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Encyclopedia > Front (Soviet Army)

A Front (фронт) was a major military organization in the Soviet Army, roughly equivalent to an army or army group in British or American military terminology. This is not to be confused with the more general usage of military front, describing a geographic area in wartime. Military science concerns itself with the study and of the diverse technical, psychological, and practical phenomena that encompass the events that make up warfare, especially armed combat. ... This article is about the armed forces of the Soviet Union. ... Army (From Latin armata (act of arming) via Old French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force. ... An army group is a military organization (formation) consisting of several armies, and is supposed to be self-sufficient for indefinite periods. ... A military front is an area in which an army or nation expects to do most of its fighting. ...


An interesting and important distinction between the two is that a Soviet front typically has its own organic tactical fixed-wing air force of Army level. This Air Army is directly subordinated to the Frontal commander (typically a ground commander). The entire front might report either to STAVKA or a TVD, or teatr voennykh deistvii - Theatre of Military Operations. Soviet redirects here. ... Stavka is an abbreviation for Shtab vierhovnogo komandovania, or General Headquarters of armed forces in late Imperial Russia and in the Soviet Union. ...


Soviet fronts were raised during the Polish-Soviet War, Invasion of Poland (Byelorussian and Ukrainian) and the Second World War. Combatants Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Second Polish Republic Commanders Mikhail Tukhachevsky Semyon Budyonny Joseph Stalin Józef Piłsudski Edward Rydz-Śmigły Strength 950,000 including reserves 5 million 360,000 including reserves 738,000 Casualties Unknown, dead estimated at 100,000 - 150,000 Unknown, dead estimated at... Combatants Poland Nazi Germany Soviet Union Slovakia Commanders Edward Rydz-Śmigły Fedor von Bock (Army Group North) Gerd von Rundstedt (Army Group South) Mikhail Kovalov (Belorussian Front) Semyon Timoshenko (Ukrainian Front) Ferdinand Čatloš (Field Army Bernolak) Strength 39 divisions 16 brigades 4,300 guns 880 tanks 400 aircraft Total... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


During the Cold War, fronts and their staffs were integrated with various military districts, or became "Group of Soviet Forces" in a Warsaw Pact nation. It should be noted that not all Military Districts rated a Front. Thus some Military Districts do not have an organic Air Army. For other uses, please see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Military districts are territorial entities used for the purposes of military planning and strategizing. ... Unofficial Seal of the Warsaw Pact Distinguish from the Warsaw Convention, which is an agreement among airlines about financial liability and the Treaty of Warsaw (1970) between West Germany and the Peoples Republic of Poland. ...


List of Fronts in World War II

Soviet fronts during the Second World War from 1941 to 1945: Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... This article is about the year. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...

The Bryansk Front was a Front (i. ... Combatants Nazi Germany Soviet Union Commanders Erich von Manstein, Hans von Kluge, Walther Model Georgiy Zhukov, Konstantin Rokossovskiy, Nikolay Vatutin Strength 800,000 infantry, 2,700 tanks, 2,000 aircraft 1,300,000 infantry, 3,600 tanks, 2,400 aircraft Casualties 500,000 dead, wounded, or captured 500 tanks 200... State motto: Пралетарыі ўсіх краін, яднайцеся! Belarusian: Workers of the world, unite! Official language None. ... The 1st Belorussian Front (alternative spellings are 1st Byelorussian Front and 1st Belarusian Front) was a Soviet Army Front during the Great Patriotic War. ... The 2nd Belorussian Front (alternative spellings are 2nd Byelorussian Front and 2nd Belarusian Front) was one of the Soviet Army fronts during World War II. The term front was used by the Soviets army in World War II to describe a grouping of two or more armies in the same... The 3rd Belorussian Front (alternative spellings are 3rd Belarusian Front) was one of the Soviet Army fronts during the World War II. At various times, it was commanded by Marshal of the Soviet Union Aleksandr Vasilevsky and General Ivan Chernyakhovsky. ... The Caucasian Front or Caucasus Front was a military subdivision (Front) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... The Central Front was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... The Soviet Far East Front was a front (Soviet army group) of World War II that operated in the Far East, hence its name. ... Stavka is an abbreviation for Shtab vierhovnogo komandovania, or General Headquarters of armed forces in late Imperial Russia and in the Soviet Union. ... The Karelian Front was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Unions Red Army during the Second World War, and operated in Karelia. ... North Caucasian Front or North Caucasus Front was a front (Soviet Army group) during the World War II that operated in the Caucasus area, hence its name. ... Northern Front was a front (Soviet Army group) during the World War II that operated in the Northern direction, hence its name. ... Steppe Front was a Front of the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War. ... The Southern Front was one of the Soviet Army fronts during the World War II, cretaed under the command of Army General Ivan Tyulenev. ... The Southernwestern Front was one of the Soviet Army fronts during the World War II. In 1941 it took part in the tank battles in western Ukraine and the defensive operation around Kiev, in which the Front Chief of Staff General Mikhail Kirponos was killed and the entire Front captured... The Southern Front was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... Steppe Front was a Front of the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War. ... Transcaucasian Front or Transcaucasus Front (Russian: Закавказский Фронт) was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Steppe Front was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... The Southwestern Front was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... The Southern Front was a Front (military subdivision) of the Soviet Army during the Second World War. ... // Background The Voronezh Front was a military subdivision of the Soviet Unions Red Army during the Second World War. ... The Western Front was a military subdivision of the Soviet Army, one of the Soviet Army Fronts during the World War II. The term is not to be confused with the general notion of the front in Western direrection. Categories: Russia-related stubs | Soviet fronts ...

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Front (Soviet Army) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (195 words)
A Front was a major military organization in the Soviet Army, roughly equivalent to an army or army group in British or American miltary terminology.
Soviet fronts were raised during the Polish-Soviet War, Polish September Campaign (Bielorussian and Ukrainian) and the Second World War.
During the Cold War, fronts and their staffs are integrated with various military districts, or become "Group of Soviet Forces" in a Warsaw Pact nation.
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