Zhukov is known for being a damn good commander and beating the Nazis. Not for being a communist.
posted on 06/09/2019 4:25:23 AM PDT
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He joined the Communist party during the revolution and was a politburo member later in his life.
posted on 06/09/2019 4:32:12 AM PDT
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I talked to a Russian coworker about Zhukov once: many Russians view Zhukov as a butcher who sought to please Stalin by sacrificing tens of thousands simply to meet political deadlines for offensives, such as retaking a city by May Day or some such.
Look at his performance at the Seelow Heights, where the preparatory bombardment turner the Oder river bank into a sea of mud almost impassable to Soviet tanks and he ordered desperate frontal assaults simply to keep up with the Ukrainian Front commander's assault from the south.
posted on 06/09/2019 9:49:05 AM PDT
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