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A. S. Zhadov, Lieutenant General, Commander of the 5th Guards Army

Museum of Prokhorovskoe Pole

Museum of Prokhorovskoe Pole

A. S. Zhadov was an army general and a Hero of the Soviet Union. He was born on 30 March 1901 in the village of Nikolskoe in what is now the Sverdlovsk District of the Oryol Region. In July 1943, the 5th Guards Army (part of the Voronezh Front) under his command repelled the massive attack by the Nazi troops in the vicinity of Prokhorovka. His army’s actions were critical in the situation on the southern face of the Battle of Kursk, in which the 5th army and its commander showed unprecedented courage.

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