21 relations: Alexander Rodimtsev, Battle of Kiev (1941), David Glantz, Ivan Zatevakhin, Kiev, Konotop, Odessa Military District, Operation Barbarossa, Pervomaisk, Mykolaiv Oblast, Red Army, Russian Airborne Troops, Vasili Glazunov, Viktor Zholudev, Voznesensk, World War II, 13th Guards Rifle Division, 1st Guards Motor Rifle Division, 212th Airborne Brigade, 2nd Guards Motor Rifle Division, 40th Army (Soviet Union), 87th Rifle Division (Soviet Union).
Alexander Ilich Rodimtsev (1905–1977) was a colonel-general in the Soviet Red Army during World War II and twice won the Hero of the Soviet Union award (in 1937 and 1945).
The First Battle of Kiev was the German name for the operation that resulted in a very large encirclement of Soviet troops in the vicinity of Kiev during World War II.
David M. Glantz (born January 11, 1942 in Port Chester, New York) is an American military historian known for his books on the Red Army during World War II, and the chief editor of the Journal of Slavic Military Studies. Glantz received degrees in history from the Virginia Military Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Defense Language Institute, Institute for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and U.S. Army War College. Glantz had a 30 year career in the United States Army, and served in the Vietnam War.
Ivan Ivanovich Zatevakhin (Russian: Иван Иванович Затевахин; 17 July 1901 – 6 April 1957) was a Red Army Lieutenant general who commanded the Soviet Airborne Forces (VDV) from 1944 to 1946.
Kiev or Kyiv (Kyiv; Kiyev; Kyjev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper.
Konotop (or; Конотоп) is a city in Sumy Oblast in northern Ukraine.
The Odessa Military District (Одесский военный округ, ОВО) was a military administrative division of the Imperial Russian military, the Soviet Armed Forces and the Ukrainian Armed Forces and was known under such name from around 1862 to 1998.
Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II.
Pervomaisk (Первома́йск, Pervomajs'k) is a city in Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine and the administrative center of the Pervomaisk Raion.
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА), Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya (RKKA), frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия (КА), Krasnaya armiya (KA), in English: Red Army, also in critical literature and folklore of that epoch – Red Horde, Army of Work) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and, after 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The Russian Airborne Troops or VDV (from "Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii", Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска России, ВДВ; Air-landing Forces) is a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Vasili Afanasyevich Glazunov (Russian: Василий Афанасьевич Глазунов; – June 27, 1967) was a Soviet lieutenant general, who was the first commander of the Soviet airborne (VDV).
Viktor Grigoryevich Zholudev (Russian: Виктор Григорьевич Жолудев; 22 March 1905 – 21 July 1944) was a Red Army major general and posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union.
Voznesensk (Вознесенськ) is a city in Mykolaiv Oblast (region) of Ukraine and the administrative center of Voznesensk Raion (district).
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 13th Guards Rifle Division (Russian: 13-я Полтавская дважды Краснознаменная гвардейская стрелковая дивизия) was a Soviet Union Red Army infantry division that served with distinction during the Second World War.
The 1st Guards Proletariat Moscow-Minsk Order of Lenin, twice Red Banner Orders of Suvorov (II) and Kutuzov (II) Motor Rifle Division (1-я гвардейская мотострелковая Пролетарская Московско-Минская ордена Ленина, дважды Краснознаменная, орденов Суворова и Кутузова дивизия (2-е формирование)) was a division of the Red Army and Russian Ground Forces active from c. 1918 to 2002.
The 212th Airborne Brigade was an airborne brigade of the Soviet Airborne Troops, formed twice.
The 2nd Guards Motor Rifle "Tamanskaya" Division named after M.I. Kalinin (2-я гвардейская мотострелковая Таманская ордена Октябрьской Революции Краснознаменная ордена Суворова дивизия имени М. И. Калинина.), commonly known as the Taman Division, is an elite Guards armoured division of the Russian Ground Forces.
The 40th Army of the Soviet Union's Soviet Army was an army-level command that participated in World War II from 1941 to 1945 and was reformed specifically for the Soviet War in Afghanistan from 1979 to circa 1990.
The 87th Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Red Army, active before, during the Second World War and afterwards.