Andrei Grechko

Andrei Grechko

Birth
Russia
Death 26 Apr 1976 (aged 72)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 7378150 · View Source
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Soviet Army Leader and Soviet Deputy Minister of Defense. During World War II as a Commander in the Russian Army he took part in the liberation of the Caucasus, Ukraine, Czechslovakia, and Poland. In 1953 he assumed command of Soviet troops in East Germany, suppressing the East German Worker's Rebellion of that same year. He became Russia's first Deputy Minister of Defense under Marshal Malinovsky. In 1967 assuming the top post, he organized the 1968 invasion of Czechslovakia by Soviet troops and Warsaw Pact troops to suppress the liberalization of that country. In 1973 he became a member of the Politburo and served as Deputy Minister of Defense until his death in 1976.


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  • Added: 23 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7378150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrei Grechko (17 Oct 1903–26 Apr 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7378150, citing Kremlin Wall Necropolis, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .