Leonty Cheremisov

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Leonty Georgiyevich Cheremisov
Born (1893-07-01)1 July 1893
Died 17 November 1967(1967-11-17) (aged 74)
Allegiance Russian Empire Russian Empire (1915-1917)
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1918-1920).svg Soviet Russia (1919-1922)
Soviet Union Soviet Union (1922-1955)
Service/branch Russian Empire Imperial Russian Army
Red Army flag.svg Red Army / Soviet Army
Years of service 1915-1917, 1919-1958
Rank Lieutenant-general
Commands held

Leonty Georgiyevich Cheremisov (Russian: Леонтий Георгиевич Черемисов; 1 July 1893 – 17 November 1967) was a Soviet Red Army commander and general who led the 16th Army in the Soviet Far East during World War II from 1943 to 1945.


Leonty Cheremisov was born in 1893 and came from a working-class family.[1] He joined the Imperial Russian Army in 1915 and served as a junior officer in World War I, then fought in the Russian Civil War after joining the Red Army in 1919.[1]

Cheremisov attended the Vystrel course of infantry officer training in 1925.[1] He was named commander of the 99th Orenburg Rifle Regiment in 1930–1932, then an assistant to the commanders of the 81st Rifle Division (1932) and the 43rd Rifle Division (1932–1934).[1]

He graduated from the Frunze Military Academy in 1938 and was made commander of the 68th Mountain Rifle Division in March 1938, then the commanding officer of the 20th Rifle Corps from February 1939 to 1940.[1]

Cheremisov attained the rank of major-general in June 1941. He was assigned as an assistant to the commander of the Far Eastern Front in November 1941.

Leonty Cheremisov was named commander of the 16th Army in September 1943, continuing to lead the 16th Army until October 1945. He was promoted to lieutenant-general in September 1945.

Leonty Cheremisov retired from the Soviet Army in 1958. He died in 1967.

Honours and awards


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Komandny i nachalstvuyushchy sostav krasnoy armii v 1940-1941 gg. (2005). Moscow and St. Petersburg: Letny Sad. p. 215. ISBN 5-94381-137-0. (Russian)