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Vasily Chuikov | Василий Иванович Чуйков

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Vasily Chuikov, in full Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (born February 12 [January 31, Old Style], 1900, Serebryannye Prudy, near Moscow, Russian Empire—died March 18, 1982, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.), Soviet general (and later marshal) who in World War II commanded the defense at the Battle of Stalingrad, joined in turning Adolf Hitler’s armies back, and led the Soviet drive to Berlin.