Mikhail Ankudinov

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Mikhail Tikhonovich Ankudinov
BornSeptember 9, 1905
Bogorodskoye, Tetyushinsky Uyezd, Kazan Governorate
DiedJanuary 1974
AllegianceSoviet Union Soviet Union
Service/branchRed Army / Soviet Army
Years of service1925 - 1963
Commands held

Mikhail Tikhonovich Ankudinov (September 9, 1905 – January 1974[1]) was a Soviet military intelligence officer during World War II. He served as head of the intelligence directorate of the Leningrad Military District in 1950-1962 and retired from the Soviet Army as a lieutenant-general in 1963.


Mikhail Ankudinov was born in 1905 and joined the Red Army and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1925.[2]

He graduated from an infantry school in 1928 and an armored troops' course in 1932. He graduated from the Frunze Military Academy in Moscow in 1937 and served with the intelligence section of the Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army staff in the Soviet Far East from June 1938 to December 1939.[2]

He next served as a deputy chief of intelligence section for the staff of the 2nd Red Banner Army, also in the Far East, from December 1939 to August 1940, and deputy chief of intelligence for the Far Eastern Front from August 1940 until February 1941, when he became the chief officer of the intelligence section of the staff of the 15th Army.[2]

A major-general after the war, he sered as the chief of the Intelligence Directorate of the Leningrad Military District staff in 1950-1962.[2]

He reached the rank of lieutenant-general during his Leningrad Military District intelligence service in 1957 and retired from the Soviet Army in 1963.[2]

Lieutenant-General Ankudinov died in 1974.



  1. ^ http://www.hrono.ru/biograf/bio_a/ankudinovmt.php
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Lurye, V. M. & V. Ya. Kochik (2002). GRU: Dela i Lyudi. Moscow: OLMA. pp. 136. ISBN 5-224-03528-7. ‹See Tfd›(in Russian)