Andrey Vlasov Biography
(Soviet Red Army General and Nazi Collaborator During World War II)
Birthday: September 14, 1901 (Virgo)
Born In: Lomakino, Russia
Andrey Vlasov was a Russian general of the ‘Red Army,’ who served during World War II. Born in Lomakino in the Russian Empire, Andrey grew up in a middle-class family. His father was belonged to a group of peasants (named “kulak”). Andrey initially studied in a Russian Orthodox seminary. The Russian Revolution left a great impression on his young mind and he joined the ‘Red Army’ in 1919, at the age of 18. In 1930, he joined the ‘Communist Party’ of the Soviet Union. He went to China as a military advisor, on his party’s behalf, in 1938. He returned to Moscow in 1939, a few months before the start of World War II, in which he ended up playing a key role. In 1941, he played a major role in defending Kiev and Moscow against the Germans. However, in July 1942, he was captured by the ‘Nazis.’ While in German captivity, Andrey sided with the Germans and was appointed as a general to fight against his own ‘Red Army,’ raising a ‘Russian Liberation Army.’ He was captured and handed over to the Soviets. He was then tried and hanged for high treason.