Zhukov joined the Bolsheviks and joined the Red Army in 1918, having commanded a cavalry regiment in the Civil War (1918-1920). His army defeated Japanese forces in Mongolia (1939).
Had the role of Marshal of the Soviet Union during the Second World War and defense minister (1955-1957). As chief of staff from 1941, defended Moscow in 1941, counter-attacked Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in 1942, organized the rescue of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1943 and led the charge from the Ukraine March 1944, which ended with the fall of Berlin.
At the end of World War II ally who headed the delegation officially received the German surrender, and immediately afterwards, commanded the Soviet occupation forces in Germany. Under the regime of Khrushchev, was indicted in 1957 for obstructing the work of the party and for encouraging a cult of himself, was, however, again rehabilitated in 1965.
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