sergeant a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (May 15, 1946)

   Born on January 3, 1924 in the city of Kostroma, now the regional center of Russia, in the family of an employee. Russian. His father worked as a teacher in the school of the Federal Law School, in 1930 he would have been arrested and convicted as a former lieutenant of the tsarist army.
   After his release with his family, he left for Uzbekistan, in the city of Katta-Kurgan, Samarkand region. Here Mstislav graduated from 10 classes. In September 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army and sent to the Tashkent machine gun and mortar school. He didn’t finish his studies, the entire course was urgently sent to the front. Here Mstislav Ivanov was enrolled in the 252nd Infantry Division, regimental intelligence.
   Since August 1943 he participated in the hostilities. He fought on the Voronezh, Stepnoy and 2nd Ukrainian fronts. In the first battle he was wounded, a few weeks later he returned to the front and again wounded while crossing the Dnieper. After the medical battalion he was sent to the foot reconnaissance platoon of the 365th separate reconnaissance company of the 303rd rifle division, from which he marched until Victory.
   After the Korsun-Shevchenkovsky operation, he participated in the liberation of the Right-Bank Ukraine, Moldova, defeated the enemy in Hungary. On April 20, 1944, the assistant platoon commander, Sergeant Ivanov, near the village of Grazen (3 km north of the village of Tyrlitsa, Moldova), with a group of soldiers, penetrated the enemy rear, scouted his firing positions, and destroyed several foot soldiers. On October 24, near the village of Sayol (northeast of the city of Szolnok, Hungary), he reconnoitered the enemy’s withdrawal route, blew up a machine gun with a grenade and a motorcycle with grenades. By order in parts of the 303rd Infantry Division dated November 21, 1944, Sergeant Ivanov Mstislav Borisovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
   On January 18, 1945, while reconnaissance in the area of the settlements of Leand, Chat (18 km north of the city of Esztergom, Hungary), he threw a machine gun with grenades, then eliminated 3 Hitlerites from the machine gun. Having seized the documents and the machine gun returned to its location. He was presented for the award of the Order of the Red Star.
   By order of the 8th Guards Army on February 27, 1945, Sergeant Ivanov Mstislav Borisovich was awarded the Order of the Slans of the 2nd degree.
   On April 4, 1945, the platoon commander Sergeant Ivanov with a group of scouts north of the city of Bratislava (Czechoslovakia) suddenly attacked a car with the Nazis, resulting in several soldiers being destroyed and the rest captured. In 1945, Petty Officer Ivanov was demobilized. He returned to Uzbekistan.
   By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946 «For the exemplary performance of command assignments in battles against Nazi invaders», Sergeant Ivanov Mstislav Borisovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
   He died on April 25, 2014.