Andrei Krasov

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Andrei Leonidovich Krasov
Born (1967-01-27) January 27, 1967 (age 51)
Zemlyanka, Orenburg Oblast
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Years of service 1988 —
Rank Colonel
Unit 76th Airborne Division
Commands held 234th Guards airborne rgt
Battles/wars 2008 South Ossetia war
Other work Hero of the Russian Federation,
Order of Military Merit,
Order of Honour...

Andrei Leonidovich Krasov (Андрей Леонидович Красов; born January 27, 1967) is a Russian Airborne Troops Colonel and a Hero of the Russian Federation. He is currently the commander of Ryazan Airborne Troops Command Academy.


Andrei Krasov was born on January 27, 1967 in Zemlyanka, Orenburg Oblast of RSFSR. In 1988, he graduated from Ryazan Airborne Troops Institute. Andrei Krasov began his military service in the 106th Guards Airborne Division, where he served until getting the position of commander of airborne battalion.

After finishing Frunze Academy in 2005, Andrei Krasov became the commander of the 234th Guards airborne regiment. In 2008, he was deputy commander of the 76th Airborne Division.

Colonel Krasov participated in combat operations during 2008 Georgian campaign. During the war, he was a commander of one of the battalion tactical task forces. His battalion was in vanguard of Gori offensive and engaged with Georgian 1st mechanized brigade. On August 13 they have captured Georgian military base nearby the city of Gori. On September 5, 2008 Andrei Krasov was awarded Hero of the Russian Federation.

In January 2010 he became the commander of Ryazan Airborne Troops Command School.

In September–October 2010 Krasov was criticised by Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov for ordering the demolition of a small wooden Church.[1][2]


  1. ^ Oleg Artyukov in Pravda 22 October 2010 Retrieved 30 November 2010
  2. ^ Moscow Times 19 October 2010 Archived April 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 30 November 2010