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Encyclopedia > Soviet Northern Front

Northern Front was a front (Soviet Army group) during the World War II that operated in the Northern direction, hence its name. Its commander was Markian Popov (June 24 — August 23, 1941). 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. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics/ Communist state Area  - Total  - % water Largest on the planet 22,402,200 km² ?% Population  - Total  - Density 3rd before collapse 293,047,571 (July... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Markian Mikhailovich Popov (Маркиан Михайлович Попов) (1902-1969) was a Soviet military commaner, Army General (1953), Hero of the Soviet Union (1965). ...


The front was created from the Leningrad military district. On August 27, 1941 it was split into the Karelian Front and Leningrad Front. Leningrad (Russian: Ленинград) usually refers to the name of the city which is now known as Saint Petersburg, Russia between 1924 and 1991. ... Military district (Russian: вое́нный о́круг (voyenny okrug)) is a territorial association of military units, formations, military schools, and various local military establishments. ...


The Leningrad Military District was created on March 23, 1918 as "RKKA Petrograd Military District" and renamed into Leningrad MD on February 1, 1924. Markian Popov was District Commander since 1939. Its main perpose was the defense of the Kola Peninsula and the horthen shores of the Gulf of Finland. On the right flank it bordered with the Arkhangelsk MD, on the left — with the Baltic MD. This article is about the armed forces of the Soviet Union. ... Saint Petersburg  listen (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of... The Kola Peninsula in relation to Scandinavia, the White Sea, Barents Sea, Lake Onega, Lake Ladoga, and foreign countries. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Finland is an arm of the Baltic Sea that extends between Finland (to the north) and Estonia (to the south) all the way to the city of Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it. ... The city of Arkhangelsk (Архангельск, formerly in English Archangel or Archangelsk) lies on the Northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea in the far north of European Russia, at 64°32′ N 40°32′ E. It is the capital of the Arkhangelsk Oblast and was the chief sea... Baltic can refer to: The Baltic Sea Council of the Baltic Sea States - an intergovernmental organization Baltic sea countries - countries with access to the Baltic Sea The Baltic region (Balticum) Baltic States - the independent countries of Estonia Latvia Lithuania Baltic Republics - term refers to the three Baltic states under the...


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