Sir ALEXANDER - MICHAEL ZIELENSKI
(24.XI.1914 - 26.VI.1989)
 

State Adviser and Director General, Colonel (Sapper), Russian Military Engineer

Military career: from Finish company 1939 to Vietnamese conflict 1965. Participant of World War II
Headed the mine clearing in the Estonian Republic (Eesti Vabariik) and in Tallinn, 1944. Headed the mine clearing in the North-West region and all territory of Russia, 1944 - 1957
Dealt with fortification of artillery, flak and anti-aircraft missile units, 1958 - 1966
State Adviser - the First Director General of "Jubilee", sport and concert complex (one of the largest of engineering objects in Saint-Petersburg), 1967 - 71
Supervised over the organization of European Championship in figure skating and sport ice-dancing carried out in Saint-Petersburg, February 4 - 8, 1970
Photo, 1958


For our Family it is a Great Honour that at the end of World War II (1944) Major Alexander-Michael Zielenski Headed the mine clearing of Tallinn (REVAL) - one of the oldest cities in North-East Europe, the unique heritage of medieval fortification and engineering. Besides it was Great Honour for Major A.-M. Zielenski to mine clear - and save fortificational and civil objects of the city, which were reconstructed by Engineer-General Sir Abram Gannibal in the XVIII century (the first Russian military engineer, a favourite follower of Emperor PETER the Great)

Military archive, library, uniforms, orders and medals, personal things of Colonel A.-M. Zielenski are kept in The Museum of artillery, engineering and communication troops (SPb), from 20.10.2005

The Memorial Page is on the site of the graduates of Military Engineering College - Alma Mater Corps of Engineers


CAREER:

A Soldier in the 8-th sapper battalion, Żytomierz - Kharkov, 1934
A Cadet of Military Engineering College (former Engineering College of Emperor NICOLAS I), Saint-Petersburg, 1935-38
The Head of the Engineering Department of the 7-th group of Boundary Guards, Jamburg (Russian - Estonian boundare), June 1938 - October 1939
The Head of the Engineering Department of the 5-th Guardian group of Boundary Guards, Sestrorezk - Enso (Russian-Finish boundary), November 1939 - September 1941
The Commander of the separate sapper companies of the 27-th Brigade of Boundary Guards, Karelian Isthmus (Russian-Finish boundary), October 1941 - September 1942
The Aide-de-camp of the Head of the Staff of Engineers of the 23-d Army, Saint-Petersburg, October 1942 - October 1943
The Aide-de-camp of the Head of the Engineering Obstacles Department of the Staff of Engineers of the Blocked Saint-Petersburg Front, Saint-Petersburg, October 1943 - July 1945
Took active part in engineering maintenance of the Blockade break in the Ingremanland offensive (Leningrad-Novgorod strategic operation), January - March 1944
Headed the mine clearing in the Estonian Republic (Eesti Vabariik) and in Tallinn (Tallinn Offensive operation), Autumn 1944
The Head of the Mine clearing Department of Engineering Staff of the Saint-Petersburg Military District, Saint-Petersburg, July 1945 - December 1952
The Commander of battalion of the 1-st Guardian separate pontoon-bridge regiment, Saint-Petersburg, 1948-49
High Officer Engineering School, Moscow, 1950-52
The Major Officer of the 1-st (Operative) Department of the Engineering Staff of the Ministry of Defense. Headed the mine clearing in the all territory of Russia. Moscow, December 1952 - May 1957
The Head of the Engineering Department of the Flak Missile and Artillery Technical College - Senior teacher of engineering, Saint-Petersburg, May 1957 - November 1966
Dealt with fortification of artillery, flak and anti-aircraft missile units. Had publications in 'Artillery Magazine' and other editions, the author of three efficiency proposals
Officer Improvement School of antiaircraft local defence, Saint-Petersburg, 1960
During the time of the Vietnamese conflict consulted in engineering obstacles and fortification of flak, anti-aircraft missile units and artillery, 1965-66
Retired (in a stock), Saint-Petersburg, November 1966
State Adviser - the First Director General of "Jubilee", sport and concert complex, Saint-Petersburg, 1967-71
Supervised over the organization of European Championship in figure skating and sport ice-dancing carried out in Saint-Petersburg, February 4 - 8, 1970
The Deputy Chief of the United Council of Engineering Troops Veterans of North-West Fronts, 1965-85



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