Konstantin Arseniev

Picture of Konstantin Arseniev

Date of Birth: 02/11/1922

Age: 52

Place of birth: e. Rostovitsy

Citizenship: Russia


Having secondary education, Constantine enters the 1 st Ordzhonikidze Red Banner Infantry School. After graduating in June 1941, he was sent to the South-Western Front in the 333rd Infantry Division. In his role as senior adjutant, who was called "the chief of staff of the battalion", takes part in the fighting in the Donetsk and Kharkiv regions. The division departed, and often the battalion had to cover the retreat. January 22, 1942 Arseniev was seriously wounded and sent to hospital in Stalingrad. After his recovery, was assigned to the 184th Infantry Division, which included, at the end of the war has become Duhovschinskogo Red Banner, Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov, went all the way to combat. The division was fighting on the distant approaches to Stalingrad as part 62y army. Soon Arsenyev appointed commander of an infantry battalion. Under the onslaught of the enemy`s superior forces of the division led a defensive battle in the area of farms Vertyachy, Upper Buzinovka, and then on the northern outskirts of Stalingrad. In these battles, Konstantin Arseniev received a second wound, but continued to command a battalion. When the battle of Stalingrad ended, 184 th Infantry being moved to the Voronezh Front as part of 40th Army. Battalion lieutenant Arseniev has been actively involved in the Belgorod-Kharkov operation. July 14, 1943 he was severely wounded. Sending him to the hospital, comrades admonished: "to receive medical treatment - back in our division." Divisional Commander General Gorodovikov on one of the military council urged the regimental commanders to communicate with the officers, decreasing to the hospital, and to seek their return to his division. From hospital Arsenyev sends a letter to the commander of the regiment, he said that he went on the mend and asks for the head of the hospital to send its request to the division. And now he is back in his battalion in the home division, which with the Voronezh Front was transferred to the 3rd Belorussian, which joined the 5th Army. Once again, the battalion led by the battle his unit participated in the liberation of human Naujamiestis points, Sirvintos and others. In the district of Sirvintos October 17, 1944 received the third wound was treated in a field hospital, from where it can be said, fled to the division. Now the rank of Captain Arsenyev became deputy komandirapolka. Worries and troubles increased. It is necessary to visit each of the battalions, and most importantly - always be where the fate of the battle. January 31, 1945 on the outskirts of Konigsberg, when the end of the war seemed to be just around the corner , Captain Arsenyev gets the fifth injury - luckily easy. He falls for a cure in the field mobile hospital from which to 184y infantry was on the doorstep, so in March returned to his division. It is at this time, how to express themselves in offensive combat, preparing for a long journey. Finally, shelves and all the services division were loaded into echelons, began a long movement to the east. Although the command division, who knew the destination, it is not reported to anyone, many soldiers and officers suspected that they were going on a new front, that they, who defeated fascism, is still overcome and Japanese militarism. The division is in the same 5th Army, he became part of the 1st Far Eastern Front and was fighting on Mudantszyanskom direction. In the short term it was defeated elite troops of the Kwantung Army.

During the war Konstantin Arsenyev participated in the battles in the South-West, Stalingrad, Don, West, Voronezh, the 3rd Belorussian and 1st Far Eastern fronts.

After the war he served in the Primorsky, the Volga, the Transcaucasian Military District, in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, in the Southern Group of Forces, as well as at the headquarters of the United States armed forces of the Warsaw Treaty in various positions. In 1951 he graduated from the Military Academy named after MV Frunze in 1961 - the General Staff Academy. Starting a war lieutenant Konstantin completed service in the Soviet Army in 1982 with the rank of lieutenant general. After that he worked 8 years at one of the Moscow companies.

In addition to the title of the Order of the Patriotic War I level, Konstantin was awarded the Red Banner Order of Alexander Nevsky, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, World War I degree, two Orders of the Patriotic War II degree, three Orders of Red Star, the Order "For Service to Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces" III of degree, Order of the Hungarian "Peace and Friendship" medal "For Service in battle", "For defense of Stalingrad", "For the capture of Koenigsberg" and many others.

Lives in Moscow