Issa Pliyev

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Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev
Born 25 November 1903
Stariy Batakoyurt, Russian Empire (now North Ossetia, Russia)
Died 2 February 1979 (aged 75)
Allegiance Soviet Union
Years of service 1926 - 1968
Rank General of the Army
Commands held 5th Cavalry Division
2nd Guards Cavalry Corps
1st Guards Cavalry Mechanized Group
Mobile Group Pliyev
Soviet Mongolian Cavalry Mechanized Group
13th Army
North Caucasus Military District
Soviet Ground Forces in Cuba
Battles/wars Battle of Moscow
Battle of Romania (1944)
Battle of Debrecen
Invasion of Manchuria
Awards Twice Hero of the Soviet Union

Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev (Ossetian: Плиты Алыксандры фырт Иссæ; Russian: Исса Александрович Плиев) (25 November [O.S. 12 November] 1903 — 2 February 1979) was a Soviet military commander, Army General (1962), twice Hero of the Soviet Union (16 April 1944 and 8 September 1945), Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic (1971). Member of the CPSU since 1926. He was an ethnic Ossetian.[1]

During World War II, he commanded several mechanized cavalry units, ranging from regiments to army corps. He later commanded the North Caucasus Military District from 1958 to 1968.

Books Authored

  • Плиев И.А.. Через Гоби и Хинган (Through the Gobi Desert and the Khingan Mountains). 1965.
  • Плиев И.А.. Конец Квантунской армии (The End of the Kwantung Army). 1969

Honours and Awards

Soviet Awards
Hero of the Soviet Union medal.pngHero of the Soviet Union medal.png Hero of the Soviet Union, two times
Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin, seven times
Order october revolution rib.png Order of the October Revolution
Order of Red Banner ribbon bar.png Order of the Red Banner, three times
Order suvorov1 rib.png Order of Suvorov, 1st class, two times
Order kutuzov1 rib.png Order of Kutuzov 1st class
Defstalingrad.png Medal "For the Defence of Stalingrad"
Defcaucasus rib.png Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus"
Ribbon bar for the medal for the Defense of Moscow.png Medal "For the Defence of Moscow"
OrderStGeorge4cl rib.png Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Victoryjapan rib.png Medal "For the Victory over Japan"
Foreign Awards
Heroy MNR.jpg Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic (Mongolian People's Republic)
OrdenSuheBator.png Order of Sukhbaatar, three times (Mongolian People's Republic)
OrdenZnam.png Order of the Red Banner, two times (Mongolian People's Republic)
Medal for victory over japan rib.PNG Medal "For Victory over Japan" (Mongolian People's Republic)
OrdenPolStar.png Order of the Polar Star (Mongolian People's Republic)
Med XXXth anniversary of chalkin gol victory rib.PNG Medal "30 year anniversary of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol" (Mongolian People's Republic)
Med 40 year chalkin gol victory rib.PNG Medal "40 year anniversary of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol" (Mongolian People's Republic)
Order of the Red Banner (CSSR) Rib.png Order of Red Banner (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
TCH CS voj pametni medaile BAR.svg Czechoslovak Military Commemorative Medal (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
60px Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari (Poland)
POL Polonia Restituta Komandorski BAR.svg Commander's Cross Polonia Restituta, (Poland)
US Legion of Merit Commander ribbon.png Commander, Legion of Merit (USA)
Legion Honneur Commandeur ribbon.svg Commander of the Legion d'Honneur (France)
Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with palm (France) - ribbon bar.png Croix de guerre 1939–1945 with bronze palm (France)


See also