Vasily Chuikov

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Kyrgyzstan commemorative postage Marshal Chuikov

Vasily Chuykov (February 12 1900 - March 18 1982) - Soviet military leader, Marshal of the Soviet Union (1955), during the World War II - commander 62nd army, which especially was outstanding himself in the Battle of Stalingrad. Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1944, 1945).

Bundesarchiv: V Chuikov, W.Pieck, and W.Semyonov