Malinovsky

Malinovsky

[mal-uh-nawf-skee, -nof-, mah-luh-; Russ. muh-lyi-nawf-skyee]
Malinovsky, Rodion Yakovlevich, 1898-1967, Soviet marshal, b. Ukraine. He joined the Communist party in 1926. In World War II Malinovsky commanded an army in the Stalingrad (later Volgograd) offensive and later in Ukraine. He became (1956) a member of the central committee of the Communist party and commander in chief of Soviet land forces. In 1957, upon the demotion of Marshal Zhukov, Malinovsky was made minister of defense of the USSR. He held that post until his death.

(born Nov. 23, 1898, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire—died March 31, 1967, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.) Soviet marshal prominent in World War II. A corps commander in 1941, he rose to army-group commands and played an important role in the Battle of Stalingrad, then commanded the Soviet drives into Romania (1944) and Austria (1945). After the war he held command positions in the Soviet Far East (1945–55). As minister of defense (1957–67), he oversaw a buildup of Soviet military power.

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(born Nov. 23, 1898, Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire—died March 31, 1967, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.) Soviet marshal prominent in World War II. A corps commander in 1941, he rose to army-group commands and played an important role in the Battle of Stalingrad, then commanded the Soviet drives into Romania (1944) and Austria (1945). After the war he held command positions in the Soviet Far East (1945–55). As minister of defense (1957–67), he oversaw a buildup of Soviet military power.

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Malinovsky (Малиновский), or Malinovskaya (feminine; Малиновская) is a Slavic surname and may refer to:

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