Ivan Pozharsky, Hero of Soviet Union
27 August 1905|
Ardatov, Russian Empire
7 August 1938 (aged 32)|
near Khasan Lake, USSR
He was born in 1905 in Ardatov, now Mordovia. He served in the Red Army as a military commissar. He died in Battle of Lake Khasan near Zaozyornaya Sopka and Khasan Lake after being wounded while rallying his men to attack. Pozharsky continued to fight despite his wounds and died at the height of the battle. He was buried in Kraskino (now Khasansky District). District and village in Primorsky Krai, and streets in a few Russian cities, were named after him.
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