He rose from platoon commander to the chief of the General Staff. Hero of the Russian Viktor Dubinin erected a monument in his hometown Kamensk-Uralsk. On the pedestal of three bronze figures — Major General Victor Dubinin and two soldiers, reconnaissance, and signalman. This is one of the episodes of the war in Afghanistan, where the 40th Army under the command of Dubynina conducted combat operations.
As explained in the Office of Press and Information of the Government of Sverdlovsk region, Victor Dubinin (01.02.1943, Kamensk— 22.11.1992, Moscow) — Soviet and Russian military commander and military leader. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (May — November 1992), General of the Army (1992). Hero of the Russian Federation (2003, posthumously). After graduating from high school in 1961 he joined the army, the cadet. In July 1964 he graduated from the Far Eastern Tank School. and appointed commander of the training tank platoon training tank training tank regiment of the Guards Division of the BVI, Lieutenant. Then the commander of a training company. In October 1971 he was appointed commander of a tank battalion, and in February 1973 he was awarded the rank ahead of major. In September 1973 he graduated from the senior officers 'courses'
In May 1987 he was awarded the rank of lieutenant-general, and in June of the same year appointed commander of the 7th Panzer Army in the BVI. In May 1988 transferred to the Chief of Staff — 1st Deputy Commander of the CHED, and in June of the following year, I entrust the Northern Group of Forces … In difficult conditions, Colonel-General Dubinin skillfully organized the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Poland.
In May 1992, the President signed a decree on the establishment of the Armed Forces, and on 10 June of the same year — the appointment of Colonel-General V. Dubynina Chief of the General Staff — 1st Deputy Minister of Defense. In this role, effectively worked on nuclear policy and strategy of Russia, proved the necessity of programs for the development of the army and navy, to solve other important issues of strengthening the defense of the state.
He died from a serious illness. He was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.
He was awarded the Order of the USSR: the Red Banner, "