Vasily Chuikov

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Kyrgyzstan commemorative postage of Marshal Chuikov
Chuikov meeting East-German president Wilhelm Pieck

Vasily Chuykov (February 12, 1900 - March 18, 1982) was a Soviet military leader.

During World War II he was commanding the 62nd army, with which he was especially outstanding himself in the Battle of Stalingrad.

He was twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1944, 1945).

He was made Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1955.