Vladimir Gluzdovsky
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Russia (born in Georgia), Soviet Union (born in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1903
Date of Death: 1967
Occupation: GPU, General
Military Branch: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Russian Civil War, World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references
Military Branch: Red Army (WWII)

Vladimir Alexeivich Gluzdovsky (Russian: Владимир Алексеевич Глуздовский,) (27 May 1903 - 16 November 1967) was a Soviet commander during World War II.

Born in Georgia, Gluzdovsky joined the Red Army in 1919 and fought on the southern front during the Russian Civil War. From 1921-1926 he served in the Cheka and the GPU. In the late 1920s he was given command of an infantry division. During the war, he took part in battles at Moscow, Rjev-Viazemskaia, Smolensk and Vitebsk, and Ukraine, taking part in the conquest of Breslau at the end of the war, by which time he had reached the rank of Lieutenant General. He continued serving in the Red Army until his retirement in 1961, and died six years later in Ukraine.

Vladimir Gluzdovsky in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

Lt. General Vladimir Gluzdovsky commanded the Sixth Soviet Army, which laid siege to the German-held city of Breslau in the final days of World War II. As part of the terms of the surrender of the city, Gluzdovsky promised no harm to the German defenders, including SS officers. This fact stymied NKVD Captain Vladimir Bokov when he interrogated Adrian Marwede.