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Tuchacevskij, Michail N.; 1893-1937   (view)   (view in production)

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"Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky (Russian: Михаи́л Никола́евич Тухаче́вский; February 16 [O.S. February 4] 1893 – June 12, 1937) was a leading Soviet military leader and theoretician from 1918 to 1937. He commanded the Soviet Western Front in the Russo-Polish War of 1920–21 and served as chief of staff of the Red Army from 1925 through 1928, as assistant in the People's Commissariat of Defense after 1934 and as commander of the Volga Military District in 1937. He contributed to the modernization of Soviet armament and army force structure in the 1920s and 1930s and became instrumental in the development of aviation, mechanized, and airborne forces. As a theoretician, he was a driving force behind Soviet development of the theory of deep operations. The Soviet authorities accused him of treason and had him shot during the military purges of 1937–38, but rehabilitated his reputation in the 1960s." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1893-1937
Clippings: 1929-1993
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118763091
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q142141
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Mikhail_Tukhachevsky
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/39432688

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