Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov’s writing is a fascinating and invaluable source for anyone interested in the war on the Eastern Front and presents intriguing insights into Zhukov the man as well as Zhukov the military commander.
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, born 1 December 1896. He was conscripted into the Russian Imperial Army in 1915. From 1918 to 1920, he fought for the Red Army in the Russian Civil War. Stalin regarded Zhukov as a threat and demoted him to command the Odessa military district, far away from Moscow. After Stalin’s death, Zhukov returned to favour. Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov Biography and Profile.
Olga Ladyzhenskaya, a mathematician, born March 7, 1922, Russia, and spent her early years being inspired with a love of mathematics by her father, Aleksandr, who taught the subject. After earning her Ph.D., Ladyzhenskaya went on to lead the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow and to write more than 250 papers. Ladyzhenskaya’s contributions to the field earned her the Lomonosov Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002. She died on Jan. 12, 2004, at the age of 81. Read Olga Ladyzhenskaya Biography and Profile.
ladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, on October 7, 1952. Vladimir Putin served as president of Russia from 2000 to 2008, and was re-elected to the presidency in 2012. He previously served as Russia’s prime minister. Continue reading Vladimir Putin Biography and Profile.