Oka Ivanovich Gorodovikov(Redirected from Oka Gorodovikov)
This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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 ethnicity, a Hero of the Soviet Union.
|Born||1 October 1879|
(now Rostov Oblast)
|Died||26 February 1960 (aged 80)|
|Service/||Land forces, cavalry|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union|
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.