Sergey VARENTSOV, USSR Chief Marshal of Artillery since 1961. Commander of Artillery, Soviet Army, since 1955; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1961. three Order of Lenin; many orders; medals; Hero of Soviet Union, 1945. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
Since 1919 in Soviet Army. Fought in Civil War; until 1942 chief of artillery of infantry division, dep. chief of artillery of an army, and chief of artillery of an army, then corps. Since 1942 Commander of Artillery, Voronezh, then First Ukrainia Front.
After WWII Commander of Artillery, Central Army Group (Austria and Hungary), then commanded artillery in a military district. 1952-1955 Chief, Main Artillery Board. 1955-1961 Marshal of Artillery.
Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation.