Yevgeni Ivanovski

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Yevgeni F. Ivanovski
Евге́ний Фили́ппович Ивано́вский
Born (1918-03-07)7 March 1918
Chereya, Vitebsk Region, Belarus
Died 22 September 1991(1991-09-22) (aged 73)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Army
Armoured Troops
Years of service 1936–1991
Rank General of the Army
Commands held Moscow Military District,
Group of Soviet Forces in Germany,

Belorussian Military District

Soviet Ground Forces
Battles/wars 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland, Winter War, Great Patriotic War
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union

Army General Yevgeni F. Ivanovski (March 7, 1918 - September 22, 1991) served in numerous high commands following the Second World War, including the command of the Moscow Military District from 1968 to 1972, command of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany from 20. July 1972 to 25. November 1980. Nationality - Belarus.

On 3 November 1972, following the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, he was promoted to the rank of the Army General. His next command was Belorussian Military District from December 1980 to February 1985, when he was promoted to the position of the Commander in Chief of the Soviet Ground Forces. In 1989 he became the member of the inspectorate of the Ministry of the Defense of the USSR.

In the years 1971 - 1989 he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He also served 3 terms as a deputy in the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

Yevgeni F. Ivanovski spent his last years living in Moscow, where he died on 22 September 1991. He was buried at Novodevichy Cemetery.

He has published a memoir.[1]

Sources and references

  1. Ивановский Евгений Филиппович, Атаку начинали танкисты, Воениздат, 1984