Marshal of the Soviet Union


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Marshal of the Soviet Union

 

a military rank in the Soviet armed forces.

The rank was introduced by resolution of the Central Executive Committee and of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR on Sept. 22, 1935. The rank of marshal of the Soviet Union is conferred personally by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for outstanding service in leadership of the troops. In the navy the rank of admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union corresponds to the rank of marshal of the Soviet Union.

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