Under the resolution of the A.V. Khrulev Military Academy for Logistics chief Lieutenant General Andrei Toporov the year of 2017 has been announced the year to commemorate the great intendant General of the Army Andrei Vasilyevich Khrulev. In regard to the upcoming 125th birthday anniversary of the chief of the Main directorate of the rear services of the Red Army Khrulev, in the year of his 125th birthday the Academy will organize a number of commemorative events....
Andrei Vasilyevich Khrulev (pronounced as “Khrulyov”) is the creator of the modern concept of the rear service security system which includes merging the traditional intendance (equipment and food supply), logistical and technical support, financing, military construction, military communications (rail transport), military medicine, armoured vehicle and barrack administration, receiving and storing logistical resources, supplied by lend-lease, and etc. into the unified system of the Rear Services of the Armed Forces of the USSR.
Khrulev was Head of Main Intendant Directorate of the Red Army (1939-1941), deputy chief of People’s Commissar of Defence of the USSR and Head of Main Directorate of the Rear Services of the Red Army (from 1941), People’s Commissar of Railways of the USSR (1942-1943), Head of the Rear Services of the Soviet Army (1943-1950).
Under Khrulev’s direct management the uniform as well as many decorations including the orders of the Patriotic War, the Victory, the Glory, Suvorov, Kutuzov and others were developed. He also took part in the rehabilitation of the victims of Stalin’s repressions and supported the families of the repressed.