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Aleksey Semenovich Zhadov (Алексе́й Семёнович Жа́дов), born with the surname "Zhidov" (Жи́дов), was a Soviet military officer in the Red Army, who during World War II commanded the 66th Army, later renamed the 5th Guards Army, from the Battle of Stalingrad up till the end of the war.
Alexander Fyodorovich Kazankin (Александр Фёдорович Казанкин; 15 April 1900 – 20 March 1955) was a Red Army Lieutenant general who commanded the Soviet airborne.
Babruysk, Babrujsk, or Bobruisk (Бабру́йск, Łacinka: Babrujsk, Бобру́йск, Bobrujsk, באברויסק) is a city in the Mogilev Region of eastern Belarus on the Berezina river.
The First Battle of Smolensk (Kesselschlacht bei Smolensk ("Cauldron-battle) of Smolensk)";, Smolenskaya strategicheskaya oboronitelnaya operatsiya, "Smolensk strategic defensive operation") was a battle during the second phase of Operation Barbarossa, the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, in World War II. It was fought around the city of Smolensk between 10 July and 10 September 1941, about west of Moscow. The Wehrmacht had advanced into the USSR in the 18 days after the invasion on 22 June 1941. During the battle the German Army encountered unexpected resistance, leading to a two-month delay in their advance on Moscow. Three Soviet armies (the 16th, 19th and the 20th army) were encircled and destroyed just to the south of Smolensk, though significant numbers from the 19th and 20th armies managed to escape the pocket. Some historians have asserted that the losses of men and materiel incurred by the Wehrmacht during this drawn-out battle and the delay in the drive towards Moscow led to the defeat of the Wehrmacht by the Red Army in the Battle of Moscow of December 1941.
The Battles of Rzhev (Ржевская битва) were a series of Soviet operations in World War II between January 8, 1942 and March 31, 1943.
The Byelorussian Military District (Белорусский военный округ, Belarusskiy Voyenyi Okrug; alternative spelling Belorussian) was a military district of the Soviet Armed Forces.
The Berezina or Biarezina (Бярэ́зіна) is a river in Belarus and a tributary of the Dnieper River.
Berazino (Bierazino), or Berezino (Березино́, Berezyna, Berezinas), also known as Biarezan (Бярэзань, Berezin), is a town on the Berezina River in Minsk Region of Belarus.
Colonel ("kernel", abbreviated Col., Col or COL) is a senior military officer rank below the brigadier and general officer ranks.
Desna (Десна́; Десна) is a river in Russia and Ukraine, a major left tributary of the Dnieper river.
Kaluga (p) is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River southwest of Moscow.
Klin (Клин, lit. a wedge) is a town and the administrative center of Klinsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located northwest of Moscow.
Krychaw or Krichev (Кры́чаў, Łacinka: Kryčaŭ,; Кричев,, Krzyczew) is a city in the eastern Belarusian Mogilev Region.
Lyubertsy (p) is a city and the administrative center of Lyuberetsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia.
Major general (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.
Maryina Horka Marjina Horka, Марьина Горка, Maryina Gorka, Maryjna Górka) is a town in Minsk Voblast, Belarus, the capital of the Pukhavichy Raion. As of 2009 its population was 22,500. Maryina Horka is located south of Minsk. It is traversed by the M5 highway, between Minsk and Babruysk.
Mena is a city in Chernihiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine.
Minsk Region or Minsk Voblasć or Minsk Oblast (Мі́нская во́бласць, Minskaja voblasć; Минская о́бласть, Minskaja oblastj) is one of the regions of Belarus.
Mogilev (or Mahilyow; Магілёў,; Łacinka: Mahiloŭ; Могилёв,; מאָליעוו, Molyev) is a city in eastern Belarus, about from the border with Russia's Smolensk Oblast and from the border with Russia's Bryansk Oblast.
The Moscow Military District was a military district of the Soviet Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
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.
Pukhavichy (Пухавіцкага, Puchavičy Puchowicze, Пухавичи Pukhavichi) is a village in Pukhavichy Raion, Minsk Voblast, Belarus, capital of Pukhavichy Selsoviet (Pukhavichy Rural District).
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 201st Gatchina Twice Red Banner Motor Rifle Division was originally raised twice in World War II as part of the Soviet Union's Red Army and is now part of the Russian Ground Forces.
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.
Slutsk (officially transliterated as Sluck, Слуцк; Слуцк; Słuck, Sluckas, Yiddish/Hebrew: סלוצק Slotsk) is a city in Belarus, located on the Sluch River south of Minsk.
The Soviet invasion of Poland was a Soviet Union military operation that started without a formal declaration of war on 17 September 1939.
The Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina was the military occupation, by the Soviet Red Army, during June 28 – July 4, 1940, of the Romanian regions of Northern Bukovina and Hertza, and of Bessarabia, a region under Romanian administration since Russian Civil War times.
Starodub (p, old oak) is a town in Bryansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Babinets River (the Dnieper basin), southwest of Bryansk.
Staryya Darohi Staryja Darohi, Старые Дороги, Staryje Dorogos, Stare Drogi) is a town in Republic of Belarus, the capital of the Staryya Darohi Raion in the Minsk Voblast. First documental record: 1524.
Svislach (Свíслач) or Svisloch (Свислочь) is a river in Belarus, a right tributary of the Biarezina river.
Trubchevsk (Трубче́вск) is a town and the administrative center of Trubchevsky District in Bryansk Oblast, Russia, located about south of the city of Bryansk, the administrative center of the oblast.
Unecha (Уне́ча) is a town and the administrative center of Unechsky District in Bryansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Unecha River (the Dnieper's basin) southwest of Bryansk, the administrative center of the oblast.
Voenizdat (Воениздат) is a publishing house in Moscow, Russia.
The Volga Military District (PriVO) was a military district of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation that existed from 1918 to 1989 and 1992 to 2001.
The Volga (p) is the longest river in Europe.
Volokolamsk (Волокола́мск) is a town and the administrative center of Volokolamsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Gorodenka River, not far from its confluence with the Lama River, northwest of Moscow.
Vyazma (Вя́зьма) is a town and the administrative center of Vyazemsky District in Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located on the Vyazma River, about halfway between Smolensk, the administrative center of the oblast, and Mozhaysk.
The Vyazma Airborne Operation was a Red Army airborne landing in the rear of German lines during the Battles of Rzhev.
The Western Front was a front of the Red Army, one of the Red Army Fronts during World War II.
The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union (USSR) and Finland.
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.
Yukhnov (Ю́хнов) is a town and the administrative center of Yukhnovsky District in Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Kunava River (Oka's basin) northwest of Kaluga, the administrative center of the oblast.
The 137th Rifle Division was raised in 1939 as a standard Red Army rifle division, and served for the duration of the Great Patriotic War in that role.
The 13th Army (Russian: 13-я армия 13-ya armiya) was a name given to several field armies of the Soviet Union's Red Army, first created during the Russian Civil War.
The 1st Guards Zvenigorod-Bucharest Red Banner Order of Suvorov Airborne Division (Russian: 1-я гвардейская воздушно-десантная Звенигородско-Бухарестская Краснознамённая ордена Суворова дивизия) was a division of the Soviet Airborne Troops.
The 203rd Rifle Division was an infantry division of the Soviet Union's Red Army.
The 20th Mechanized Corps (Military Unit Number 2802) was a mechanized corps of the Red Army.
The Soviet 21st Army was a field army of the Red Army during World War II.
The 36th Guards 'Lozovskaya' Motor Rifle Brigade is a much-decorated unit of the Russian Ground Forces, which traces its' heritage to the creation of the 38th Guards Rifle Division (ru:38-я гвардейская стрелковая дивизия) from the 4th Airborne Corps during World War II.
The 41st Cavalry Division (zariovski) was a cavalry formation of the Red Army during the Great Patriotic War.