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Georgy Zhukov (1896 – 1974)


Soviet military commander who, in the course of World War II, led the Red Army to liberate the Soviet Union from the Axis Powers' occupation, to advance through much of Eastern Europe, and to conquer Germany's capital, Berlin.
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Georgy Zhukov
If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as it were not there.
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Zhukov was the most successful commander of World War II, who fell from grace under Khrushchev, but never lost his place in the pantheon of Soviet heroes.
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If the nation only knew their hands dripped with innocent blood, it would have met them not with applause but with stones.




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There's no smoke without fire.
Zhukov Georgy
Here they found real war, but they were not ready for it. They were used to easy victories. This deprived them of flexibility on the one hand, of tenacity on the other. For them, war was merely maneuvers. They have neither cavalry nor skiers, their tanks cannot pass over the snow.
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There are things in Russia which are not as they seem.
Georgy Zhukov
It is a fact that under equal conditions, large-scale battles and whole wars are won by troops which have a strong will for victory, clear goals before them, high moral standards, and devotion to the banner under which they go into battle.
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If they [the Germans] attack, we will defend. If they do not attack until winter comes, then we will and will tear them to shreds!
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Nazis did not expect Soviet resistance to be so strong. The deeper they moved into this country's territory, the more fierce it became. When Hitler's armies approached Moscow, every man and woman here thought it imperative to resist the enemy. And that resistance grew by the day. The enemy was sustaining heavy losses, one after another. In fact, Hitler's best troops perished here. Nazis believed the Red Army was not capable of defending Moscow, but their schemes failed.
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Winning depended to a large extent on the determination of the troops and the officers. The certainty that we were going to win kept up everyone's spirits, from privates to generals.
Georgy Zhukov
The longer the battle lasts the more force we'll have to use!




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Generalissimo Stalin directed every move... made every decision... He is the greatest and wisest military genius who ever lived...
Georgy Zhukov
We will do all we can to insure peace... but if war is imposed upon us we will be together shoulder to shoulder as in the last war to strive for the happiness of mankind.
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And now German generals find it hard to explain away their retreat.
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Zhukov's right arm, which once was enlisted in a just cause, will battle no more. Sleep! Russian history holds, as is fitting, Space for the exploits of those who, though bold, marching triumphant through foreign cities, trembled in terror when they came home.
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The nature of encounter operations required of the commanders limitless initiative and constant readiness to take the responsibility for military actions.
Georgy Zhukov
The mere existence of atomic weapons implies the possibility of their use.
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If you feel that the Chief of the General Staff talks only rubbish, my place is not here. Better to give me a command at the front where I can be of better use!
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