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 293rd Rifle Division, which was renamed as the 66th Guards Rifle Division on Jan. 21, 1943. 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 member of a mortar crew and an infantryman and received an Order of the Red Star.

In 1985, he published 160 страниц из солдатского дневника (160 pages from the diary of a soldier), which was based on his diary. [2]

After recovery from the wounds, he returned to his mining profession. After the war, he wrote Red Road from Stalingrad (ISBN 1-84415-145-X) which was published in English in 2004.

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


  1. ^ "Абдулин Мансур Гизатулович | Бессмертный полк" [Abdullin Mansur Gizatulovich - Immortal Regiment]. (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  2. ^ Abdullin, Mansour (1985). 160 страниц из солдатского дневника [160 pages from the diary of a soldier] (in Russian). Moscow: Young Guard.