PROUD Vasiliy( Soviet military commander, Colonel-General (1943), Hero of the Soviet Union (1945).)
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Biography PROUD Vasiliy
(12.HII.1986 with. Matveevka Tatar ASSR - 12.HII.1951, Kuibyshev)
In the Red Army from 1918. Participant 1-st world and civil wars. He graduated from the Military Academy. Frunze (1932). He was chief of staff, commander of the infantry division. Since 1939. Chief of Staff of the Kalinin, and since 1940. - Volga Military District. During the Great Patriotic War, Chief of Staff and commander of the 21 th Army, in July-August 1942. komanduyushy Stalingrad front, then the 33rd (October 1942), 3rd Guards (April 1944) armies. The troops under his command participated in the Battle of Smolensk (1941), in the Battle of Stalingrad, in Rzhev-Vyazemskaya, Spas-Demensk and Smolensk (1943), in Berlin and Prague operations. After the war he commanded the troops of the Volga Military District. Awarded ten Soviet orders and medals. Member of the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24, 1945
Lit.: Soviet Military Encyclopedia. - T. 2. - M., 1976.