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Baku Higher Combined Arms Command School

Baku Higher Combined-Arms Command School
Бакинское высшее общевойсковое командное училище
Боевое знамя Бакинского ВОКУ.jpg
Flag of the academy
Type military academy
Active 1939 (1939)–1991 (1991)
Location Baku, USSR
Language Russian

The Baku Higher Combined Arms Command School (BVOKU) was one of the military academies of the USSR. In the years it existed, it trained military personnel in a number of specializations. It was located in Baku in the Azerbaijan SSR.


During a parade in Baku in 1970.

On November 29, 1939, the school was founded by order of the People's Commissariat of Defense of the USSR.[1] Colonel Vasily Sytnikov was appointed the first head of the school.

In 1950, a two-year training period was introduced. In 1951, the school rankes 6th place among the infantry schools in the country.

On November 28, 1966, by order of the Supreme Soviet , the school was given the honorific of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR.[2]

In October 1970, the school, opened a military parade of the Baku garrison in honor of the 50th anniversary of Soviet Azerbaijan. In 1991, the school was disbanded. In 1992, it was replaced by the Azerbaijan Higher Military School.

Heads of the School

During a visit by Minister of Defense of the USSR Andrei Grechko in 1970.
  • November 29, 1939 - July 12, 1942 - Colonel Vasily Sytnikov
  • July 13, 1942 - August 30, 1942 - Colonel GV Shelkov-Yezov
  • August 30, 1942 - October 1942 - Timofey Bilyuga
  • 1942-1947 - Major General Vladimir Molchanov,
  • 1947-1950 - Major General Yuri Smirnov
  • 1950-1953 - Major General Georgy Preobrazhensky
  • 1953-1956 - Major General Leonid Gredinarenko
  • 1957-1960 - Major General Hajibaba Zeynalov
  • 1960-1965 - Major General Vasily Fedotov
  • 1965-1970 - Major General Konstantin Sevastyanov
  • 1970-1977 - Major General Fedor Alexandrov,
  • 1977-1987 - Lieutenant General Valeh Barshatly
  • 1987-1990 - Major General Alexander Lobanov
  • 1990-1991 - Major General Victor Koshevoy
    Боевое знамя БВОКУ с именем Верховного Совета Азербайджанской ССР.jpg

Notable Alummi


See also