Ivan Grigoryevich


Ivan Grigoryevich Pavlovsky was a Soviet military commander, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, Deputy Minister of Defence of the USSR (1967-1980). General of the Army (1967). Hero of the Soviet Union (1969). Member of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1966-1971) and of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1971-1981). Ivan Pavlovsky was born on 24 February 1909 in the Chemerovetsky district of the Khmelnitsky region. In 1929 he graduated from an agricultural college. He then worked as an agronomist in the Kamenets-Podolsk district collective farm association. In 1931 he was drafted into the Red Army. He was commander of a machine-gun platoon of the 285th infantry regiment of the 95th infantry division, a company, commander of the 57th separate machine-gun battalion in the Rybnitsa fortified area. In 1941 he graduated from the first year of the Red Army Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze. During the Great Patriotic War he served in the active army from 1941 to 1942. He was Chief of Staff and Commander of the 962nd Infantry Regiment of the 296th Infantry Division on the Southern Front. From 1942 to 1943. He held the position of Deputy Commander and Commander of the 9th Guards Rifle Brigade on the Transcaucasian and North Caucasian Fronts. He took part in the defensive battles of the Battle of the Caucasus. In 1943 he took part in the offensive operations in the North Caucasus and Krasnodar. In the same year he was appointed commander of the 328th Infantry Division on the North Caucasus, Southern, 1st Ukrainian and 1st Belorussian Fronts. In June 1944, the division commanded by I.G. Pavlovsky was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the high military skill displayed by its personnel during the breakthrough of the Nazi defences in the Kovel area in June 1944. From 1963 to 1967, he led the troops of the Far Eastern Military District. Since 1967, he served as Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR. In the same year, in 1980, he was transferred to the Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces and Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR. In August 1968 He was appointed commander of the combined forces of the Warsaw Pact states in the upcoming operation to bring troops into Czechoslovakia. The invasion of the armies of the five states was carried out August 20-21, 1968 and is known as Operation Danube. The total number of troops deployed amounted to 500 thousand people, about 5 thousand tanks and armored vehicles. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated February 21, 1969, for courage and bravery shown in the battles to defend the Soviet state, and merits in building and strengthening the Armed Forces of the USSR, Army General Ivan Grigoryevich Pavlovsky was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal. On the building of the Ministry of Defense, where I.G. worked. Pavlovsky, a memorial plaque has been installed.

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