Yerevan hosted celebration of Admiral Ivan Isakov’s 105th birth
22.08.2009 13:00 GMT+04:00
/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
Isakov died on October 11, 1967.