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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 & WWII Hero | Britannica

    Georgy Zhukov, marshal of the Soviet Union, the most important Soviet military commander during World War II. Having been conscripted into the Imperial Russian Army during World War I, Zhukov joined the Red Army in 1918, served as a cavalry commander during the Russian Civil War, and afterward.

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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).

  7. Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov by Geoffrey ...

    S talin's deputy supreme commander Georgy Zhukov may have been the greatest general of the second world war. He was key to the defences of Leningrad, Stalingrad and Moscow, while his victory at...

  8. 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...

  9. Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov | OSU eHistory

    6/18/1974. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov | Foreign Affairs

    With good reason, many military historians consider Georgy Zhukov to have been the greatest general of World War II. No other military leader played so central a role in so many battles that determined the war’s outcome, from the defense of Leningrad and Stalingrad to the conquest of Germany. But even more remarkable was Zhukov’s ability to survive in the Soviet system, a tale well told in ...