Anatoly Zinevich

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Anatoly Zinevich
Born 1932
Soviet Union Khmelnytskyi, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Died August 1, 2000(2000-08-01)
Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Years of service 1953-1997
Rank General-Lieutenant
Commands held Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army
Battles/wars Soviet war in Afghanistan
Nagorno-Karabakh War

Anatoly Vladimirovich Zinevich (Ukrainian: Анатолій Володимирович Зіневич) (born 1932, Khmelnytskyi, Ukrainian SSR - August 1, 2000, Yerevan) was a Soviet, and later Armenian General-Lieutenant of Ukrainian origin, for whom "Armenia became the second homeland",[1] one of the commanders of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army.


In 1953 he entered Proskurov tank school, then he finished the Frunze Military Academy and the highest academical courses for the USSR leadership. He had served in Afghanistan, Somalia and Ethiopia. In 1992-97 he occupied different positions at the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army, was the First deputy commander of Army. Since 1997 Anatoly Zinevich had been the deputy Minister of Defence of Armenia.

In memory of Zinevich, a street is named after him in Stepanakert.[2]


  • "General-Leytenant Anatoli Zinevich", 2000, Yerevan, 30 min., dir. A. Gevorkyan.[3]

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  1. ^ Ministry of Defense of Armenia, Historical Overview
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  3. ^ Армянские Видеофильмы