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Ivan Fedko (July 6, 1897 – February 26, 1939) was a Soviet Komandarm 1st rank and army commander. He was born in what is now the Left-bank Ukraine. He fought in the Imperial Russian Army during World War I before joining the Bolsheviks. During the Russian Civil War, he fought against the White movement army of Abram Dragomirov in Kiev. He was a 4-time recipient of the Order of the Red Banner (1919, twice in 1921, 1924) and the Order of Lenin. He was made a Komandarm 2nd rank in 1935 and a Komandarm 1st rank on February 20, 1938. In 1938, he was awarded the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army". During the Great Purge, he was arrested on July 7, 1938 and executed the following year. After the death of Joseph Stalin, he was rehabilitated in 1956.[1]

Ivan Fedko
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BornJuly 6, 1897
Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire
DiedFebruary 26, 1939
Soviet Union
AllegianceRussian Empire (1916–1917)
Soviet Union (1918–1938)
Service/branchImperial Russian Army
Soviet Red Army
RankKomandarm 1st rank
Commands held13th Rifle Corps
Red Banner Caucasus Army
Volga Military District
Maritime Group of Forces
Kiev Military District
Battles/wars
SignatureФедько Іван Федорович автограф 1937.png
Preceded by
Commander of the 13th Rifle Corps
April 1924-November 1925
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Konstantin Avksentevsky
Commander of the Red Banner Caucasus Army
1931–1932
Succeeded by
Ivan Smolin
Preceded by
Boris Shaposhnikov
Commander of the Volga Military District
1932–1933
Succeeded by
Pavel Dybenko
Preceded by
Vitovt Putna
Commander of the Maritime Group of Forces
July 1934 – May 1937
Succeeded by
Mikhail Lewandowski
Preceded by
Iona Yakir
Commander of the Kiev Military District
1937–1938
Succeeded by
Semyon Timoshenko

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Репрессированные военнослужащие Красной Армии" (in Russian). Retrieved 2014-10-26.