Ivan Konev

Rusland, 1897-1973

Russisk marskal. Chef for 1. ukrainske armé.

Født 28. december 1897 i Lodeino, nær Veliky Ustyug, Rusland.
died May 21, 1973, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.


Soviet general in World War II.

da tyskerne invaderede Sovjetunionen i 1941, anførte Konev krigens første modangreb. Han slog Heinz Guderian's fremrykning mod Moskva og stoppede store tyske styrker i 1942 og 1943.

. In 1944 his army was the first to march onto German soil; with the forces of Georgy K. Zhukov, it captured Berlin. After the war he served as commander in chief of Soviet ground forces (194650) and later of Warsaw Pact forces (195560)