Joined the Soviet Army, 1920. Fought against Makhno’s forces during the Civil War, 1920-1922. An artillery commander, 1922.
During World War II, became a notable military figure. Deputy Commander of the 6th Army, and later Commander of the 38th Army. His chief was Khrushchev, and A. Epishev was his political commissar.
Headed the anti-aircraft forces of the Moscow district, 194853. Played an important role in disposing of Lavrentii Beria. Commander of the Moscow military district, 11 March 1955.
Marshal of the Soviet Union. From October 1960, Commander-in-chief of Strategic Rocket Forces. Deputy Minister of Defence.
Chief Inspector in the Ministry of Defence from 1962.
Born May 11, 1902