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9 February 1810|
Lipovka, Moksha, Russian Empire
|Died||7 March 1855
Lomovka, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire
|Service/branch||Imperial Russian Navy|
|Years of service||1823–1855|
|Awards||Order of St. George
Order of St. Vladimir
Order of Saint Anna
Order of St. Stanislaus
In 1827, Vladimir Istomin graduated from the Naval College. That same year, he then took part in the Battle of Navarino and later in the blockade of the Dardanelles (1828-1829). In 1836, Istomin was transferred from the Baltic Fleet to the Black Sea Fleet. In 1850, he was appointed commander of the battleship Paris (Париж), which would participate in the Battle of Sinop in 1853. During the siege of Sevastopol, Vladimir Istomin was in charge of the defense of the Malakhov Mound (Малахов курган) and nearby redoubts, setting an example of bravery and tenacity. He was killed by a cannonball on the Kamchatka redoubt on March 7, 1855.
Vladimir Istomin was buried in the Admirals' Burial Vault in Sevastopol.
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