Vladimir Istomin

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Vladimir Istomin
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Vladimir Istomin
Born (1810-02-09)9 February 1810
Lipovka, Moksha, Russian Empire
Died 7 March 1855(1855-03-07) (aged 45)
Lomovka, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch  Imperial Russian Navy
Years of service 1823–1855
Rank Rear admiral
Battles/wars

Greek War of Independence

Crimean War

Awards Order of St. George
Order of St. Vladimir
Order of Saint Anna
Order of St. Stanislaus

Vladimir Ivanovich Istomin (Владимир Иванович Истомин in Russian) (9 (21) February 1810 – 7 (19) March 1855) was a Russian rear admiral (1853) and hero of the Siege of Sevastopol.

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.