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Vasily Ivanovich Petrov
January 15, 1917|
Chernolesskoye village, Stavropol Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||February 1, 2014
|Years of service||1939-1992|
|Rank||Marshal of the Soviet Union|
|Commands held||Far East Military District
Soviet Ground Forces
|Battles/wars||World War II, Ogaden War|
Petrov was born on 15 January 1917 in Chernolesskoye, Stavropol Governorate. Petrov joined the Red Army in 1939 and completed the lieutenant's course in 1941.
In the late 1970s, Petrov served as a military advisor to the Ethiopian Army. He was assigned to assist and rebuild the force during the Ogaden War.
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