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Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1974 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Military Officer

1896- Born on the 2nd of December.
– He rose from tsarist army ranks to become the most decorated military figure in soviet history, four times a “hero of the soviet union”.
1919 – He joined the communist party.
1937-38 – He advanced rapidly through different military posts during stalin’s infamous army purge.
1941- Became the chief of staff of the red army, and he was involved in every great soviet victory during World War II, including Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk.
1943 – Zhukov led the invasion of Germany.
1945 – Became commander in chief of the soviet occupation forces.
1953 – Fearful of Zhukov’s popularity and power, stalin removed him from center stage, but a long friendship with Nikita Khrushchev helped bring him back to prominence afte stalin’s death.
-he became a member of the party’s central committee and later of the politburo.
1957 – While minister of defense, Zhukov played an important role in blocking an attempt to oust Khrushchev, but Khrushchev soon became suspicious of Zhukov.
1957 – Zhukov was forced into retirement.
1974- Died on June 18