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  2. Georgy Zhukov - Wikipedia

    Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (Russian: Георгий Константинович Жуков; 1 December 1896 – 18 June 1974) was a Marshal of the Soviet Union. He also served as Chief of the General Staff, Minister of Defence, and was a member of the Presidium of the Communist Party (later Politburo).

  3. Georgy Zhukov | Soviet marshal | Britannica

    Georgy Zhukov, in full Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, (born December 1 [November 19, Old Style], 1896, Kaluga province, Russia—died June 18, 1974, Moscow), marshal of the Soviet Union, the most important Soviet military commander during World War II.

  4. Biography of Georgy Zhukov, World War II Soviet General

    Marshal Georgy Zhukov (December 1, 1896–June 18, 1974) was the most important and most successful Russian general in World War II. He was responsible for the successful defense of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Leningrad against German forces and eventually pushed them back to Germany.

  5. Georgy Zhukov summary | Britannica

    Georgy Zhukov, (born Dec. 1, 1896, Kaluga province, Russia—died June 18, 1974, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.), Soviet army commander in World War II. He joined the Red Army in the Russian Civil War and rose to become head of Soviet forces in Manchuria (1938–39). In World War II he was chief of staff of the Red Army and organized the defense of ...

  6. How Marshal Zhukov shot all criminals in Odessa

    Just a year after victory in World War II, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, at the height of his glory, fell out of favor. He was accused of inflating his own merits in the defeat of Germany, belittling...

  7. How Georgy Zhukov, the Soviet Union’s greatest military ...

    Georgy Zhukov fought back the Nazis and captured Berlin, but the great marshal fared worse in the dirty power struggle between communist bosses that came after the war. When Georgy Zhukov, the ...

  8. Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov | eHISTORY

    Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov Marshal of the Soviet Union; hero of World War II. He was the most important Russian military leader of World War II. Georgy Zhukov was conscripted into the Imperial Russian Army during the Great War. In 1918, he served as a Red Army cavalry commander in the Russian Civil War.

  9. Zhukov: What Made Him Great? - HistoryNet

    What made Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov a great general? Simply put, he was the greatest Soviet commander of World War II because he mastered the concept and practice of combined-arms warfare well before the war with Germany began. Zhukov was born to Russian peasant parents in 1896, and his military education was both formal and informal.

  10. 10 Facts About Marshal Georgy Zhukov | History Hit

    13 Jan 2023. In January 1941, with Nazi forces just miles away from Moscow, Marshal Georgy Zhukov was given command of the Russian armies. This would prove to be an inspired appointment. Less than 4 years later, Zhukov – considered by many to have been the most brilliant commander of World War Two – would be planning his own assault on the ...

  11. Zhukov: The Soviet General - Hoover Institution

    Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov. Random House. 400 Pages. $30. S oviet marshals were known for their fondness for outsize hats and a chest load of medals, and on this point of military splendor, Marshal Zhukov, the man who had crushed Hitler’s panzers and conquered Berlin, was in a class all by himself.