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Group Of Soviet Forces In Germany
The Group of Soviet Forces in Germany
Group of Soviet Forces in Germany
(1954–1988) (Russian: Группа советских войск в Германии, ГСВГ), also known as the Group of Soviet Occupation Forces in Germany (1945–1954) and the Western Group of Forces (1988–1994) were the troops of the Soviet Army
Soviet Army
in East Germany. The Group of Soviet Occupation Forces in Germany was formed after the end of the Second World War
Second World War
from units of the 1st and 2nd Belorussian Fronts. The group helped suppress the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany. After the end of occupation functions in 1954 the group was renamed the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. The group represented Soviet interests in East Germany
East Germany
during the Cold War
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Schwerin
Schwerin
Schwerin
([ʃvɛˈʁiːn] or [ʃvəˈʁiːn], Mecklenburgian Swerin, Latin Suerina) is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The population is 98,000 as of July 2016.[2] Schwerin
Schwerin
was first mentioned in 1018 as Wendenburg and was granted city rights in 1160 by Henry the Lion, thus it is the oldest city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is globally known for its romantic Schwerin Palace, situated on an island in the Lake Schwerin. The palace was one of the main residences of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg until 1918 and is the official seat of the state parliament since 1990
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Fürstenberg/Havel
Fürstenberg (formerly, Tornow
Tornow
or Tarnow) is a town in the Oberhavel district, Brandenburg, Germany. Until 1919, Fürstenberg was part of the former Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-StrelitzContents1 Geography1.1 Districts of Fürstenberg2 Fürstenberg Palace 3 History 4 Demography 5 Notable residents 6 Connected to Fürstenberg 7 References 8 Gallery 9 External linksGeography[edit]Stream near TornowFürstenberg is situated on the River Havel, 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of Neustrelitz, and 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Berlin. The city lies at the southern edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District and is framed by the Röblinsee, Baalensee, and Schwedtsee
Schwedtsee
lakes. The River Havel
Havel
splits into several channels as it flows through the town, one of which contains a lock used by vessels navigating the river
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12th Guards Tank Division
The 12th Guards Uman Orders of Lenin Red Banner and Suvorov Tank Division was a tank division of the Soviet Ground Forces. It drew its history from the World War II 16th Tank Corps (see Tank corps (Soviet Union)). It was redesignated successively as 12th Guards Tank Corps (1943) and 12th Guards Tank Division (1946).Contents1 History1.1 Cold War2 Unit list 3 Notes 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The division was initially formed as 16th Tank Corps in the Kiev Military District. It became part of the 2nd Tank Army upon the army's formation
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5th Guards Motor Rifle Division
The 5th Guards Zimovnikovskaya order Kutuzov II degree Motor Rifle Division, ( Military Unit Number (V/Ch) 51852 from 1979) named on the 60th anniversary of the USSR, was a military formation of the Soviet Ground Forces. It was formed from the 6th Mechanized Corps created in 1940 and destroyed in 1941 in the beginning of Operation Barbarossa. The corps was reformed in November 1942 under the same name, but with a different organizational structure
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90th Guards Tank Division (1957–1985)
The 90th Guards Rifle Vitebsk
Vitebsk
Division was an infantry division of the Red Army
Red Army
during World War II. Formed from the 325th Rifle Division in recognition of its actions during the winter of 1943, the division fought in the Battle of Kursk, the Belgorod-Khar'kov Offensive Operation, Operation Bagration, the Baltic Offensive, the Vistula–Oder Offensive, and the East Prussian Offensive.Contents1 Formation 2 Battle of Kursk 3 Advance 4 Postwar 5 References5.1 Citations 5.2 Bibliography6 External linksFormation[edit] The division was formed on April 18, 1943, by the re-designation of the first formation of the 325th Rifle Division, which had distinguished itself in the advance of 21st Army in Central Front in the late winter of that year. At about the same time, 21st Army became the 6th Guards Army
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10th Guards Uralsko-Lvovskaya Tank Division
The 10th Guards Uralsko-Lvovskaya Volunteer Tank Division, also known at the Ural-Lvov Tank Division, is a tank division of the Russian Ground Forces and part of the Moscow Military District's 20th Guards Army. The division traces its heritage back to 1943, during World War II. It is headquartered and based at Boguchar, 160 kilometres south of Voronezh, Voronezh
Voronezh
Oblast. Its complete formal designation is: "The 10th Guards Tank Ural-L'vov the Order of October Revolution
Order of October Revolution
Red Banner, the Order of Suvorov
Order of Suvorov
and the Order of Kutuzov
Order of Kutuzov
Volunteer division in the name of Marshal of the Soviet Union R.A
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2nd Shock Army
Andrei Vlasov Ivan FedyuninskyThe 2nd Shock Army (Russian: 2-я Ударная армия) was a field army of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
during the Second World War. This type of formation was created in accordance with prewar doctrine that called for Shock Armies to overcome difficult defensive dispositions in order to create a tactical penetration of sufficient breadth and depth to permit the commitment of mobile formations for deeper exploitation.[1] However, as the war went on, Shock Armies lost this specific role and reverted, in general, to ordinary frontline formations.Contents1 Formation 2 Military history 3 Notable commanders 4 Sources and referencesFormation[edit] The 2nd Shock Army was formed from the Volkhov Front's 26th Army in December 1941 and initially consisted of the 327th Rifle Division and eight separate rifle brigades
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Goldberg, Germany
Goldberg is a town in the Ludwigslust-Parchim
Ludwigslust-Parchim
district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated 24 km northeast of Parchim, and 46 km east of Schwerin.Contents1 History 2 Sons and daughters of the town 3 Connected to Goldberg 4 References 5 GalleryHistory[edit] Goldberg owes its origin and name to a gold mine in the neighbourhood, which, however, has been wholly abandoned since the time of the Hussite wars. The town obtained civic rights in 1211. It suffered heavily from the Tatars in 1241, from the plague in 1334, from the Hussites in 1428, and from the Saxon, Imperial and Swedish forces during the Thirty Years' War
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46th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)
The 46th Rifle Division was a rifle division of the Soviet Red Army, initially formed in 1921 in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War. The Division's 2nd formation formed in 1923 as a "territorial " within the 136th, 137, 138th Rifle Regiment in Kiev in the 14th Rifle Corps in the Ukrainian Military District. History[edit] In 1930 the division had in its composition Pridneprovsky 136th, 137th Kiev, 138th Perei Rifle Regiments. In 1931 the division moved to the "cadre" principle of organization and manning. On May 17, 1935, it was in the composition of the Kiev Military District
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Radebeul
Radebeul
Radebeul
is a town (große Kreisstadt) in the Elbe
Elbe
valley in the district of Meißen
Meißen
in Saxony, Germany, a suburb of Dresden. It is well known for its viticulture, a museum dedicated to writer Karl May and a narrow gauge railway connecting Radebeul
Radebeul
with the castle of Moritzburg and the town of Radeburg
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372nd Rifle Division
46th Rifle Brigade (1946–1953) 372nd Rifle Division (1953–1955) 68th Rifle Division (1955–1957) 68th Motor Rifle Division (1957–2003)Active 1941–2003Country Soviet Union (1941–1991)  Kazakhstan (1992–2003)BranchSoviet Army (1941–1991) Ground Forces of Kazakhstan (1992–2003)Type Motorized infantryGarrison/HQ Sary-Ozek (1966–2003)EngagementsWorld War IISiege of Leningrad Lyuban Offensive Operation Sinyavino Offensive (1942) Operation Iskra Leningrad-Novgorod Offensive Vyborg-Petrozavodsk Offensive Baltic Offensive East Prussian Offensive East Pomeranian Offensive Berlin OffensiveTajik Civil WarDecorations Order of the Red BannerBattle honours NovgorodCommandersNotable commanders Pavel MelnikovThe 372nd Rifle Red Banner Novgorod Division was a division of the Red Army during the Second World War
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Stendal
Hansestadt Stendal
Stendal
(German pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛndaːl]) is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is the capital of Stendal
Stendal
District and unofficial capital of the Altmark
Altmark
region.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Main sights3.1 Theatre of the Altmark 3.2 Winckelmann Museum 3.3 Fire Brigade Museum 3.4 Other4 Politics4.1 Mayor 4.2 Local council5 International relations 6 Notable people6.1 Honorary citizens 6.2 Personalities 6.3 Sons and daughters of the town7 References 8 External linksGeography[edit] Situated west of the Elbe
Elbe
valley, the Stendal
Stendal
town centre is located some 125 km (78 mi) west of Berlin, around 170 km (110 mi) east of Hanover, and 55 km (34 mi) north of the state capital Magdeburg
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7th Rifle Corps
World War IIOperation Barbarossa Battle of Stalingrad Leningrad-Novgorod Offensive Battle of BerlinThe 7th Rifle Corps (7th ck) was a corps in Red Army and Soviet Armed Forces, before and during The Great Patriotic War/World War II.Contents1 History 1st formation 2 Submission 3 Commanders 4 Units 5 ReferencesHistory 1st formation[edit] The 11th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) adopted a resolution on the strengthening of the Red Army. It demanded to establish a strictly organized military, educational and economic conditions in the army. At the same time acknowledged burdensome for the country an army of 1,600,000 men. After the Congress, the Party Central Committee decided to reduce the Red Army at the end of 1922 to 800,000 people. Reduction of the army necessitated the restructuring of management and organizational structure of troops. The supreme military unit became a corps consisting of two or three divisions. Division consisted of three Regiments
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12th Guards Rifle Corps
World War IIVistula-Oder Offensive East Pomeranian Offensive Battle of BerlinDecorations Order of the Red BannerCommandersNotable commanders Alexander KazankinThe 12th Guards Rifle Corps was a corps of the Soviet Union's Red Army. Formed in 1942, the corps fought in the Vistula–Oder Offensive, East Pomeranian Offensive and Berlin Offensive. The corps was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for its actions during the storming of Berlin.[1] It was disbanded in Germany in June 1946. History[edit] The corps was first formed on the Northwestern Front in December 1942, on the basis of the 384th Rifle Division.[2] It was commanded by Major General Nikanor Zakhvatayev
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