Aleksandr RODIMTSEV, USSR Guards Lieutenant- General. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner; Order of Patriotic War, Class I and П; other orders and medals; twice Hero of Soviet Union.
attended Courses for Red Commanders; late 1930’s graduated Frunze Military Academy; 1949 graduated Voroshilov Higher General Staff Academy
1936-1938 posted to Spain for combat in Spanish Civil War. 1942, as commander of 13th Guards Division, took part in defense of Stalingrad. 1958 headed Soviet military delegation Albania.
Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1950 convocation. Fought in Red Army ranks in Civil War. Since 1941 commander of the rifle division which in 1942 was named the “13th Guards Division” for outstanding performance in battle.
At end of World War II Commander, 32nd Rifle Corps. 1956 Military Attach^ to Albania. 1957 Deputy Commander, Northern Military District.