Igor Vladimirovich Kassatonov

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Admiral Kassatonov during a US-Russian exercise in June 1994

Igor Vladimirovich Kassatonow ( Russian Игорь Владимирович Касатонов ; born February 10, 1939 in Vladivostok ) is a Russian admiral and was in command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet (1991–1992) as well as deputy commander in chief of the Russian naval fleet (1992–1999).


Military career

Kassatonow, son of the Soviet Fleet Admiral Vladimir Kassatonow , joined in 1956 after graduating from junior high school in the Sevastopol Nakhimov Military Academy of the Soviet Seekriegsflotte , which he graduated in the specialization missile armament with "distinction" 1960th He began his service as a lieutenant in the Black Sea Fleet on the destroyer Gnewny in the role of commander of a missile battery. In absentia, he graduated from the Sevastopol tool-making factory in 1966 and became a candidate for science . In 1967 he successfully completed higher special courses for officers and from 1969 became the commander of the Great U-Hunter Proworny . In 1972 he successfully completed the Naval War Academy , then became commander of the Great U-fighter Ochakov and was promoted to frigate captain early . From 1975 to 1977 and from 1979, after graduating from the Voroshilov General Staff Academy , he served as chief of staff and in 1980 was deployed as commander of the 30th U-Fighter Division of the Black Sea Fleet. From April 1982 to April 1988 he commanded the Kola mixed forces flotilla of the Northern Fleet . From April 9, 1988 to September 14, 1991 he served as 1st Deputy Admiral Gromov , the commander of the Northern Fleet. Kassatonov directed the first visit by Soviet warships to the United States since World War II . From 1991 to 1992 he commanded the Black Sea Fleet and then found a job as 1st Deputy Commander in Chief of the Russian Naval Navy. He has been retired since 1999.

Kassatonow is married and has two sons in addition to a daughter who are officers in the Russian naval fleet.

Political activity

From October to December 1992 Kassatonow ran in by-elections for Novorossiysk as the representative of Russia. From March to April 1997 he was director of the Russian State Military-Historical Cultural Center at the Government of the Russian Federation (Russian Росвоенцентр). In April 1997, by decree of the President , he was confirmed as a member of the National Committee for the Implementation of the Year of Human Rights in the Russian Federation. He became head of the social organization "Russian Naval Assembly" (Russian "Российское морское собрание") and a member of the Petrovsk Academy of Sciences and Arts.

In 2001 he ran for the post of governor of the Primorye region . However, he later withdrew his candidacy without giving reasons.



Kassatonow is the author of 15 non-fiction books on the history of the naval war fleet. He also published numerous scientific papers. Published in Russian and others. a. the following works:

  • Komandui u flotom: SG Gorshkov i ego admiraly na Chernom more v period kholodnoĭ voĭny . Andreevskiĭ flag, Moscow 2004, ISBN 5-9553-0033-3 .
  • Černomorskaja ėskadra 1940–1961. učastie v Velikoj Otečestvennoj vojne; zakat ėry linejnych korablej . A2-A4, Moscow 2007, ISBN 978-5-9798000-2-8 , pp. 772 .
  • Flot vykhodit v okean: povest ʹ ob admirale flota VA Kasatonove . Astra-Li︠u︡ks, Saint Petersburg 1995, ISBN 5-87499-014-3 .
  • IV Kasatonov; Vladimir Ûl'evič Gribovskij; et al: Tri veka rossijskogo flota: v treh tomah . Logos, Saint Petersburg 1996, ISBN 5-87288-115-0 .

Web links

Commons : Igor Kasatonov  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Great Biographical Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 27, 2014 (Russian).
  2. ИГОРЬ КАСАТОНОВ ВЫБЫЛ ИЗ ПРЕДВЫБОРНОЙ БОРЬБЫ. Pravda , May 22, 2001, accessed May 27, 2014 (Russian).