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Oka Ivanovich Gorodovikov

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Oka Ivanovich Gorodovikov (Russian: Городовиков, Ока Иванович; 1 October [O.S. 19 September] 1879 in Mokraya Elmuta village, current Rostov Oblast – 26 February 1960 in Moscow) was a Soviet cavalry general of Kalmyk and Cossack[1] ethnicity, a Hero of the Soviet Union.

Oka Gorodovikov
Oka Gorodovikov.jpg
Born 1 October 1879
Russian Empire
(now Rostov Oblast)
Died 26 February 1960(1960-02-26) (aged 80)
Moscow
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Land forces, cavalry
Rank Colonel general
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Leninorder.svg

BiographyEdit

During July and August 1920, he commanded the 2nd Cavalry Army. He served as Inspector-General of Cavalry from 1938 to 1941, and as Deputy Commander of Cavalry from 1943 until his retirement in 1947. The town of Gorodovikovsk in his native Kalmykia was named after him in 1971.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A. Shipov 100 great Cossacks http://fisechko.ru/100vel/kazakov/86.html