Counter Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev was born on December 14, 1963, in the city of Mary, Turkmen SSR.
He has graduated from the Kaliningrad Higher Naval School in 1986, the N.G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy in 1999, and the General Staff Military Academy in 2010.
Zhuravlev held military service in positions of battery commander of the large anti-submarine ship “Tallinn”, commander of the missile and artillery warhead of the patrol ship “Proud”, commander of the missile and artillery warhead of the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs”, senior assistant to the commander of the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs”, the commander of the large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Spiridonov", and the commander of the large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Vinogradov".
He also held positions of chief of staff, deputy commander of a brigade of amphibious ships, commander of a brigade of amphibious ships of the Pacific Fleet.
Moreover, Zhuravlev served as a deputy commander of the Caspian Flotilla, chief of staff, first deputy commander of the Baltic Naval Base, a commander of the Leningrad naval base of the Baltic Fleet, and ahead of the naval administration of the Western Military District.
Zhuravlev was appointed head of the Pacific Higher Naval School named after S.O. Makarov in December 2007. Since February 2020 he is appointed as the head of the Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in the Syrian Arab Republic.
He is awarded nine medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
 “Журавлёв Олег Владимирович.” Accessed August 26, 2020. http://tovvmu.mil.ru/O_VUZe/Rukovodstvo/item/39690/