Oka Ivanovich Gorodovikov

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Oka Gorodovikov
File:Oka Gorodovikov.jpg
Born 1 October 1879
Russian Empire
(now Rostov Oblast)
Died 26 February 1960(1960-02-26) (aged 80)
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Land forces, cavalry
Rank Colonel general
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Oka Ivanovich Gorodovikov (Russian: Городовиков, Ока Иванович; 1 October [O.S. 19 September] 1879 in Mokraya Elmuta village, current Rostov Oblast – 26 February 1960 in Moscow) was a Soviet cavalry general of Kalmyk and Cossack[1] ethnicity, a Hero of the Soviet Union.


File:Gorodovikov in Kovrov. 1943.jpg
The Colonel General Oka Ivanovich Gorodovikov (sitting at the right) on a shooting range in Kovrov. 1st Reserve Cavalry Brigade. 1943.
From left to Right:
Commander of Brigade Genral-Major Rudchuk,
Gorodovikov's adjutant,
Chief of headquarters of Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Lunin,
Chief of a political department of Brigade Lieutenant Colonel A. V. Pekarev

He served as Inspector-General of Cavalry from 1938 to 1941, and as Deputy Commander of Cavalry from 1943 until his retirement in 1947.

The town of Gorodovikovsk in his native Kalmykia was named after him in 1971.


  1. A. Shipov 100 great Cossacks http://fisechko.ru/100vel/kazakov/86.html