Marshal Dmitry Yazov was buried at the military memorial cemetery

To Marshal in the last path came more than a thousand people – mostly his relatives, friends and colleagues. Gave homage to the famed military leader and veteran defense Minister of Russia Sergei Shoigu, his Deputy and the members of the Collegium of the Ministry of defense.

Photo: Nikolay Akimov, Vladimir Zavyalov / TASS What was Marshal Dmitry Yazov

From the hall for a farewell the coffin Yazov, accompanied by a guard of honor was taken to the cemetery on a gun carriage, which carried the armored car “Tiger”. Deputy defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov told to the daughter of Marshal of the Russian flag that was covering the coffin. The body is then Yazov gave the land mourning under the volleys of artillery salute.

the ceremony of farewell to Dmitry Timofeyevich defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reminded that Yazov life devoted to military service, has passed a way from cadet to the Minister of defence. According to Shoigu, he was a man, who all this time remained dedicated to his craft, his country and everything that represents the history of the Russian state and the Soviet Union. From the various posts, Yazov traveled all over the country, protecting its interests and objectives abroad. “In a very difficult time, he did not betray me, – said the Minister. – Today we can confidently say, in any case, I am absolutely convinced of this, this person is included in the history of our country. And it is history of our country.”

One of the most prominent generals of the Soviet Armed forces called Yazov, chief of staff Valery Gerasimov. He recalled that Mr Kalashnikov was credited with a year to go off to fight in the Great Patriotic war and was wounded twice. Yazov remembered Gerasimov not only as very demanding of themselves and subordinates to the commander, who until the end of the runl his duty. He was also versatile and a highly erudite person, he knew a lot of poetry and he wrote poems, wrote many books. “All who served at the time when Yazov was a commander and Minister of defense, consider themselves his students,” said the chief of staff.

“Marshal Dmitri T. Yazov is a person included in the history of our country. And this is the story of our country”

And the Ambassador of Cuba in Russia Gerardo Penalver Portal remembered about the Cuban period in the life of Yazov. He came at a very tense moment in 1962, in the midst of the Cuban missile crisis Dmitry Timofeevich was in command on the island 400th motorized rifle regiment and, according to the Ambassador, was very close and dear friend of the Cuban people. He was respected and loved for the high military training, modesty, simplicity, and the pursuit of peace.

Timofeevich Dmitry Yazov was born on 8 November 1924 in the village Azovo Omsk region. In 1942 he graduated from the Moscow infantry school. The Supreme Council of the RSFSR, in 1956, received a “red” diploma of the Military Academy. M. V. Frunze in 1967 graduated from the Academy of the General staff.

Putin expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Yazov

In the years 1942-1945 Yazov commanded a rifle platoon and then a company on the Volkhov and Leningrad fronts. Participated in the defense of Leningrad, liberated the Baltics. After the Victory remained in the ranks, he was Deputy battalion commander in the Leningrad military district. Has grown to the commander of the Central group of Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia. From November 1980 to June 1984, he led the troops of the Central Asian military district. Repeatedly traveled to Afghanistan, where they were fighting formed to SAVO units

In may 1987ode Yazov was appointed Minister of defense of the Soviet Union. Three years later he was awarded the title of Marshal of the Soviet Union – he became the last Soviet military commander who was the highest military rank. Dmitry Timofeevich was awarded two orders of Lenin, order of October Revolution, red banner, Patriotic war I degree, red Star, “For service to Motherland in the USSR armed forces” III degree, many foreign orders. In 2004 he was awarded the Russian order of Honour. In 2009 – the order “For merits before Fatherland” IV degree. In 2020, for the big contribution to development of veteran movement and active participation in military-Patriotic education of youth Yazov received the order “For merits before Fatherland” III degree.

Dmitry Timofeyevich was made an honorary citizen of the Omsk region, in the regional center there is a bust of him.