Mikhail CHISTYAKOV, USSR Marshal of Artillery since 1944; exec, posts at USSR Minister of Defense since 1957. several Order of Lenin; other orders; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1944.
CHISTYAKOV, Mikhail was born in 1896.
1920's graduated Artillery Academy.
1915-1917 fought in WWI. During Civil War commanded battery and separate artillery battalion. 1923-1941 commanded artillery regiment, then Chief, corps artillery division.
Director, Higher Academy Artillery Courses, and Chief, Board for Artillery Combat Training. 1941-1945 Commander of Artillery, army front, then Deputy Commander of Artillery, Soviet Army. 1945 Commander of Artillery, Far Eastern Forces.
Until 1957 Head of Artillery Combat Training, Soviet Army, and Director, artillery military training establishments.