Valery Baranov (soldier)

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Not to be confused with Valery Baranov (politician).
Valery Baranov
Colonel General Valery Petrovich Baranov.jpg
Native name Валерий Петрович Баранов
Born (1948-11-16) 16 November 1948 (age 68)
Tashla, Tashlinsky District, Orenburg Oblast, Soviet Union
Allegiance

Soviet Union

Russia
Service/branch

Soviet Army

Russian Internal Troops
Years of service 1966–2008
Rank Colonel general
Commands held

2nd Guards Tank Division
55th Army Corps

Joint Group of Forces in the North Caucasus
Battles/wars Second Chechen War
Awards

Order of Courage
Order of Military Merit

Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR 3rd class

Valery Petrovich Baranov (Russian: Валерий Петрович Барановl; born 16 November 1948) is a retired Russian Internal Troops colonel general.

Baranov was born on November 16, 1948 in Orenburg region. He graduated from the Kazan' tank college (1970), the academy armored troops (1978), the academy of General Staff (1988), the academy of civil service with the President RF (1998).[1]

Baranov served as the deputy commander-in-chief of Moscow military district forces on the combat training and as the deputy commander-in-chief of forces North-Caucasian military district from July 2000 to October 2001. He commanded the united group of the troops in the North-Caucasian region since August 2002.[2]

He held the post of the deputy commander-in-chief of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia since September 2003 until May 2004.

On May 9, 2004 former commander of Joint Group of Forces in the Chechen Republic during the Second Chechen War lost a leg during the assassination of Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russian Federation.

Baranov retired in 2008. He participated in the writing of the 12-volume Great Patriotic War history Великая Отечественная война 1941—1945 годов (English: History of the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945). Baranov helped write the book История внутренних войск (English: History of the Internal Troops).[3]

He is married and has two children and one granddaughter.[4]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandrov, Igor (28 July 2005). "Валерий Баранов снова в форме" [Valery Baranov again in the form]. Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Reshuffle of Military Top Brass in Chechnya". Gazeta.ru. 3 August 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Yeliseyeva, Marina (15 November 2013). "Рубежи генерала Баранова" [Lines of General Baranov]. Krasnaya Zvezda (in Russian). Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Scott and Scott, Russian Military Directory 2004, pp.162, 239