович Шуралёв; 3 April 1935 – 2 March 2020) was a Soviet-Russian military officer. He was an army general.

From 1989 he was representative of the commander-in-chief of the Warsaw Pact armed forces in the National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic, and in 1990 became a Deputy Minister of Defence and Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Defence. His final active role was to command the Vystrel higher officer courses, before his retirement in 1992.

Shuralyov was hit by a van outside his home in Moscow on 1 March 2020.[1] He died the next day from his injuries, aged 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Бывший замминистра обороны СССР Шуралев погиб в ДТП" (in Russian). Russia Today. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. "Советский генерал скончался после наезда на него иномарки в Москве" (in Russian). Izvestia. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.