Igor Nikolayevich Petrov (Игорь Николаевич Петров; 27 June 1933 – 14 April 2020) was a high-ranking career officer of the Soviet Navy. After several decades of service in the Northern Fleet and aboard submarines, he rose to the rank of rear-admiral and held senior positions in the navy's political branch.Born in 1933, Petrov lived through the Second World War and the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union. Working at first as a shepherd, and training at a teaching college, he was eventually called up for military service, and studied at the A. A. Zhdanov Naval Political School. He then entered the navy's Northern Fleet, where he would spend most of his career. Petrov at first served aboard destroyers in the surface fleet as officer for the Komsomol organization, and after further studies joined the submarine branch as a deputy commander for political affairs on several of the Northern Fleet's submarines. By the late 1960s he had risen to serve as political officer in staff positions and b
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