Semyon Kurkotkin

Semyon Kurkotkin

Infobox Military Person
name=Semyon Konstantinovich Kurkotkin

born= birth date|1917|2|13
died= death date and age|1990|9|16|1917|2|13
placeofburial=Novodevichy Cemetery
serviceyears= 1937 — 1990
rank=Marshal of the Soviet Union
awards=Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin (4) Order of the Red Banner (3)

Semyon Konstantinovich Kurkotkin ( _ru. Семё́н Константи́нович Курко́ткин; February 13, 1917 - September 16, 1990) was appointed Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1983. He commanded the Transcaucasus Military District in 1968-1971 and the Soviet forces stationed in East Germany since 1971. Kurkotkin was appointed Assistant Minister of Defense in 1972.


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