Yerevan hosted celebration of Admiral Ivan Isakov's 105th birth anniversary

PanARMENIAN.Net - On the occasion of the 105th birth anniversary of USSR Navy Admiral Ivan Isakov, RA Defense Minister, as well as veterans of Great Patriotic War, Headquarter servicemen of Armenian army and NGO representatives laid flower wreaths on hero's monument.



Isakov was not only a talented commander, but also an outstanding scholar, and held top posts after being injured, RA Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said.



Ivan Isakov (Hovhasnnes Isahakyan) was born on August 22, 1894. Descending from a family of railwayman, he studied mathematics and engineering in Tiflis. Beginning 1917, he participated in World War I on the Baltic Fleet. Later he was navy commander in Baltic and Black Seas, held different headquarter posts and taught in military academy. In 1937-38, Isakov was commander in Baltic Fleet.In 1938-50, he served as Deputy Head of Navy Commissar and then - in 1941-43 and 1946-50 - Head of General Navy Headquarters. Later, Isakov became Deputy Head of Navy Chief Commissar and Deputy Minister of Navy.



On October 4, 1942, Isakov was injured during Novorosiysk operation. After foot amputation, he became invalid but continued to work in Navy after receiving treatment.



By USSR Supreme Council's decision dated May 5 ,1965 Ivan Isakov was conferred with the title of Soviet Union Hero. He was awarded 6 orders of Lenin, 3 orders of Red Banner, 2 first class orders of Ushakov as well as first class orders of Patriotic War, Red Star and a number of foreign orders.



Isakov died on October 11, 1967.
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