Obituary Mikhail A. Moiseev

18. Dezember 2022

It is with deep sadness that we bid farewell today to the Chairman of the Russian Union of Veterans, General Mikhail Alexeyevich Moiseev. He died a few weeks before his 84th birthday.
Mikhail A. Moiseev was in the army all his life. Marked by the experience of the Nazi-German invasion and the Great Patriotic War, which also tore gaps in his family, he decided to join the ranks of the Soviet Army. At the end of his career, he was Inspector General of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. When he retired from active service, he remained socially active, was elected as a constituency deputy to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and assumed responsibility as chairman of the Russian Veterans Union. He participated active in the reorganization of the federation in recent years. The Russian Union of Veterans paid tribute to him as a great son of the USSR and Russia, a true patriot who devoted his entire life to the service of the Fatherland.

As Chairman of the Russian Union of Veterans, he also assumed responsibilities in the FIR. In 2013, the 16th FIR Congress in Sofia elected him vice-president of the organization. He was one of the engines of the «international anti-fascist conferences» and represented the Russian Union of Veterans and the FIR at various commemorative events. When he had to step down for health reasons in 2019, the delegates appointed him a member of the honorary presidium. Also in this function, he took over further tasks in the sense of the common anti-fascist work, by maintaining the contacts to the successor federations of the former Soviet war veterans’ federation.

General Mikhail A. Moiseev

The Russian Veterans Association proposed Mikhail A. Moiseev as an laureate of the Michel Vanderborght Award. Since the ceremony had to be moved to 2023, he could not see in live this tribute.
The FIR expresses its deepest sympathy to his family and comrades in arms in the Russian Union of Veterans. The FIR and its member federations will keep an honorable memory of him.