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Sergei Leonidovich Sokolov
Birth: Jul. 1, 1911
Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
Death: Aug. 31, 2012
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation

Russian Marshal. Minister of Defense from 1984 to 1987, he is also remembered because was removed from his dicastery due to unauthorized and not impeded landing on Red Square of a private plane piloted by a young german. Graduated Lieutenant at the Frunze Academy, Sokolov served in the World War II, commanding an armored unit of the Red Army on the front Russian-Japanese. In 1978 he was elevated to the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union, and appointed commander in chief of the Red Army during the invasion of Afghanistan. Regarded as one of the most respected commanders, during his career he has received numerous awards and decorations, both in country and abroad, including Hero of the Soviet Union (1980), 3-times Order of Lenin, Order of the Red Star, Gold Medal for bravery, 11-times the Medal of the Jubilee of the Great Patriotic War, Order of the Red Banner and the Order of Karl Marx. Sokolov ended his active service as advisor at the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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  Maria Samoylovna Sokolova (1920 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
Novodevichy Cemetery
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Plot: Buried beside his wife, died three days before him
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014
Thank you for your WW2 contribution to humanity. Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013

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