Nikolay Krylov (marshal)

Nikolai Ivanovich Krylov (Russian: Никола́й Ива́нович Крыло́в; April 29, 1903 – February 9, 1972) was a Russian Marshal of the Soviet Union (from 1962). He was commander of the Strategic Missile Troops from 1963 to 1972.[1]

Nikolay Ivanovich Krylov
Born29 April 1903
Balashov Uyezd, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died9 February 1972(1972-02-09) (aged 68)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Commands held21st Army
5th Army
Far Eastern Military District
15th Army
Leningrad Military District
Moscow Military District

During World War II, was chief of staff of the 62nd Army (1942–1943) and commanded the 21st Army and 5th Army (1943–1945). Following the war, he also commanded the Far Eastern (1947–1953), Leningrad (1957–1960) and Moscow Military Districts (1960–1963).[1]

Honours and awardsEdit

Krylov received the following honours and awards.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Nikolay Ivanovich Krylov". (in Russian).

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