Vadim Leonidovich Berezovsky ( March 21, 1929 , Kiev - April 8, 2013 , Severodvinsk ) - Hero of the Soviet Union , Rear Admiral.
|Vadim Leonidovich Berezovsky|
|Date of Birth||March 21, 1929|
|Place of Birth||Kiev |
Ukrainian SSR , USSR
|Date of death||April 8, 2013 (84 years old)|
|Place of death||Severodvinsk , |
Arkhangelsk Region , Russian Federation
|Type of army||Navy|
|Years of service||1948-1989|
|Awards and prizes|
Vadim Berezovsky was born on March 21, 1929 in Kiev in the family of an employee. Ukrainian. He graduated from 10 classes of the Saratov Naval Preparatory School.
In the Navy since 1948 .
In 1952 he graduated from the Black Sea Higher Naval School named after P.S. Nakhimov . In 1954 he joined the Communist Party . He served in the Northern Fleet. He commanded a diesel, and in the early sixties he was appointed commander of the nuclear submarine (nuclear submarine) of project 658 “K-40” (339th separate submarine brigade).
In 1964, it was this ship under the command of V.L. Berezovsky that was the first of the Soviet missile submarine nuclear submarines to enter combat service. From March 14 to April 17, 1964, the submarine took part in the exercises of the USSR Navy "Fencing", held in the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic. Preserving the secrecy of navigation, the K-40 covered 6582.4 miles during the campaign, of which 6553.7 miles were underwater. The crew completed the tasks set by the command successfully, while showing excellent naval training.
In 1966, captain of the 2nd rank Vadim Leonidovich Berezovsky was appointed commander of the lead nuclear submarine under construction of project 667a (serial number 420), which with tactical number "K-137" was included on November 5, 1967 in the combat core of the fleet.
During the construction and testing of this RPK SN, its commander V.L. Berezovsky made a number of rationalization proposals, and on December 14, 1968, removed him from Saida Bay to his first military service, which was completed with an excellent mark on January 29, 1969 .
For the successful fulfillment of the command tasks in the development of new military equipment and the courage and bravery shown by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated March 30, 1970, Captain 1st Rank Berezovsky Vadim Leonidovich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Golden Star medal (No. 10724).
from the award sheet of V. L. Berezovsky :
... During the period of taking the ship [SSBN "K-137"] from industry and conducting state tests by personnel of the submarine under the command of V. Berezovsky, for the first time on this boat project, three missile firing was carried out with new rocket models from underwater position with a different number of missiles in the salvo and six torpedo firing by different types of torpedoes.
In September 1970, Vadim Leonidovich Berezovsky was appointed commander of the 339th separate brigade of nuclear submarines under construction in the Red Banner Northern Fleet. In 1971, he graduated from academic courses at the Naval Academy.
November 4, 1973 the captain of the 1st rank V. L. Berezovsky was awarded the military rank of "Rear Admiral".
In the following years, V.L. Berezovsky was an authorized representative of the Standing Commission for the State Acceptance of Ships, deputy commander of the 11th submarine flotilla of the Red Banner Northern Fleet, and head of the 1st Navy Research Site ( Suurpea ). Since June 1989, Rear Admiral V. L. Berezovsky - in stock, and then retired.
He was awarded the Order of Lenin, orders of the Red Banner, "For Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" 3rd degree, medals.
Since 1992, he lived in the city of Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region .
Vadim Leonidovich Berezovsky died on April 8, 2013 at the age of 84  , was buried in Severodvinsk  .
- Father - Leonid Alexandrovich Berezovsky (1900-1984).
- Mother - Zinaida Vladimirovna Berezovskaya (1902-1990).
- The first wife is Elikanida Alekseevna Berezovskaya (virgin Alferyeva; 1928-1974).
- The second wife is Rimma Egorovna Koshunyaeva (1936-2012).
- Sons: Leonid Vadimovich (b. 1955), Andrei Vadimovich (b. 1961 - died).
- Grandchildren: Svetlana Leonidovna (b. 1977), Vadim Leonidovich (b. 1983), Vasily Leonidovich (b. 1988)  .
- Berezovsky V. L. In places to stand to the ascent! Navy were. - Severodvinsk, 2002 .-- 215 p. - ISBN 5-7536-0115-4 .
- Berezovsky V. L. Admiral gives the go-ahead. Navy were. - Severodvinsk: Severodvinsk Printing House, 2005. - 191 p. - ISBN 5-7536-0148-0 .
- Berezovsky, Vadim Leonidovich . Site " Heroes of the country ".
- The first combat service of the submarine "K-279" - Dedicated.