Vladimir Yegorov

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Vladimir Yegorov
Native name Владимир Григорьевич Егоров
Born (1938-11-26)November 26, 1938 (age 78)
Service/branch Soviet Navy, Russian Navy
Years of service 1961–1992
Rank Admiral
Commands held Baltic Fleet
Other work governor of Kaliningrad Oblast 2001–2005

Vladimir Grigor'evich Yegorov (Russian: Владимир Григорьевич Егоров) was the governor of Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia in 2001–2005. He was Admiral commanding the Baltic Fleet before he became governor. He was born in Moscow in 1938.[1]

Naval service[edit]

Yegorov with Putin in July 2000

Yegorov was born in Moscow in 1938, after completing high school he worked as a lathe operator in a factory in Leningrad before entering the M.V. Frunze Higher Naval School. Yegorov graduated with the gold medal in 1962 and joined the Northern Fleet. In 1964 he transferred to the Baltic fleet and was torpedo officer on a destroyer. He completed the higher officers course in 1971 and commanded the Krivak class frigate Bditelnny and the Kashin class destroyer Obraztsovy. Between 1974 and 1984 Yegorov commanded squadrons of destroyers and a flotilla of missile boats of the Baltic Fleet. In 1984 he completed the General Staff Academy and was subsequently base commander at Baltiysk and commander of the Soviet Mediterranean squadron of the Black Sea Fleet. Yegorov was promoted to Admiral and commanded the Baltic Fleet from 1991.


Yegorov was elected Governor of the Kaliningrad Oblast in November 2000, defeating incumbent Governor Leonid Gorbenko in the gubernatorial election.[2] Yegorov's candidacy was supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin.[2] He retired from office in 2005.

Yegorov was seriously injured in a car accident on 7 May 2009 Ref

Yegorov is an honorary citizen of Kaliningrad and an honorary member of the Swedish Royal Marine Society. He is also an honorary member of the St Petersburg Maritime Council and the Society of Military Attaches.

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 6, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2013. , undated (accessed 2 February 2007)
  2. ^ a b Huisman, Sander (March 2002). "A new European Union policy for Kalinigrad" (PDF). Institute for Security Studies. Retrieved 2010-08-10.