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Famed veteran Valentin Varennikov did not live up to the Victory Day

May 6 2009

On the 84th, died, Army General, Hero of the Soviet Union Valentin Varennikov. On the eve learned that veteran state of health did not take part in ceremonies to mark the 64 th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War. The general held a rehabilitation treatment in a hospital named after Burdenko made in January this year, a complex operation.

Valentin Ivanovich Varennikov - a veteran of World War II, Standard Bearer of Victory, a Hero of the Soviet Union. Also participated in the military developments in Angola, Syria, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. The main organizer of the work of military units in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident. Served as the Deputy Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces for ten years (among them - 4,5 years in Afghanistan), Commander of Ground Forces, the Deputy Minister of Defence of the USSR.

Twice elected a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, three times - the Supreme Soviet and People's Deputies. Was a member of the CPSU Central Committee. In the case of the State Emergency Committee in August 1991 he was arrested. In February 1994, an amnesty, but amnesty is not accepted and insisted on the court. Russia's Supreme Court acquitted him. General Prosecutor's Office appealed the decision of the court. Presidium of the Supreme Court of the RF re-tried and acquitted upheld.

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