Ivan Bagramyan was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin. He was the second non-Slavic military officer, after Latvian Max Reyter, to become a commander of a Front during World War II. He is widely regarded as a national hero in theSoviet Union and continues to hold such esteemed status among Armenians.
About Ivan Bagramyan in brief
Ivan Bagramyan was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin. He was the second non-Slavic military officer, after Latvian Max Reyter, to become a commander of a Front during World War II. He is widely regarded as a national hero in theSoviet Union, and continues to hold such esteemed status among Armenians. His father, Khachatur, went to work all day at the railway station in Yelisavetpol, while his mother, Mariam, stayed at home to take care of her seven children. He graduated with honors from the railway technical institute located in Tiflis in 1912. In 1915 he was accepted as a volunteer by the Russian Army as a private to the Akhaltsikhe Regiment of the 2nd Caucasus Expeditionary Corps, which was sent to dislodge the Ottomans in Persia. After the war, he served as a deputy of the Supreme Soviets of the Latvians and Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic and was a regular attendee of the Party Congresses. In 1952, he became a candidate for entry into the Central Committee and, in 1961, was inducted as a full member. He died in 1982 at the age of 83. He leaves behind a wife and four children. His son, Hovhannes, is a well-known author and author of several books on the history of the Armenian people and the Caucasus. He also served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Russian Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His daughter is the author of a book on the Armenian diaspora in the United States and Canada, entitled “The Other Side of the Caucasus: The Story of the Armenians in the U.S. and the Other Side Of The Caucasus” (2000). He is also the founder of the Armenia-Armenia Foundation, which promotes the development of Armenian culture and culture in the region. His great-great-grandson is the former Russian Prime Minister, Alexei Bagramyans, who died in office in 2007 at age 93. He has a son, Vanya, who is a prominent Russian-Argentine politician. He served in the Soviet Army during the Second World War. He fought in the Battle of Asadabad, where he was awarded the Order of the Red Cross for his bravery. He later served as chief of staff of the 1st Baltic Front, which pushed German forces out of the Baltic republics. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1941, becoming a member only in 1941. He went on to become one of the most senior Armenian officers in the Russian military. He retired from the Soviet army in 1971. He wrote a book about the experiences of his time in the Caucasus, which he called “the most important book of my life” (1998). He died of a heart attack in his sleep in his home in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on September 21, 1982.