- Hazi Aslanov
Infobox Military Person
name= Azi Aslanov
January 22, 1910– January 24, 1945
Lankaran, Russian Empire
serviceyears= 1929 - 1945
commands= 10th Motor Transport Bataillon, 35th Tank Brigade (3rd Guards Mechanized Corps), 55th Detached Tank Bataillon (2nd Guards Army)
Winter War, Battle of Moscow, Battle of Stalingrad
September 26, 1942and February 3, 1944- Order of the Red Star;
November 15, 1942, July 3, 1944and January 7, 1945- Order of the Red Banner;
December 22, 1942- Order of Leninand Gold Star;
April 15, 1943- Order of Alexander Nevskiy;
July 22, 1944- 2nd class Order of Suvorov;
January 27, 1945- 1st class Order of the Great Patriotic War(posthumously);
June 21, 1991- Order of Lenin and the second Gold Star(posthumously).
laterwork= Hazi Ahad oglu Aslanov (Azeri: Həzi Əhəd oğlu Aslanov, Azeri Cyrillic: Һəзи Aслaнoв, Russian: Ази Асланов;
January 22, 1910, Lankaran— January 24, 1945, Latvia) was an Azerbaijani Major-Generalof the Soviet armoured troopsduring World War II. Aslanov was awarded twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
Aslanov graduated from the Transcaucasian Preparatory Military School in
Baku, Leningrad Cavalry School and passed courses in the Military Academy of Armoured Troops. He began his Red Armyservice in 1929 and took part in the Soviet-Finnish War(1939-1940). In the beginning of the Soviet-German War (1941) Aslanov was in the 10th Soviet Tank Division and met his first battle in the town of Zlochev. Then he participated in the battles for Moscow and Stalingrad against Field Marshal Manstein. Tank brigade under his command run from Stalingradthrough Borisovo, Vileyka, and Minskto Vilniusand Rigaand participated in battles of Rostov and Taganrog. The 35th Tank Brigade commanded by him liberated the town Pleshinitsy.
On 24 January 1945 he was killed in a battle in Latvia.
A subway station and a street in
Bakuwere named after him.
Azi Aslanov received his first star in 1943 for the heroism in Stalingrad. The second one was supposed to be given for the cross of Berezino river, under the recommendation of
General of the Army Ivan Chernyakhovsky, but because of discriminatory treatment he got it posthumously, 46 years later, in 1991, after a special appeal by Azerbaijani " intelligentsia" to Gorbachev.
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