Chuikov, Vasily Ivanovich b. February 12, 1900 d. March 18, 1982 Soviet Army General. He served in the Russian Revolutionary and Soviet-Finnish Wars. He is best known for heading the Russian defense of Stalingrad during World War II, commanding the 62nd Red Army division. After successfully halting the German advancement on Stalingrad, he was placed in charge of the Soviet counteroffensive, driving back the German Armies and capturing the German capital of Berlin in April 1945. Following the war he remained in Germany as commander of Soviet forces from 1949...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Mamayev Kurgan Memorial, Volgograd, Volgogradskaya Oblast', Russian Federation
Lepper, Richard b. July 15, 1897 d. March 31, 1943 German Major General. Knights Cross Holder. He was commander of Artilleriekommandeur 6 at Stalingrad and was taken prisoner by the Soviet Union, where he died in captivity at the Frolov POW Camp. He was awarded the Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross in 1942 for his actions during the Battle of Stalingrad. He also fought in the Battle of France, Operation Barbarossa, and the Battle of Rzhev. His other awards included the Iron Cross First and Second Class in both World War I and World War II and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Rossoschka Kriegsgräberfriehof, Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Russian Federation Plot: Under the unknowns.
Romanova, Yelena b. March 20, 1963 d. January 27, 2007 Russian Athlete. Born in Voronezh, she was a middle-distance runner who is best known for winning a gold medal in the Women's 3,000 Meter Run during the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona. Her other major wins during her career include the gold medal in the Women's 10,000 Meter Run and a silver medal in the Women's 3,000 Meter Run at the European Championships in 1990. She also had first place finishes during the Goodwill Games in 1990 and 1994. After retiring from competition, she worked as a...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Central Cemetery, Volgograd, Volgogradskaya Oblast', Russian Federation
Zaytsev, Vasily Grigorevich b. March 23, 1915 d. December 15, 1991 World War II Military Figure. He was a Soviet sniper and a Hero of the Soviet Union during World War II. Between November 10 and December 17, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, he killed 225 soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht and other Axis armies, including 11 enemy snipers. Prior to November 10, he killed 32 Axis soldiers with the standard-issue Mosin–Nagant rifle (effective range of 900 metres or 985 yards). Between October 1942 and January 1943, Zaytsev made an estimated 400 kills...[Read More] Mamayev Kurgan Memorial, Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Russian Federation Plot: 6,8,9