Ivan Stepanovich

Ivan Stepanovich

Konev, Ivan Stepanovich, 1897-1973, Soviet field marshal. In World War II he reconquered (1944-45) Ukraine and S Poland from the Germans, took Silesia, and participated in the conquest of Czechoslovakia and the capture of Berlin. He became (1945) military governor of the Soviet occupation zone in Austria and (1946) commander in chief of Soviet ground forces. From 1955 to 1960 he commanded the unified military forces set up by the Warsaw Treaty. In 1961-62 he headed Soviet forces in East Germany.
Ivan Stepanovich Yumashev (Иван Степанович Юмашев) (October 9, 1895, Tbilisi - September 2, 1972, Leningrad) was a Soviet admiral (1943), Hero of the Soviet Union (September 14, 1945), and Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Naval Forces from January of 1947 to July of 1951.

Ivan Yumashev was awarded six Orders of Lenin, three Orders of the Red Banner, Order of the Red Star, and numerous medals. The Kresta II class cruiser, Admiral Yumashev was named after him.

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