Andrei Vlasov
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Russian SSR, Soviet Union, born in the Russian Empire
Date of Birth: 1900
Date of Death: 1946
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging
Religion: Russian Orthodox, possibly Lapsed
Occupation: Clergy, Soldier, Revolutionary
Military Branch: Soviet Red Army, later an ally of Nazi Germany (World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): The Big Switch
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Military Branch: Red Army (World War II)

General Andrei Andreyevich Vlasov (Russian, Андрéй Андрéевич Влáсов) (14 September 1900 — 2 August 1946) was a Soviet Red Army general who was captured by German forces early in World War II, and who defected and collaborated with the Nazis until he surrendered to the Americans in 1945. He was kidnapped back by the Soviets two days later, who tried and executed Vlasov in 1946.

Andrei Vlasov in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

Andrei Vlasov's fate was on the minds of most of the Soviet officials in occupied Germany after World War II. Vladimir Bokov believed that Vlasov's trial and pending execution warned off other Soviets who might seek to collaborate with the Germans.[1]

Red Army officer Yuri Vlasov, who was not related to the traitor, worked especially hard to deflect any suspicion from himself, for example by flatly vetoing Bokov's proposal to cooperate with the Americans in crushing the German Freedom Front.

Andrei Vlasov in The War That Came Early[]

In 1940, Radio Moscow reported on the successes of Lt. General Andrei Vlasov against the "Hitlerites". As Radio Moscow was not in the habit of naming many generals, Vlasov was doing very well indeed.[2]