Kliment Voroshilov

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Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov
Kliment Voroshilov
Native nameКлиме́нт Ефре́мович Вороши́лов
Born4 February 1881
Died2 December 1969(1969-12-02) (aged 88)
Moscow, Russia
Buried atKremlin Wall Necropolis
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (twice)
Hero of Socialist Labour
Order of Lenin (eight times)
Order of the Red Banner (six times)
Order of Suvorov

Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov (Russian: Климе́нт Ефре́мович Вороши́лов​) (born 4 February 1881 – died 2 December 1969), was a Soviet military officer and politician during Joseph Stalin's era. He was one of the original five Marshals of the Soviet Union. It is considered the highest military rank of the Soviet Union. [1]

Early life and career[change | change source]

Voroshilov was born Verkhnyeye, Bakhmut uyezd, Yekaterinoslav. The place is now part of Lysychansk in Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. He was born into a railway worker's family of Russian ethnicity. According to the Soviet Major General Petro Grigorenko, Voroshilov himself alluded to the heritage of his birth-country, Ukraine, and to the previous family name of Voroshilo.

Personal life[change | change source]

He was married to Ekaterina Voroshilova (born Golda Gorbman). She came from a Jewish Ukrainian family from Mardarovka. She changed her name when she converted to Orthodox Christianity in order to be allowed to marry Voroshilov. During Stalin's rule, the couple lived in the Kremlin at the Horse Guards.

Death[change | change source]

Voroshilov died in 1969 in Moscow and was buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ворошилов Климент Ефремович". www.warheroes.ru. Retrieved 2020-07-10.

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