(21. 8. 1904 - 19. 10. 1964)
B iryuzov Sergey Semenovich - Marshal of the Soviet Union. Born August 21, 1904 in the city of Ryazan region Skopin now working in the family. Russian. At 7 years of age became an orphan. In 13 years, began an independent working life, worked as a logger.
In the Soviet Army from 1922. He graduated from the Military School named the Central Executive Committee in 1926, the Military Academy named M.V. Frunze - in 1937.
At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Major General Biryuzov commanded the 132 th Infantry Division in Ukraine. Taking one of the first blow tank hordes Guderian in July 1941, the division three times, coming out of the environment. During the Battle of Stalingrad Biryuzov Б+T chief of staff, 2-Guards Army, which reflected the pressure of Manstein, rushing to the rescue of the encircled German 6 th Army Paulus. Heading the then headquarters of the South and 4 th Ukrainian Front, General participated in the design and conduct of operations for the liberation of Donbass, Crimea and the Northern Tavria. In May, Б+T October 1944, as Chief of Staff of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, turquoise participated in the planning and implementation of the Iasi-Kishinev operation, which ended defeat 18 enemy divisions. Commanding the 37 th Army, and as Chief of Staff of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, General Biryuzov participated in the liberation of Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. During the war he was wounded five times.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Sergey S. Biryuzov awarded Feb. 1, 1958 for the leadership shown by the troops during World War II and courage.
. After the war he commanded the troops of the Primorsky Military District, was commander of the Central Group of Forces
. Since 1955, Commander of Air Defense Forces - Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR. Marshal of the Soviet Union (1955). In 1962-63 the Strategic Missile Forces Commander - Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR. Since 1963, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR - 1 st Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR. Member of the CPSU Central Committee since 1961. Member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR 2, 4-6-th convocation.
. Died Oct. 19, 1964 in a plane crash near Belgrade, which was directed at the head of Soviet military delegation at the celebration in honor of the 20 anniversary of the liberation of the Yugoslav capital from Nazi occupation
. Buried in Moscow on Red Square near the Kremlin wall.
Hero of Yugoslavia. Awarded 5 orders of Lenin, 3 Orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov 1 and 2 degrees, 1 degree of Kutuzov, Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1 degree, medals and foreign orders.
His name was of Riga Higher Military Political School. Honorary citizen of Belgrade and Sofia. Name Biryuzova named streets in Moscow, Poltava, and in many other cities. Bust of Hero and a plaque installed in the city Skopin.
Harsh years. 1941-1945. M., 1966, etc.