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Commemorative Medal "Marshal Vasily Chuikov"

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The MInistry of Defence named multiple medals after Soviet generals and admirals, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence followed suit.

Established on 28 June 2012 by ministerial order 372. Awarded to personnel of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (including services, agencies, institutions and organizations attached to the ministry), and to other citizens, for many years of impeccable service to the cause of civil defence, for improving management, communications and the civil defence alarm system, for maintaining a high degree of preparedness.

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Actually, Chuikov served as the Chief of the Civil Defence of the USSR from 1961 until his retirement in 1972.

Well, it makes sense then... I knew he was Commander Soviet Group of Forces Germany and later Chief of Soviet Ground Forces, but not the Civil Defense. Was that considered a "promotion"? Or exile?

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Well, it makes sense then... I knew he was Commander Soviet Group of Forces Germany and later Chief of Soviet Ground Forces, but not the Civil Defense. Was that considered a "promotion"? Or exile?

I think it was a pre retirement present... He was getting on in age by then.

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Is that a US DSC I see on his chest?


Yes it is, but I don't know if he received it for Stalingrad or for Berlin... or both?

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JP, IrishGunner found the citation:

Here's the citation: dated Jan '44 - seems to be for "everything"

Awarded for actions during the World War II:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of
Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished
Service Cross to Lieutenant General Vasilii Ivanovich Chuikov, Army of
the U.S.S.R., for extraordinary heroism in connection with military
operations against an armed enemy, in action against our common enemy,
Germany, in World War II. Lieutenant General Chuikov's outstanding
accomplishments, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify
the highest traditions of the Armed Forces of the Allied Nations.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 3 (January 6, 1944)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Foreign

Rank: Lieutenant General

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