Ozerov, Oleg Nikolaevich


July 6, 2022

Oleg Nikolaevich Ozerov (1922-2007) - World War II veteran, member of the French Resistance movement, public figure, writer.


Born on June 17, 1922 in the city of Spassk-Ryazansky, Ryazan province, now Ryazan region. After graduating from city secondary school No. 1, in 1940 he was called up for service in the Red Army. He became a participant in the Great Patriotic War from its very beginning. During heavy fighting in 1941 he was captured and taken to Germany. He escaped from a Nazi concentration camp near Bordeaux, commanded a group of Soviet fighters in the French partisan detachment "Maquis de Lorette" (Fr. Maquis de Lorette) in the province of Brittany. After the end of the war and the required check, he returned to his homeland, graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnic Institute (now the Belarusian National Technical University). He was assigned to the city of Pavlovsky Posad, where he worked as a foreman at the reconstruction of the Pavlovsky Posad ceramic plant and participated in the construction of reinforced concrete plants in Noginsk and Orekhovo-Zuyevo, as well as a ceramic plant in the village of Bolshoe Bunkovo, Moscow Region. In January 1958, he was appointed chief engineer of SpetsSMU No. 72 and transferred to work in Moscow. From 1963 to 1972 he worked as chief engineer, then manager of the all-Union trust "Promventilation" of the Ministry of Assembly and Special Construction Works of the USSR. In 1972, he was appointed director of the Central Bureau of Scientific and Technical Information of the USSR Ministry of Installation and Construction, and in 1979, deputy director of the Main Botanical Garden of the USSR Academy of Sciences (now the Main Botanical Garden named after N.V. Tsitsin of the Russian Academy of Sciences) for general issues. After retiring, Oleg Nikolaevich went to work at the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers (now the Russian University of Transport), where he taught at the Department of Labor Protection. In 1993, Oleg Nikolaevich Ozerov created an interregional public organization of veterans of the French Resistance "Combatant Volontaire" (fr. Combattant Volontaire) and was elected its president. In June 2004, together with musician and film actor Gleb Plaksin, he accompanied Russian President Vladimir Putin to celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. Died January 30, 2007 in Moscow