Mansur Abdulin

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Mansur Gizatulovich Abdulin (Мансур Гизатулович Абдулин; September 14, 1923 – 2007)[1] was a Soviet memoirist and soldier who was decorated for his efforts during World War II.

Born in Sukhoi, Kemerovo Oblast in 1923, Abdulin worked as a gold miner before the war. He entered the army as a volunteer after the attack by Nazi Germany on Soviet Union. He fought in the Battle of Stalingrad as a member of the 1034th rifle regiment of the 193rd later renamed to the 66th Guards Rifle Division. He later fought in the Battle of Kursk and battles on the Dniepr River, where he was wounded and later demobilised. He served as a mortar crew and an infantryman and received an Order of the Red Star.

After the war, he wrote Red Road from Stalingrad (ISBN 1-84415-145-X). Later, after recovery from the wounds, he returned to his mining profession..

Abdulin was a resident of Orenburg Oblast until his death in 2007.