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Mikhail Yefimovich KATUKOV

Marshal of USSR Armored Forces since 1959

Mikhail KATUKOV, Marshal of USSR Armored Forces since 1959. several Order of Lenin; World War II orders; twice Hero of Soviet Union.

Background

KATUKOV, Mikhail was born in 1899.

Education

Graduated School of Red Commanders.

Career

Took part in following operations: 1941 near Moscow. 1942-1943 on Voronezh Front. In forcing of Dnieper.

1944 in Uman, Brod, Lvov and Sandomir operations on First Ukrainia Front. 1945 on First Belarusian Front took part in Vistula-Oder and Berlin operations. Deputy, Belarusian Supreme Soviet of 1955 convocation.

1941 as Colonel, commanded tank brigade. 1942-1943 as Major-General, commanded tank corps. 1943-1945 Commander, 1st Guards Tank Army.

1945-1949 commanded same army in occupation forces in Germany. 1949 as Colonel-General recalled from Germany.

Religion

Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

Views

The emphasis on peaceful coexistence doesn’t mean that the Soviet Union accepted a static world with clear lines. Socialism is inevitable and the "correlations of forces" were moving towards socialism.