Dmitry Ryabyshev

Dmitry Ivanovich Ryabyshev Russian: Дми́трий Ива́нович Ря́бышев,, (February 23 [O.S. February 11] 1894 – November 18, 1985) was a Soviet military commander, commander of 8th Mechanized Corps (1941).

Dmitry Ivanovich Ryabyshev
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BornFebruary 23, 1894
Kolotovka, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire
DiedNovember 18, 1985
Rostov-on-Don, Soviet Union
AllegianceMilitary of the Soviet Union
Years of service1915 — 1950
RankLieutenant General
Commands held34th Tank Division
4th Cavalry Corps
8th Mechanized Corps
38th Army
Southern Front
57th Army
28th Army
3rd Guards Army
Battles/warsRussian Civil War
World War II
AwardsOrder of Lenin (x4)
Order of the Red Banner (x4)
Order of Suvorov, Second Class

Before World War IIEdit

Ryabyshev was born in Kolotovka, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (in present-day Rostov Oblast, Russia). In 1917 he joined the Bolshevik Party. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917 he was a commander of the 42nd Brigade, 14th Division of the 1st Cavalry Army during the Russian Civil War.

World War IIEdit

During the Second World War, he held several commands, including the 34th Tank Division, 4th Cavalry Corps, 8th Mechanized Corps, 38th Army, Southern Front, 57th Army, 28th Army and 3rd Guards Army.