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|Andrei Leonidovich Krasov|
January 27, 1967 |
Zemlyanka, Orenburg Oblast
|Allegiance|| Soviet Union
|Years of service||1988 —|
|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.
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.